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Special Events

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Cultural Programs Opportunities

Native American artists, performers, and culture bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge are invited to apply to our six exciting Cultural Programs offered through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®.

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Special Events

Next Event: Culinary Collections and Art and Artifacts of the Northwest Kwakiutl Tribe

The display will be shown until Spring. The first culinary experience featuring one or more dishes from the Northwest Coast eco region will take place on Friday, November 13th from 12:00 Noon to 3 PM.  Crazy Horse Memorial® visitors may order a succulent meal of skewered charred salmon, smoked clams, acorn squash, and fresh berry compote. This special dish will continue to be featured on Fridays for an extended time.   Guests ordering this dish will receive a 25% discount with full paid admission to Crazy Horse Memorial®.  Please present your admission ticket stub or Storyteller Card.

The Native American Veteran’s exhibit begins on Tuesday, November 10th.  The exhibit includes a brief presentation about Native American veterans and the display of a personal protection item worn by combat veterans.

Fancy Mask

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Will begin again in June  2021

Native artists, performers, and culture bearers share their knowledge and skill with visitors to the Memorial by offering a presentation about current cultural issues, traditions, and living heritage of North American Indians.

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

2021 Schedule Announced Soon

Native artists showcase their artwork for sale to visitors of the Memorial. Artists will share their culture through daily one-hour workshops during each week-long event. The medium of artwork may include basket weaving, fiber weaving, ethnobotany, quill and beadwork, jewelry and silversmithing, ledger art, hide painting, leatherwork, pottery, carving, and sculpture.

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

Artist in Residence

May through September

Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residence. The Artist in Residence will share their experience with the public by demonstration, discussion, workshops, lecture, or other means on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm in THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER® (NAECC) from May through October. Artists will also market and sell their art.

Artist in Residency Fellowship

Legends in Light® Laser Show

Nightly Memorial Day Weekend through September 6th

Legends in Light® the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, in season (weather permitting). The laser-light show effectively uses the Mountainside as a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.

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Legends in Light

Night Blasts

 June 26th
September 6th

Among the most popular events at Crazy Horse Memorial® are the two annual night blasts. The spectacular ceremonial blasts light up the Mountain with incredible fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnical features.

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Night Blast

Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

June 18 - 20, 2021

Every year Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. The Show features many various artists displaying and selling their work throughout THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®.

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Gift from Mother Earth Booth


Spring Volksmarch-First Full Weekend in June

The Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands ramble to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. June 5 - 6, 2021.

Autumn Volksmarch - same weekend as Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up

This autumn hike will be on the Sunday of the Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up.

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in September.  Sunday, September 26, 2021 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.




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Volksmarch Group

Native Americans' Day

October 11, 2021

South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans’ Day each year on the second Monday in October. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day.

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Native American Day Celebration