The public is encouraged to visit Crazy Horse Memorial on September 6th for an action-packed day and night of activities.
Please note that the Night Blast will not be featured this year. Click to learn more!

Special Events

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Cultural Programs Opportunities

The application process for Native American artists, performers, and culture bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge is closed for the 2021 season. Please email culturalprograms@crazyhorse.org with questions for future season.

Upcoming Special Performances

Special Performances on Special Dates at 6:30

  • August 7, 2021 - Brule (More Information)
  • September 6, 2021 - Tau Dance Theater
  • September 25, 2021 - Shelly Morningsong
  • October 11, 2021 - Jonah LittleSunday (Performance at 1:30)
James Jones Performer

Daily Cultural Performances

May 22 through September 29, 2021 at 11:30, 1:30 and 4:30

Experience a cultural performace on our veranda. Performance will be moved to the covered porch area if weather is a concern.

2020 Starr Dancer Web

Mahkoche Kin: The Land

Every Fourth Friday: May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd, and August 27th at 10:00 and 2:00

Hosted by our Museum Team and lead by culture bearer, artist, performer, and Oglala Lakota College Faculty Member, Darrell Red Cloud, the program will teach visitors about the history and the importance of this land we call the Black Hills.

Attendees will have the chance to get “just a little off the beaten path,” see the Crazy Horse Memorial® through a Native perspective, and leave enriched by the cultural knowledge of this land held by the Lakota people.

This program consists of a short and easy to moderate One Hour outdoor walk, with three ‘stops’ or stations along the route for educational presentations and immersive activities lead by Darrell Red Cloud and Museum Staff. This program is outdoors, and while it is on rough terrain is not a traditional hike, but will consist of some mildly strenuous, uneven terrain path.

Sign-ups for these programs will happen the DAY OF each program so be sure and visit Crazy Horse Memorial® those days to take part. Spots are limited, so be sure to visit that day to get your spot.

Mahkoche Kin Walk

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm from June 3, 2021 through August 5, 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.

  • July 29, 2021 - Dakota Daughters - Wounded Knee - Three Women, Three Stories, Three Cultures
  • August 5, 2021 - TBA
Talking Circle Speaker Series

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

2021 Schedule:

  • Aug. 1 - Aug. 7, Arthur Short Bull, Print Work & Painting
  • Sept. 5 - Sept.11, Christopher Lightning, Painting
  • Oct. 3 - Oct.9, Tracy HarrisonDream Catcher Weaving

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 September. Artists will also market and sell their art.

Artist in Residence Schedule for 2021:

  • July - Robert Martinez,  Airbrush, Oils
  • August - To Be Announced
  • September - Avis Charley,  Ledger Art
Artist in Residency Fellowship

Legends in Light® Laser Show

Nightly May 28, 2021 through September 30, 2021

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

September 6th - Crazy Horse Memorial Announces Change in Activities for Monday, September 6, 2021 - There will not be a pyrotechnical blast this 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 17 - 19, 2022

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

Volksmarch

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 4-5, 2022

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

Monday, October 11th @ 10:00 AM
Celebration of Native Americans' Day 2021,  we will have a program filled with song, dance, speakers, and award the Educator of the Year. This will mark the end of our  2021 season. Don't miss this special day,  This day is always one to celebrate!

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Native American Day Celebration

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Art Auction

Saturday, October 9th, at 6:00 pm
Join us for a live and silent auction, featuring nearly 50 items from various donors and friends of the Memorial, given specifically for the purpose of fundraising.

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Art Auction Brochure