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 email@example.com with questions for future season.
Upcoming Special Events
Our current Culinary Collections exhibit from The Indian Museum of North America® at Crazy Horse Memorial® shares highlights from our collections of Northeastern Woodlands area tribes through February 2021. From the flag of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation flag to Ojibwe birch baskets, and an Iroquis Nation drum dedicated to Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski, this exhibit is featured along with an amazing special dish served in Laughing Water Restaurant®, inspired by the food of the Northeastern Woodland ecoregion. Follow us on social media for more info about our events at Crazy Horse Memorial® all winter long.
Don’t miss the next special Culinary Collections exhibit in March from The Indian Museum of North America® at Crazy Horse Memorial®.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.