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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 for is closed for the 2024 season. There are five different cultural programs that can be applied to. Click on each link to view a description and application: Artist in Residence, Gift From Mother Earth Native and Western Art Show and Sale, Living Treasures, Music- Daily Native American Performers and Storytellers, and Dance- Daily Native American Performers and Storytellers. Please email for any further assistance or information.

Daily Cultural Performances

May 20-May 26 - Dance Performances 11:30, 1:30, & 4:30

May 27 - August 31 - Dance and Music Performances

  • Dance -11:30, 1:30, & 3:30
  • Music - 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, & 5:30

Sept 1-Sept 28 - Dance Performances 11:30, 1:30, & 4:30

2020 Starr Dancer Web

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

Living Treasures Series for 2024 will begin May 26 and end September 7, 2024.

Native artists teach and/or demonstrate the creation of artwork to visitors artwork to visitors in the Native American Educational and Cultural Center®. Between 10:00am – 6:00pm, visitors are encouraged to stop in and learn how to create the selected medium of art along with its cultural significance. Each workshop is modeled to be completed within 90 minutes.

  • May 26 – June 1: Harmony Straub, Beadwork
  • June 30 – July 6: Cynthia Holmes , Miniature Deerhide Shields
  • July 28 – August 3: Mandaree Jose, Gourd Dolls
  • Sept.1 – Sept. 7: Michelle Reed, Clothes Pin Dolls
Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

Artist in Residence

Artists work on projects in a public studio space in the Native American Educational and Cultural Center® during each one-month residency. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the studio space to visit with the Resident Artist.

  • May: Michael Charette, Dreamcatcher Sculptures
  • June: Jacob Wilson, Graphite on Paper
  • July: Daniel Jim and Janice Black Elk-Jim, Beadwork, silver, sculpture
  • August: Andrea Two Bulls, Painting
  • September: Karen Ann Hoffman, Raised Beadwork
Artist in Residency Fellowship

Special Days of Remembrance

  • June 26, 2024 - Special Day to Remember The Battle of the Little Big Horn and Ruth Ziolkowski

This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of  The Battle of the Little Big Horn and the birth of Ruth Ziolkowski.

  • September 6, 2024 - Special Day to Remember the death of Crazy Horse & Korczak Ziolkowski

This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

The public is encouraged to visit Crazy Horse Memorial on each Special Day for a day and night of activities.

**Laughing Water Restaurant will open at 11:00 am and will close at 4:00 pm for a private reception.

Night Blast

Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

June 14-16, 2024

Every year Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. During the three days of the Gift From Mother Earth, over 20 exhibitors showcase and sell a wide variety of artwork. Booths open at 8 am all three days.

Learn More

Gift from Mother Earth Booth


Spring Volksmarch- First Saturday Only in June 2024

The Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands walk to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. June 1, 2024.

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

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch Sunday, September 29, 2024 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.

Volksmarch Group

Native Americans' Day

Monday, October 14, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Celebration of Native Americans' Day 2023,  we will have a program filled with song, dance, and speakers. We will also award the Educator of the Year.  Don't miss this special day,  This day is always one to celebrate!

Native American Day Celebration