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May 2019

Legends in Light Laser Show | Crazy Horse Memorial

May 24 - September 29

“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 29th. The laser-light show effectively turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display. “This is laser-light storytelling to illuminate our cultural diversity, celebrate our similarities and encourage better understanding and harmony among races and nations,” said Ruth Ziolkowski,(1926-2014) wife of late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982). The Memorial honors Native Americans, and “Legends in Light” dramatizes…

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Memorial Day Weekend Open House | Crazy Horse Memorial

May 24 - May 27
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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Native Americans across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States military. Join us at Crazy Horse Memorial to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center during these four days. ADMISSION: Free with three cans of food per person.

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Evening Lighting Ceremony | Mt. Rushmore National Monument

The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to September 30th each year.  You do not need a reservation for any programs at Mount Rushmore, including the Evening Lighting Ceremony.

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June 2019

34TH ANNUAL SPRING VOLKSMARCH

June 1 - June 2
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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The bi-annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial®. Hikers follow dirt trails and gravel work…

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Talking Circle Speaker Series – Various Topics

June 6 @ 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

Thursday evenings at 6:30 from June 6, 2019 through August 15, 2019 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series – Various Topics

June 13 @ 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

Thursday evenings at 6:30 from June 6, 2019 through August 15, 2019 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.

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Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

June 14 @ 8:00 AM - June 16 @ 5:00 PM
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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Every year in mid-June, Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. During the three-day “Gift from Mother Earth Art Show.” Exhibitors, the makers of custom-made clothing, jewelry and other items for sale, fill much of the visitor complex. The booths open at 8 a.m. all three days. Awards are given in several art categories. Visitors also enjoy American Indian performers.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series – Various Topics

June 20 @ 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

Thursday evenings at 6:30 from June 6, 2019 through August 15, 2019 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.

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Night Blast to honor Ruth Ziolkowski & Battle of Little Bighorn

June 26
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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The first night blast of the year is June 26th. It celebrates the birthday of the late Mrs. Korczak (Ruth) Ziolkowski (1926 - 2014), wife of the late Crazy Horse sculptor. The June 26th blast also commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. The battle was June 25, 1876. Crazy Horse was a main strategist in the defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops. The public is welcome to the night…

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Talking Circle Speaker Series – Various Topics

June 27 @ 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

Thursday evenings at 6:30 from June 6, 2019 through August 15, 2019 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.

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