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Crazy Horse Memorial

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12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
(605) 673-4681 http://crazyhorsememorial.org

May 2018

Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 3, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Korczak Ziolkowski was a true visionary without his strength and conviction Crazy Horse Memorial would not be what it is today. Join us in celebration of the anniversary of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski moving to the Black Hills in 1947 to accept the invitation from Lakota leaders to carve Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Anne’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 6, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730

Anne Ziolkowski Christensen, a great caretaker of the Native American artifacts housed at the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®. Anne was the curator of the museum for many years, her efforts started traditions such as night blasts, art shows, summer rodeo, American Indian dancers, arts and crafts vendors and the summer lecture series. Honor Anne’s contributions to Crazy Horse Memorial on the anniversary of her passing. “Anne Z.” (1955-2011)

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Ruth’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 21, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Honoring the passing of the Ziolkowski matriarch Ruth Ziolkowski. Ruth’s passion, persistence, vision and leadership was and will always be an inspiration to us all. Ruth’s contributions to the Crazy Horse Dream are too many to count as she would say frequently, “Dreams really do come true.” “Mrs.Z” (1926-2014)  

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Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Native American’s across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States Military, join us to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center. Admission to the Memorial will be waived with 3 cans of food per person.

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Legends in Light, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Legends in Light Laser Show Nightly May 25- September 30 “Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 31st. 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…

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Thursday Night Lecture Series, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Native Artists, historians and cultural bearers have the opportunity to share their knowledge and skill with visitors of the Crazy Horse Memorial by offering a 40-60 minute presentation on a Thursday evening from June through August.  It is Crazy Horse Memorial’s goal to provide an opportunity for selected professionals to share their knowledge and skill with an international audience providing a greater understanding of Native culture. Starting May 31st, 2018- August 30th, 2018. Please click here to be directed to…

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September 2018

LABOR DAY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE, CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

September 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Join us at Crazy Horse Memorial for our annual Labor Day Weekend Open House. American Indian artists are featured throughout Visitor Complex during the weekend. Event Business/Organization: Crazy Horse Memorial September 01, 2018 - September 03, 2018  All Day Event Address: 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs Crazy Horse, SD 57730 VISIT WEBSITE

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Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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September 6, 2018 - Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. The public is welcome at the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of the regular admission fee. Because…

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October 2018

Native Americans’ Day

October 8, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The Native Americans’ Day celebration at Crazy Horse each year includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday’s program also includes a free public program featuring Native American singers and dancers. Programs and displays featuring artists, storytellers and hands-on activities for children…

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Korczak Remembrance Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

October 20, 2018
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Korczak Remembrance Day allows visitors to walk to the tomb of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to pay their respects to him, his wife Ruth Ziolkowski, daughter Anne & son-in-law James Howe, laid to rest in the family cemetery. This is the one time of the year that visitors are permitted to this area of the property and is a time for reflection as we move forward with Korczak & Ruth’s vision

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May 2019

Legends in Light Laser Show: Crazy Horse Memorial

May 29, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Nightly May 24th - September 29th “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,…

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June 2019

34th Annual Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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34th Annual Spring Volksmarch - June 1-2, 2019 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 Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse…

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Legends in Light Laser Show: Crazy Horse Memorial

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Nightly May 24th - September 29th “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,…

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BRULÉ Performances Scheduled at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - June 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Band and Dancers will be performing on a newly constructed stage on the veranda! We hope to see many of our fans this summer. Please share! June 3-7 Enjoy the performances as part of admission to Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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June 26th - Ruth's Night Blast 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…

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July 2019

Legends in Light Laser Show: Crazy Horse Memorial

July 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Nightly May 24th - September 29th “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,…

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August 2019

Legends in Light Laser Show: Crazy Horse Memorial

August 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Nightly May 24th - September 29th “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,…

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September 2019

Legends in Light Laser Show: Crazy Horse Memorial

September 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Nightly May 24th - September 29th “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,…

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Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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September 6th - Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. The public is welcome to the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person in lieu of the regular admission fee. Regular admission is charged for those without food. Because…

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7th Annual Fall Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial

September 29, 2019
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730

7th Annual Fall Volksmarch - September 29, 2019 This autumn hike on Sunday, September 30th is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. 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 Volksmarch…

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October 2019

Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon

October 6, 2019
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE MARATHON OR HALF MARATHON! RUN IN THE SHADOWS OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MOUNTAIN CARVING TO FINISH ON MAIN STREET IN THE HEART OF THE BLACK HILLS, HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA. EVENT AD BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLACK HILLS AND BADLANDS TOURISM ASSOCIATION. Follow on Facebook  

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February 2020

Outdoor Walk Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial®

February 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial will host "Mahkoche kin: The Land," an outdoor walk and presentation on the seasons of the Black Hills, and plant use traditions of the Lakota people. The walks are scheduled for Friday, February 28, Friday, March 27, and Friday, April 24, at 10am and 2pm. Join us and learn more about Lakota culture, centered upon what the earth provides. Programs start in the Museum's Welcome Center lobby. Bring the whole…

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March 2020

Outdoor Walk Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial®

March 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial will host "Mahkoche kin: The Land," an outdoor walk and presentation on the seasons of the Black Hills, and plant use traditions of the Lakota people. The walks are scheduled for Friday, February 28, Friday, March 27, and Friday, April 24, at 10am and 2pm. Join us and learn more about Lakota culture, centered upon what the earth provides. Programs start in the Museum's Welcome Center lobby. Bring the whole…

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April 2020

Outdoor Walk Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Streaming Live on Facebook

April 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial will host "Mahkoche kin: The Land," an outdoor walk and presentation on the seasons of the Black Hills, and plant use traditions of the Lakota people. The walks are scheduled for Friday, February 28, Friday, March 27, and Friday, April 24, at 10am and 2pm. Join us and learn more about Lakota culture, centered upon what the earth provides. Programs start in the Museum's Welcome Center lobby. Bring the whole…

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May 2020

Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Online

May 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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. We will be holding this residency remotely with Janice and Daniel…

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Online

May 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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. We will be holding this residency remotely with Janice and Daniel…

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Online

May 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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. We will be holding this residency remotely with Janice and Daniel…

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Online

May 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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. We will be holding this residency remotely with Janice and Daniel…

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Living Treasures Indian Arts Culture Exchange at Crazy Horse Memorial®

May 31, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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June 2020

Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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35TH Annual Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Canceled

June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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COST Admission is waived to volksmarchers. A donation of three cans of food per person is appreciated. The AVA’s hike fee is $3 for each participant regardless of age. Regular admission applies to non-hikers. PARKING FREE. Due to the popularity of the event, parking can be some distance from the starting point and not on paved or gravel surfaces. Shuttle buses operate between these outlying parking lots and the start-finish area. REGISTRATION No advance registration. Hikers must check in at starting…

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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 at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Postponed until Fall

June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Ruth’s Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial®

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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 blasts. After 7:00 p.m. on June 26th…

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July 2020

Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Living Treasures Indian Arts Culture Exchange at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 5, 2020 - July 11, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.r

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Talking Circle Speaker Series at Crazy Horse Memorial®

July 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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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August 2020

Brulè at Crazy Horse Memorial

August 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Full Theatrical Concert featuring Band and Traditional Native American Dancers. Best known for thrilling audiences with a mergence of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. Now in their 23rd season, their national performances carry the same contagious excitement as Trans Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Thunder, and Riverdance—but with the emotional impact of the American Indian culture No additional cost to attend the Concert with paid admission to Crazy Horse Memorial

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Living Treasures Indian Arts Culture Exchange at Crazy Horse Memorial®

August 2, 2020 - August 8, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

August 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

August 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

August 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

August 26, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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September 2020

Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Living Treasures Indian Arts Culture Exchange at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 6, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial®-Cancelled

September 6, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. The public is welcome to the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person in lieu of the regular admission fee. Regular admission is charged for those without food. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular…

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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8TH ANNUAL FALL VOLKSMARCH – SEPTEMBER 26TH AND SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2020-Crazy Horse Memorial

September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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8TH ANNUAL FALL VOLKSMARCH - SEPTEMBER 26TH AND SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2020 (SPECIAL 2 DAY EVENT) Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in September. The autumn hike will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL ORIENTATION Before or after your hike, don’t miss the short introductory movie “Dreams Do Come True” playing in the twin theaters…

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Brulé Concert with Dancers at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Concert featuring Brulé & Dancers...."an experience in sight, sound & soul" This concert is free with paid admission to Crazy Horse Monument.

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Artist in Residency Fellowship at Crazy Horse Memorial®

September 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residency Fellowship. The Artist in Residency Fellows 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.

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October 2020

Living Treasures Indian Arts Culture Exchange at Crazy Horse Memorial®

October 4, 2020 - October 10, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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Native Americans’ Day at Crazy Horse Memorial®

October 12, 2020
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans' Day on the second Monday in October annually. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day. The South Dakota Legislature established the Native Americans' Day holiday at the urging of Gov. George S. Mickelson. He declared 1990 as a "Year of Reconciliation" and called for the first Native Americans' Day observance to be held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, where the likeness of the Lakota leader is being carved to…

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May 2021

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial

May 28 @ 9:30 pm - May 31 @ 10:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. 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 the story of the…

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Daily Native American Performances at Crazy Horse Memorial

May 29 - September 30
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Native American stories, music, dance and more are featured on the outdoor Veranda daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm.

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June 2021

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 1 - June 30
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. 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 the story of the…

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 3
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.  These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 5 - June 6
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 10
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 17
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Gift From Mother Earth Art Show at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 18 - June 20
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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 at Crazy Horse Memorial

June 24
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Tribute Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

June 26
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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In lieu of the annual pyrotechnics of the Night Blast on the Mountain event, this year Crazy Horse Memorial will instead feature a special tribute day on Saturday, June 26th - please join us as we pay tribute to not only you, our supporters but also as we celebrate the birthday of founder Ruth Ziolkowski and remember the June 25th, 1876 anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The day will feature special museum tours and craft activities, in…

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July 2021

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 1 - July 31
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. 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 the story of the…

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 1
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 1
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Brulé Concert @ Crazy Horse Memorial

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Electrifying show consists of a rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American dancers & instrumentation.

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Taking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 8
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 15
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 22
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

July 29
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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August 2021

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial

August 1 - August 31
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. 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 the story of the…

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Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial

August 5
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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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. These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

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September 2021

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 1 - September 6
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. 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 the story of the…

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Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. The public is welcome to the night blasts. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early, regular admission rates apply. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4:00 p.m. on the evenings of the night blasts,…

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9th Annual Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 26
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in September. The autumn hike will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.

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October 2021

Native Americans’ Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

October 11
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans' Day on the second Monday in October annually. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day. The South Dakota Legislature established the Native Americans' Day holiday at the urging of Gov. George S. Mickelson. He declared 1990 as a "Year of Reconciliation" and called for the first Native Americans' Day observance to be held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, where the likeness of the Lakota leader is being carved to…

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Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

October 20
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
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Visitors may walk to the tomb of sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to pay respect to him; his wife Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014); daughters Anne and Dawn; and son-in-law, James Howe-laid to rest at the family cemetery. (weather permitting).

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