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Crazy Horse Memorial Events

Crazy Horse, SD- Has many exciting events to offer visitors now through Labor Day. Here is a listing of the events and the artists being featured at Crazy Horse Memorial through August.

Labor Day Weekend (September 4-7, 2015) – Korczak Ziolkowski was a great proponent for free enterprise, believing that Crazy Horse Memorial was to be built by the people and for the people for the Indians of North America. Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Join us in celebrating the hard working men and women across the country! American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center and Native American dancers will perform daily. Admission to the Memorial will be waived with 3 cans of food per person.

Dual Anniversaries Night Blast (September 6, 2015) – In observance of Crazy Horse’s death in 1877 and the commemoration of the 107th birth date of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski born in 1908. (A coincidence that Native American leaders while planning the Memorial with Korczak found to be a great omen.) Crazy Horse Memorial will light up with a spectacular show of pyrotechnics with the second and last night blast of the year. The blast will occur after dark rough estimate 8:30 pm, it is recommended that guests arrive early. Admission to the Memorial is FREE after 5 pm, although a food donation is very much appreciated.

2010_6_3BlastLMU0411forwebSummer Lecture Series (Every Thursday at 6:30 pm)-
Every Thursday Crazy Horse Memorial hosts a weekly lecture series to further the Foundation’s mission to honor, protect and preserve the culture, traditions and living heritage of the Indians of North America. As the summer winds down we have saved two great performances for guests to enjoy. Thursday, August 20: Art Redhorse will perform and explain the intricacies of the Lakota Grassdance. Thursday, August 27: Steven Tamayo will review the many different head-dresses of the Plains Indians.

About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians. Crazy Horse Memorial 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs Crazy Horse, SD 57730 605-673-4681