Among the most popular events at Crazy Horse Memorial are the two night blasts traditionally held each year. The spectacular ceremonial blast lights up the mountain with incredible fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnical features.
The upcoming September 6, 2017 Night Blast which honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Lakota Warrior Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.
The public is welcome at the night blast. 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 the night blast is a popular event, the public is advised to arrive early. The Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial closes at 4:00 p.m. on the evening of the night blast, but the Snack Shop will remain open.
Native American performer Starr Chief Eagle will be performing at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 and an additional performance at 6:30 p.m. on the Viewing Deck and in the chance of inclement weather in the covered porch. Her performance will include an informational talk and demonstration of Native American hoop dances.
Important note: Night blasts are conducted on a “weather permitting” basis.