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Annual Events

Rushmore Cave 90th Anniversary

Saturday 3, Jun 2017
Rushmore Cave 90th Anniversary

June 3 & 4, 2017 – 90th Anniversary Celebration of Cave Tours at Rushmore Cave Rushmore Cave open 8am – 8pm, Adventure Park open 9am-8pm
Rush Mountain Adventure Park will shine the light on Rushmore Cave by offering unique flashlight tours (on this anniversary weekend only) complete with a free souvenir flashlight per person (while supplies last)!
After your cave tour, stay and experience all that Rush Mountain Adventure Park has to offer with these other 90th Anniversary specials:
30% off regular priced individual tickets, gift shop merchandise, and Play-All-Day Wristbands (Wristbands include one guided Cave Tour plus Play All Day admission with unlimited rides to the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride, and the new Rushmore Mountain Coaster.)
For more information, contact Rush Mountain Adventure Park at 605-255-4384 or visit www.RushMtn.com

Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Spring

Sunday 4, Jun 2017
Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Spring

From June 3-4

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.

Hospitality with Laurie Guest

Thursday 8, Jun 2017
Hospitality with Laurie Guest

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A Monumental Independence Day Celebration

Monday 3, Jul 2017
A Monumental Independence Day Celebration

What Better Way to Celebrate Independence Day than to Take a Walk Back in Time at Our Olde Fashioned Independence Day Celebration!

Endless Games, Food, Entertainment, & Music!

Carrie Ingalls Swanzey Birthday

Thursday 3, Aug 2017
Carrie Ingalls Swanzey Birthday

Carrie Ingalls Swanzey Birthday Celebration at the Keystone Museum.

Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration

Saturday 9, Sep 2017
Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration

From Sept 9 - 10.

 

Relive the past and participate in an original celebration from the early 1900’s in Keystone. This event began as a celebration on Independence Day, July 4, 1899 on Main Street in Historic Keystone. Currently, the town celebrates the history of our community which began in the Gold Rush. Keystone relives the past with historic activities to involve the town residents and tourists who travel to the Black Hills

2016 is a special year for Holy Terror Days since the All School Reunion will be held, which only happens every 5 years.

Parade, Dance, Auction and BBQ on Saturday, September 9.  September 10 will be a day filled with Laura and Carrie Ingalls activities including one of the actors from the "Little House on the Prairie" television series.

2017 Crazy Horse Memorial Laser Light Show May 26 - October 1

Sunday 1, Oct 2017
2017 Crazy Horse Memorial Laser Light Show  May 26 - October 1

Legends in Light Laser Show

Nightly May 26- October 1

“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through Native Americans’ Day in October. 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 rich heritage, living cultures and contributions by Native Americans to our society. The show features colorful animations, sound effects and laser beams choreographed to music.

2017 Laser Light Show Public Schedule

2017 Date Show Start Time
May 26 - June 8 9:30
June 9 - July 20 10:00
July 21 - Aug 10 9:30
Aug 11 - Aug 17 9:00
Aug 18 - Sept 14 8:30
Sept 15 - Sept 21 8:00
Sept 22 - Oct 1 7:30

The show is produced with:

15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry8,800 watts of stereo sound that is heard in the parking lots and throughout the visitor complex25 2,000-watt fixtures lighting up the mountainThree of the world’s largest slide projectors.

The three PANI slide projectors create panoramic images as wide as the mountain carving. A closed-loop ice-making system cools the lasers, without drawing on water resources.

This dynamic method of storytelling provides a unique experience for our guests to enjoy.

Haunting of Keystone

Friday 13, Oct 2017
Haunting of Keystone

From Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

The 8th Annual Haunting of Keystone returns with new versions of the School, Mine & Forest! All locations "Ghost Hunters Certified" to have real ghosts! Maybe it’s us…maybe it’s them!

Korczak Ziolkowski Rememberance Day

Friday 20, Oct 2017
Korczak Ziolkowski Rememberance Day

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

2016 Keystone Events

 

Feb. 14: Annual Valentine’s Day “Death by Chocolate”, 11:30 am, United Church of Christ, Keystone

March 13: Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, 11:30am, UCC, Keystone

March 27: Sunrise Service, UCC, Keystone

June 4-5: Keystone Kickstart Weekend, Keystone

July 3: A Monumental Independence Day Celebration, Keystone

Aug 3: Carrie Ingalls Day, 1-3pm, Museum open 10am-7pm, Keystone Historical Museum, Keystone

Aug 6-11:  Annual Biker Rally Breakfast, 7-11am, Keystone Community Center

Aug 8-9: Biker Rodeo & Festival, Big Thunder Gold Mine Co. Store, Keystone

Sept 9-10: Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration, (Parade, BBQ, Auction, Ugly Truck Contest) Historic Old Keystone

Saturdays in October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29): Old Macdonald’s Fall Festival, 10am- 6pm, pumpkins for sale, pumpkin painting, snack barn, hay rides and pony and train rides

Oct 1: Executive Lodging Tour of Vacation Homes, 10am-1pm, Keystone

Oct 14-16, 21-23, 23-29, 31: Haunting of Keystone, Historic Old Keystone

Oct 14-15: Keystone Drops Dead Weekend, Keystone

Oct. 14: Keystone Merchant Trick-or-Treat 5-6:30pm

Oct 30: Buffalo Dinner, 11:30am UCC, Keystone

Nov 19: Keystone Victorian Christmas and Turkey Bingo, Keystone Community Center

Dec 24: Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Caroling, 7pm, UCC, Keystone