Annual Events

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.

National Coaster Day

Wednesday 16, Aug 2017
National Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day at Rush Mountain Adventure Park    

It’s National Roller Coaster Day on Wednesday, Aug 16th!  That’s reason for a celebration!  Rush Mountain Adventure Park will be offering specials all day on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster.  From 9am – 5pm on Aug. 16th there will be Buy 1/get 1 Free coaster tickets and Play-All-Day wristbands, which are good for all the attractions on the property!  So, grab a friend and head out Highway 40 between Hermosa & Keystone to experience the twists and turns of South Dakota’s only Mountain Coaster!

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