Crazy Horse Memorial will hold the second of its two annual night blasts on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The Night Blast, lighting up the mountain with fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnical features, will honor the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Lakota Warrior Crazy Horse and the 1908 birth of memorial sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

Throughout the day Wednesday, Starr Chief Eagle will perform Native American hoop dances and give informational talks at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on the Viewing Deck. In the event of inclement weather, her performance will move into the covered porch.

In lieu of admission fees, people arriving at Crazy Horse Memorial after 5 p.m. Wednesday for the Night Blast, can get in for free with a donation of three canned food items per person. The food will be donated to the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

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The Night Blast, held after dark, is a popular event, and people are encouraged to arrive early. The Laughing Water Restaurant at the memorial will close at 4 p.m., however the snack shop will remain open.

Please note that night blasts are conducted on a “weather permitting” basis.

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