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Crazy Horse Memorial: Legends in Light Laser Show Photo

Crazy Horse Memorial: Legends in Light Laser Show

NIGHTLY IN 2021 MAY 28TH - SEPTEMBER 30TH“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 30th. 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.2021 LASER LIGHT SHOW PUBLIC SCHEDULE (DAILY)DatesTimeFri, May 28th - Fri, Jun 11th9:30 p.m.Sat, Jun 12th - Fri, Jul 9th10:00 p.m.Sat, Jul 10th - Fri, Aug 6th9:30 p.m.Sat, Aug 7th - Fri, Aug 13th9:00 p.m.Sat, Aug 14th - Fri, Sep 10th8:30 p.m.Sat, Sep 11th - Fri, Sep 17th8:00 p.m.Sat, Sep 18th - Thu, Sep 30th7:30 p.m.THE LASER LIGHT SHOW IS PRODUCED WITH:

  • 15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry
  • 8,800 watts of stereo sound that is heard in the parking lots and throughout the visitor complex
  • 25 2,000 watt fixtures lighting up the mountain
  • Three 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.

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival Photo

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

2021 schedule is subject to change at any time and without notice. Additional events to be added & updated as they are scheduled. Please make sure to follow Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival on Facebook for the latest updates on the weekend of the event.Friday, August 27, 2021Vendors, Live Music, and Kid Activities planned in Hot Springs, SD. Scheduled times TBD.Saturday, August 28, 2021Approx 6:00AM: Balloons Launch from Hot Springs Airport (Weather Permitting)Approx 7:30PM: Balloon “Night Glow” at Dusk (Weather Permitting) at Hot Springs AirportSaturday Sidewalk Sales and Activities at BusinessesSunday, August 29, 2021Approx 6:00AM: Balloons Launch from Hot Springs Airport (Weather Permitting)4PM: Pioneer Museum's Cemetery Walk at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs

There is no Night Glow scheduled for Sunday evening. The Night Glow is only held Saturday evening.