South Dakota's Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration 2020

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After more than 10 years, fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore National Memorial for an exciting celebration at one of the nation's most iconic locations. The event will be held on July 3 and include additional entertainment to commemorate this historic event.

The Park will be closed to the general public for the events on July 3 and only open to those who secure tickets through a lottery on  The lottery to apply for the event closed on Monday, June 8 and recipients will be notified on Friday, June 12.  Visit the Travel South Dakota Mount Rushmore Fireworks Event page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

South Dakota's Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration to be hosted by the State of South Dakota and National Park Service

The lottery to apply for a ticket to attend the event closed on June 8.  Here are a few details to know if you are interested in the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on July 3, 2020.


Hiker enjoying a view within the Black Hills National Forest

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota (Siusan Boyd, Share the Experience)

For those who are traveling to the area looking for additional options to celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend, there are plenty of other events and places in the surrounding area to check out. Wander through the Black Hills National Forest, Jewel Cave National Monument, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Devils Tower National Monument, Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park that offer a variety of experiences and plenty of recreation opportunities.

The State of South Dakota also features a Fireworks Guide for locations throughout the state hosting fireworks and other events to celebrate Independence Day.



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