South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

The State of South Dakota, Department of Interior and National Park Service are excited to bring fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial for a spectacular celebration on July 3.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is America’s Shrine of Democracy. It is only fitting that it should be prominently featured as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.

To ensure a safe and successful event, attendance will be limited through an online lottery system to around 7,500 participants. Lottery ticketing for the event will be hosted by 

The lottery will go live  on Friday, June 5, at 8:00 a.m. MT, for people interested in applying to receive tickets for the event. It will be open until Monday, June 8, at 9:59 p.m. MT. Results from the lottery will be delivered by email on Friday, June 12. 

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration is a free event for people to enjoy. The only cost is the $1 lottery administration fee paid to at the time of entering the lottery. There will be no parking fee on July 3 for lottery winners.
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