Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Memorial (May 27-September 30)

The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held from late May to September 30 each year. The times are listed below.

You do not need a reservation for any programs at Mount Rushmore, including the Evening Lighting Ceremony.

May 27 – August 13, 2022: 9:00 pm

August 14 – September 30, 2022: 8:00 pm

October 1, 2022 – late May, 2023

No ceremony, sculpture is illuminated nightly at sunset.

All times are mountain time.

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