Noem applies for fireworks at Mount Rushmore in 2024

July 5, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Noem is wasting no time in attempting to get a fireworks show back to Mount Rushmore.

Today, on behalf of Governor Noem, the South Dakota Department of Tourism submitted its application for a special use permit for the 2024 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration. The application was submitted to the National Parks Service.

The governor said, “there is truly no better place to celebrate America’s Birthday than Mount Rushmore. We will keep fighting to host fireworks at Mount Rushmore and celebrate our freedoms.”

President Biden and the National Parks Service rejected previous permit applications for the 2021, ’22, an’23 celebrations.