Strong ticket interest for July 3rd Mount Rushmore fireworks show

June 17, 2020

PIERRE, S.D.—Public interest for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration was apparent with a total of 125,787 ticket requests received.

Lottery winners were announced Friday, June 12.

Approximately 7,500 people will be able to attend the event with tickets through the random lottery system administered by

Governor Kristi Noem said, “The excitement for the Mount Rushmore Fireworks celebration has been tremendous. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful state, and we’re excited that President Trump will be a part of it.”

The show will celebrate those that defend our freedom and protect our communities, including a special tribute to healthcare workers who have led the fight against COVID-19.

A crew of 30 pyrotechnicians and specially trained highline operators will skillfully ascend the Memorial to install the pyrotechnics at pre-established firing locations.

Programming for the event will include flyovers from the United States Navy’s Blue Angels, the South Dakota Army National Guard, the South Dakota Air Guard and Ellsworth Air Force Base. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be open to ticket holders only on July 3.