Finally warming up here in the Black Hills and Devils Tower area. July is looking good and warm like it should be. A welcome change to a cold Black Hills spring. To celebrate the 4Th of July, Devils Tower has a great schedule of events. So if you are headed over to grab a climbing route or 2…make sure to catch one of the shows.
Official News Release
Devils Tower National Monument is pleased to announce the full schedule of Cultural Programs on or around the 4th of July weekend. The Cultural Program Series brings a variety of performers and experts to Devils Tower to share their knowledge of the history and culture of the Tower and surrounding area. In the event of inclement weather, programs will move to the park’s picnic shelter. The programs are sponsored by the Devils Tower Natural History Association.
June 28th and June 29th-The Northern Arapahoe Dancers will perform at 7 PM at the Picnic Shelter. The performance lasts about 1 hour and involves traditional Arapahoe dancing in full regalia.
June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd Gibb Young will appear as President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt will speak and be available for photographs on the following schedule and locations: June 30th, at 8 PM at the campground amphitheater, July 1st at Noon at the Visitor Center Kiosk, and at 8 PM at the campground amphitheater and July 2nd at Noon at the Visitor Center Kiosk. President Roosevelt’s 8 PM programs will last about an hour and his Noon programs about 30 minutes.
July 3rd and July 4th “Indiana Bones” aka Mike McCartney, will appear at the Campground Amphitheater at 8 PM. Combining archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore, Indy thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities. Indy weaves stories for students, families, sci-fi lovers and museum goers alike. His program will last about one hour.
July 6th Philip Whiteman of the Northern Cheyenne will appear to tell traditional stories
and perform traditional Cheyenne music and dance. His program will be at the Campground Amphitheater at 7PM and will last about an hour.
All programs are free with a paid $10/vehicle entrance fee into the monument. So come on out and enjoy your National Monument over the 4th of July Holiday period! For more information