Governor Noem Administration applies for 2024 Mount Rushmore fireworks

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Wednesday, on behalf of Governor Kristi 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.

“There is truly no better place to celebrate America’s Birthday than Mount Rushmore. The Biden Administration has consistently denied us the ability to celebrate our nation’s Freedom with fireworks, said Governor Noem. “We will keep fighting to host fireworks at Mount Rushmore and celebrate our Freedoms.”

Under Governor Noem’s leadership, the Fireworks Celebration was returned to Mount Rushmore in 2020 after being canceled for more than a decade. Unfortunately, President Biden and the National Parks Service rejected the permit applications for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 celebrations.

The Fireworks Celebration would occur in conjunction with the Memorandum Agreement signed on May 6, 2019, between the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Governor Noem.