Mother Nature herself was even in a festive spirit this 4th of July, bringing her own fireworks to KOTA Territory.
"Right now it's more reminiscent of Portland Oregon," says Mitch McLain who portrays General Custer. He also says, "Rain or shine it's going to happen."
And happen it did. The people of Custer and those visiting didn't let a little rain and thunder hold them back from celebrating the fourth of July.
"Here shortly we're going to have the Partriot's Parade and the Kids Parade. It's our way of honoring all those who have served us. Both overseas and here," says McLain.
And the parade was just the beginning, although a few events were postponed thanks to the weather.
"We've got a flag raising ceremony, a hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest, free entertainment, fun and games for the kids, vendors all over," says McLain.
And what's the fourth of July, without fireworks?
"We are having fireworks in Cluster!" says McLain.
"Enjoy the fireworks here in Cluster because they don't have them at Mount Rushmore anymore," says Bill & Kathy Turgeon, here from California.
And that's drawing out quite a few people.
"We'll easily have a couple thousand I am guessing," says McLain.
All celebrating our country, our freedom, and the people that made it all possible.
"We're just very proud of our country and glad to be part of it. I feel like we're very blessed," say the Turgeons.