We've got some great ways to enjoy the Independence Day weekend in North Dakota! Celebrate Americana with a big ol Yee-Haw at Mandan Rodeo Days or Dickinson Roughrider Days. These legendary events are part of "Cowboy Christmas." Or get thee to Medora where your celebration can include parade, fireworks, the famed Medora Musical, pitchfork fondue, golf, hiking Theodore Roosevelt National Park, touring the Chateau de Mores and much more!
Or perhaps you're craving the tranquility of water at a picturesque lake. From Lake Metigoshe on the North Dakota-Canadian border to great fisheries like Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake - you can find your piece of chill served with a big walleye.
One of my personal faves for the weekend is the "Quasquicentennial" celebration in Hankinson. I may not know how to pronounce the word for 125th anniversary but I do know organizers have planned a lot of fun events including a wife-carrying contest! Talk about funny!
Perhaps you've heard about floods and water issues affecting a few North Dakota towns and cities. Rest assured, a vast majority of our attractions, events and visitor services are OPEN! Our travel counselors are maintaining a great list of the areas affected and we've detailed the impact in this press release along with links to the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation for highway information and the ND State Parks and Recreation website for campground info.
We encourage visitors to plan ahead and check routes and services to ensure their vacation is filled with legendary fun! Our free Travel Guide is a great planning tool. Order it, along with maps and other free brochures, online. Or stop at a North Dakota rest area and pick one up!