One of the best things about the Fourth of July holiday is that you can celebrate the nation’s birthday anywhere in North Dakota. Enjoy the fireworks, watch the parades and revel in the classic American activity: the rodeo.
Devils Lake, ND: Fourth of July
It’s all about family fun for the holiday with a parade, picnic and fireworks display. www.devilslakend.com
; 800-233-8048 or 701-662-4957
Walhalla, ND: Walhalla Fun on the Fourth
The Walhalla Chamber of Commerce sponsors a spectacular display for everyone to enjoy. It’s a traditional July 4 celebration with all the trimmings. 701-549-3939
Rolla, ND: Rolla Air Show
The Rolla Air Show will feature games, Pietsch Brother's Air Show, UND Acrobatics and military aircraft. Come out for a day of fun. www.ndac.aero
Wahpeton, ND: Fourth of July Baseball and Fireworks
Celebrate the Fourth of July with baseball and fireworks at Chahinkapa Park. 701-591-2117
West Fargo, ND: Fourth of July at Bonanzaville
An old-fashioned family celebration with a barbecue picnic, train ride and costumed historical figures. www.bonanzaville.org
Grand Forks, ND: Sertoma Fun Fourth and Fireworks
Enjoy an Independence Day celebration filled with fun events, including a kiddie parade, games, prize giveaways, food concessions, live entertainment and an amazing fireworks display. 701-746-0052
Fort Ransom, ND: Fort Ransom Fourth of July
Enjoy an old-fashioned July 4th celebration featuring a parade and stampede rodeo with a queen and princess competition.
New Rockford-Sheyenne, ND: New Rockford-Sheyenne Fourth of July
The towns of New Rockford and Sheyenne team up to present a celebration with a parade, street dances, a musical, demolition derby and – of course – fireworks. www.cityofnewrockford.com
Harvey, ND: Harvey Fourth of July
Head to Harvey this Fourth of July to take in a parade, kids’ games, Mid-Dakota tractor trek, street dance and run the shortest highway in North Dakota at the Highway 91 races. 701-324-2604
Jamestown, ND: Jamestown Fireworks Display
Jamestown fireworks display at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds following stock car races at the Jamestown Speedway. Call 800-222-4766 or 701-251-9145
Jamestown, ND: White Cloud’s 17th Birthday/Tatanka Festival
White Cloud will turn 17 this summer. Celebrate with city-wide activities, including kids’ carnival, Wild West Shoot-Out, car show, parade and street dance. www.buffalomuseum.com
Bismarck, ND: Fourth of July Spectacular
Arnegard, ND: Arnegard Centennial Celebration
Two celebrations rolled into one. Enjoy two parades, a barbecue, fireworks and more. 701-586-3707
Mandan, ND: Mandan Rodeo Days
Celebrate with a three-day PRCA rodeo, Art in the Park, street dances and fireworks. www.mandanrodeo.com
Hettinger, ND: Hettinger’s Fourth of July
Small-town charm and serene waters of Mirror Lake are the backdrops for this annual mid-summer celebration. Catch a parade, free music and games, and fireworks. www.hettingernd.com
Killdeer, ND: Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo
Some of the best professional rodeo cowboys in the world celebrate “Cowboy Christmas” with a stop at this legendary North Dakota rodeo. www.killdeer.com
Hazen, ND: Hazen Centennial Celebration
This three-day celebration includes street dances, concerts, food vendors inflatable games and more. www.hazencentennial.com
These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place during the Fourth of July weekend. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.
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Make your North Dakota vacation more enjoyable by planning ahead and making hotel reservations in advance. For a listing of local convention and visitors bureaus offering travel assistance, go to: https://www.ndtourism.com/industry/chamber-links/.