A Jam-Packed June for North Dakota Events

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Summer weekends are jam-packed with a variety of things to do in North Dakota, well answering the question “what is there to do here?” From local foods to live music, outdoor recreation to roadways, there is not time to be idle. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525
June 3-6
Great food, live entertainment and fun for the whole family with Riblet Fest for kids on Saturday and the games galore midway. Top chefs compete to see whose ribs are the best. Enjoy four big nights of live music featuring 38 Special, Gin Blossoms, The Rembrandts, Phil Vassar, L.A. Guns, Fastball, Great White and Jackyl. www.fargoribfest.com/; 701-241-9100

Medora Musical 
June 5 - September 12
The "Greatest Show in the West" kicks off with a new start time, 7:30 MDT.  Enjoy the professionally-produced entertainment event performed at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. www.medora.com/; 701-623-4444

North Dakota Parks and Recreation 50th Anniversary Events
Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau - June 6
Lake Sakakawea State Park, Riverdale – June 13
Lewis & Clark State Park, Epping – June 20
Grahams Island State Park, Devils Lake – June 27
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison – June 28

Join the fun as North Dakota Parks and Recreation celebrate its 50th anniversary. There will be free food and refreshments, traveling exhibits, interpretive programs, gift giveaways, entertainment, park tours, ice cream and more. www.parkrec.nd.gov/; 800-807-4723.

Kat Perkins Concert
June 6

The new outdoor Prairie Amphitheater at the North Dakota Heritage Center will feature North Dakota native and NBC’s “The Voice” star Kat Perkins for a FREE concert! Bring a lawn chair or blanket - No seating provided. www.history.nd.gov/events/index.html; 701-328-2666

Buggies N Blues 
June 6-7 

One of the area’s hottest events kicks off with a classic car parade and a block party at Dykshoorn Park. On Sunday, more than 500 cars line Mandan’s Main Street. www.buggies-n-blues.org; 701-751-2983 

Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival 
June 10-14

Enjoy four days on a prairie wild with wetlands and wavy, open meadows. Here is your chance to visit some of the world's most remote birding hotspots. www.birdingdrives.com/; 701-652-2524

Kite Fest 
June 12-14 

This colorful event features kids’ contests, kite making, demonstrations, door prizes, music and the sight of dozens of kites floating in the sky. www.jamestownparksandrec.com; 701-252-3982

Grand Cities Art Fest 
Grand Forks 
June 13-14 

Hundreds of quality art and craft vendors line both sides of the Red River on the beautiful Greenway. Make it a day with a variety of concessions and live musical entertainment. www.novac.org; 701-772-3710

Motorcycle Ride-In 
June 19-20 

“The Little Sturgis of the North” has welcomed more than 2,000 motorcycles to Cavalier. Riders enjoy games with prizes and food vendors lining the streets. www.cavaliermotorcycleridein.com/; 701-265-3151

Rally in the Valley
Valley City
June 20-21

Rally in the Valley includes car show, poker run, walk/run road race, burnout contest, duck race, street and dance. www.hellovalley.com; 701-845-1891; 888-288-1891

39th annual Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Walleye Tournament
Devils Lake
June 26-28

Set your hooks for the longest running fishing tournament in North Dakota. This annual event hosts up to 250 two-person teams with top prizes given for walleye as well as additional prizes for largest one day catch, largest perch, northern pike and white bass. www.devilslakend.com/; 701-662-4903

These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in early June. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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