July in North Dakota Good Time for All

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North Dakota is full of summer amusement and one doesn’t have to look far to find it. There is live entertainment, outdoor fun and patriotic festivity around every corner. With average temperatures in the low 80s Fahrenheit and average sunsets at 9:20 p.m., North Dakotans and visitors can maximize their fun during the long and warm days. Visit the State Fair in Minot to enjoy live musical acts and satisfy your sweet tooth (funnel cakes) and thirst for thrill (carnival rides). Pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes at one of many festive Fourth of July events across the state. Gather family and friends for local theater or music performances both in and out of doors. For 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.

Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration
Mandan
July 2 - 4
If you are looking for cowboy-inspired patriotic fun this Fourth of July, don’t miss Mandan’s Rodeo Days Celebration. Festivities include professional, top-ranked PRCA rodeo performances, Art in the Park, concerts, dancing, baseball and a lively Fourth of July parade. Check out www.mandanrodeo.com for more information; 701-751-2983.

Fireworks Showcase
Pull out the lawn chairs and blankets, pack some snacks and assemble friends to enjoy a spectacular celebration of our nation’s independence.

July 4: Fourth of July Baseball and Fireworks Celebration – Wahpeton; 701-642-8559.

July 4: Sertoma Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Show – Grand Forks; www.gfsertoma.org/fourth-of-july; 701-746-0052 

July 4: Fourth of July Celebration at Bonanzaville – West Fargo; www.bonanzaville.org; 701-282-2822.

July 4: Kiddie Bike Parade and Fireworks Spectacular – Jamestown; 701-320-7217.

July 4: Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra Fourth of July Spectacular – Capitol Grounds, Bismarck; http://bismarckmandansymphony.org/.

New England Music in the Park
New England
July 5 - 7
Visit the southwestern town of New England this July to get up close with various musical talents from around North Dakota. Guest acts include Colleen Reinhardt, Debi Rogers, Chuck Suchy, Josh Kehr, Joe Wiegand as Teddy Roosevelt, Ed Praus Queen City Polka Band, Clyde Bauman and Mylo Hutzenbuhler, the Ballard Sisters and special guest Mary Louise Defender Wilson. This event coincides with Burgers in the Park. For tickets and more information, visit www.visitdickinson.com/events/2019/music-in-the-park.

Red River Valley Fair
West Fargo
July 9 - 14
Get to know North Dakota locals at the Red River Valley Fair. Explore exhibits and sample vendor food at this all-American experience. As night falls, enjoy shows from bands like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jason Pritchett, Hairball and more. www.redrivervalleyfair.com; 701-282-2200

North Dakota Country Fest
New Salem
July 11 - 13
Don’t miss out of North Dakota’s first ever country music festival. Set in the idyllic town of New Salem, musicians from North Dakota join with some of Nashville’s finest to offer up some of today’s best country music. Country stars Travis Tritt, David Lee Murphy, Jake Owen and the Charlie Daniels Band all headline. In addition to the music, revelers can enjoy two full days of food trucks, a beer garden and a vendor village. Visit https://ndcountryfest.com/; 701-595-0046.

Fargo’s 42nd Annual Downtown Street Fair
Fargo
July 18 - 20
Enjoy a stroll through Fargo’s charming downtown city blocks to take part in North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event. Vendor booths line Broadway Avenue with fine art, jewelry, photography and quality crafts. Taste delicious food and enjoy live entertainment while discovering fun, new treasures. Visit www.downtownfargo.com; 701-242-1570.

North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup Fishing Derby
Garrison
July 19 - 20
Show off your fishing skills at the North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup Fishing Derby. While the competition may be stiff, there is plenty of fun to go around for everyone. Anglers 17 and under can participate in a Junior Governor’s Cup on Saturday morning. Learn more at www.ndgovernorscup.com/ or call 701-337-5576.

North Dakota State Fair
Minot
July 19 - 27
The North Dakota State Fair is back for another year of quintessential summer fun. Fairgoers enjoy a smorgasbord of sweet and savory flavors from food vendors, get out of the sun at agricultural displays and other sideshows and sway the night away to live music at the grandstand. Headliners this year include Tim McGraw, Rascall Flatts, Rick Springfield and Starship. Of course, midway rides are a highlight day or night. Visit https://ndstatefair.com/ ; 701-857-7620.   

Fargo Blues Festival
Fargo
July 26 - 27
Enjoy two days of bluesy tunes at Newman Outdoor Field during Fargo’s Blues Festival, recently recognized as one of the nation’s top blues festivals. Learn more at http://fargobluesfest.homestead.com/.North Dakota is full of summer amusement and one doesn’t have to look far to find it. There is live entertainment, outdoor fun and patriotic festivity around every corner. With average temperatures in the low 80s Fahrenheit and average sunsets at 9:20 p.m., North Dakotans and visitors can maximize their fun during the long and warm days. Visit the State Fair in Minot to enjoy live musical acts and satisfy your sweet tooth (funnel cakes) and thirst for thrill (carnival rides). Pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes at one of many festive Fourth of July events across the state. Gather family and friends for local theater or music performances both in and out of doors. For 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.