The Perfect Fourth of July in North Dakota! By
The Fourth of July is a special time of year all over the country, and North Dakota is no different. From firework displays and parades, to car racing and delicious food, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Here are some great events to help you have the perfect Fourth of July in the Roughrider State!
Much more than a firework display, the Sertoma Festival is one big party. The festivities include a 5K and 10K run/walk, kiddie parade, live music, kids’ games, a variety of demonstrations and performances, watermelon feed, raffles and giveaways, and of course, fireworks.
The people at Bonanzaville know how to party and that knowledge is on full display for the Fourth. Activities include the Vietnam Veterans 5K/10K run/walk, train rides, kids’ games and crafts, historical recreations, horse-drawn wagon rides, live demonstrations, a parade, and a firework display.
The Bagg Bonanza Farm is the state’s only fully-restored bonanza farm. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Although tours are held throughout the year, the farm is a popular destination during the Fourth of July. Activities include full tours of all buildings, food vendors, live music, kids’ games, and much more.
Fun for the entire family, Thunder Road features go-carts, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper cars, laser tag, and an arcade. There are also concessions available and special party rates. Channel your inner child and take your family on a Thunder Road adventure.
For those that were born with a monkey wrench in their hands, a night at the race track can be the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July. At the speedway, you can watch featured classes with sportmod and hobby stock tour and sport compacts. A firework display will take place after the final race.
2017 will be the 138th annual celebration, an amazing feat by any standards. The four-day celebration includes a golf tournament, parade, craft and trade show, street dance, fireworks display, and the PRCA rodeo, of course.
Located on the grounds of the North Dakota State Capitol, the event includes a performance by the symphony orchestra and a firework show after the concert. The display is widely considered the best in the entire state.
Nothing screams America like a good ‘ole fashion burger. Of course, at Sickie’s, many of the burgers are anything but ordinary. Stop in after a day in the sun or before you take in the fireworks show and give your taste buds a Fourth of July treat they will never forget.
Baseball, zoo animals, and fireworks. What could be better? Visiting Wahpeton gives you the opportunity to do all three for the Fourth of July. At Chahinkapa Park, you can cheer on the local baseball team before heading to the zoo for some up close and personal time with the animals. Don’t forget to head back to the park for fireworks at dusk.