The Perfect Fourth of July in North Dakota

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 live music 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! 

1. Sertoma Club 4th of July Festival & Fireworks, Grand Forks, ND

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.

2. 4th of July Celebration at Bonanzaville, West Fargo, ND

The people at Bonanzaville know how to party and that knowledge is on full display for the Fourth. Activities include carnival games with fun prizes, train rides, kids’ games and crafts, historical recreations, horse-drawn wagon rides, live demonstrations, a parade, and a firework display.

3. Rough Rider’s Day, Dickinson, ND

Packed into over a weeks-worth of activities, you’ll be dying to come and experience all this fair has to offer. Saturday is Family Fun Day where you’ll see most of the events take place. Get ready for a parade, carnival, rodeo performance, 10K, 5K and Youth Marathons, and Southwest Speedway Race. On July 4 there is a Demolition Derby Fireworks show that you won’t want to miss. Then on Friday July 6 comes the much-anticipated Roughrider Days RockFest with Bret Michaels headlining this year. You won’t want this festive weekend out on by Dickinson Fire Department, Ram, Dickinson Eagles Club, and many more to end!

4. Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration, Mandan, ND

2018 will be the 139th annual celebration, an amazing feat by any standards. The four-day celebration includes Art In The Park, music and dancing, baseball, parade, craft and trade show, street dance, fireworks display, and the PRCA rodeo, of course.

5. Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra Concert and Fireworks Event, Bismarck, ND

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.

6. Kiddie Bike Parade, Jamestown, ND

On July 4 in downtown Jamestown is the Kiddies Bike Parade. This exciting event is surely family oriented, so gather your kiddies and bring along the rest of the family to this fun day. You will be in a great mood watching all of the excitement and joy around you unfold. Best decorated bikes will be awarded with cash prizes as well as a chance to win brand new boys and girls bikes! 

7. Fourth of July Baseball and Fireworks Celebration, Wahpeton, ND

Baseball and fireworks—what could be better? Visiting Wahpeton gives you the opportunity to watch a thrilling game and an exhilarating display of fireworks for the Fourth of July. At Chahinkapa Park you can cheer on the local baseball team for a classic exciting American sports game. Peanuts, popcorn and all! Afterward try heading to the Chahinkapa Zoo for some up close and personal time with the array of different animals. Don’t forget to head back to the park for fireworks at dusk.

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