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Choices choices for the long weekend

We’ve got some great ways to enjoy the Independence Day weekend in North Dakota!  Celebrate Americana with a big ol Yee-Haw at Mandan Rodeo Days or Dickinson Roughrider Days.  These legendary events are part of “Cowboy Christmas.”  Or get thee to Medora where your celebration can include parade, fireworks, the famed Medora Musical, pitchfork fondue, golf, hiking Theodore Roosevelt National Park, touring the Chateau de Mores and much more!

Or perhaps you’re craving the tranquility of water at a picturesque lake.  From Lake Metigoshe on the North Dakota-Canadian border to great fisheries like Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake – you can find your piece of chill served with a big walleye.

One of my personal faves for the weekend is the “Quasquicentennial” celebration in Hankinson.  I may not know how to pronounce the word for 125th anniversary but I do know organizers have planned a lot of fun events including a wife-carrying contest!  Talk about funny!

Find more events highlighted in our “What To Do” news release and on our website.

Flooding concerns?

Perhaps you’ve heard about floods and water issues affecting a few North Dakota towns and cities.  Rest assured, a vast majority of our attractions, events and visitor services are OPEN!  Our travel counselors are maintaining a great list of the areas affected and we’ve detailed the impact in this press release along with links to the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation for highway information and the ND State Parks and Recreation website for campground info.

We encourage visitors to plan ahead and check routes and services to ensure their vacation is filled with legendary fun!  Our free Travel Guide is a great planning tool.  Order it, along with maps and other free brochures, online.  Or stop at a North Dakota rest area and pick one up!


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Jamestown’s BIG weekend

This weekend the Buffalo City will celebrate all things buffalo!  Well … maybe not buffalo chips … although you can buy those too.  It’s Jamestown’s annual Tatanka Festival and the 14th birthday of one very special gal – White Cloud, a rare albino buffalo.  White Cloud isn’t alone in the herd either – there are three white buffalo to watch for in the live herd.

With a fair, festival, rodeo, car show, golf tournament and craft show ALL taking place – events can be found throughout town.  Check the Buffalo City Tourism website for details.  Be sure to visit the World’s Largest Buffalo at Frontier Village – where a Wild West Shoot-out will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday.


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Happy birthday USA

It’s a sunny, smiley, spectacular weekend in North Dakota.  There are fairs, centennials, rodeos, art festivals and so much more.  What’s on your calendar for the weekend?  Art in the Park?  Mandan Rodeo Days?  Dickinson’s Roughrider Rodeo Days and FairPierce County Fair in Rugby?  Hettinger 125th Celebration?  Farmer’s Market in Grand Forks?  Or a patriotic tribute at a patriotic musical next to a stunning national park?  How about fireworks and symphony at the Capitol?

Whatever you’re doing, be sure to share pictures and video with us at – it enters you into a drawing for a free t-shirt.  We’re giving away 10 a month.  Also share on the Travel North Dakota facebook page for more drawings.

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Posted by on July 2, 2010 in Entertainment, Events


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So much to do this weekend, so little time!

As we sit and discuss upcoming events in our tourism office, and what everyone has planned for this “hopefully nice weather” weekend that kicks off today, we started realizing that (in our opinion) the kickoff of summer is happening this weekend! This is when we all realize there is much to prepare for, so we scurry back to our offices to get some work done. Both the Fort Union Rendezvous (19th Century fur trading fair)- Fort Union, Williston and the North Dakota High School Finals Rodeo in Bowman started yesterday goes through until Sunday (20th). The 20th Annual Missouri River Bluegrass Festival at Cross Ranch State Park starts tonight, as well as Happy Days Festival in Lisbon and of course, Lewis and Clark Days in Washburn. It doesn’t stop there…. Rally in the Valley kicks off tonight in Valley City and goes until Sunday and Aneta is celebrating its 50th Annual Turkey Barbecue on Sunday only. Save the best for last for all you motorcycle enthusiasts, Cavalier will be holding its 14th Annual Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In on Sunday that will attract more than 600 motorcycle travelers. Wooff… that is a lot of events so I hope all of you are ready for North Dakota’s first official crazy- fun summer weekend! We all sure are!


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