Challenge your team to, or watch one of the 475+ teams, compete in the largest non-profit one weekend slowpitch softball tournament. This event brings together players, families, and fans from all over the country. Over the years, the tournament has become one of Bismarck's – if not North Dakota's - largest events.
The Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration offers three action-packed professional rodeo performances annually on July 2-4, plus Art In the Park, concerts, dancing, baseball, and the biggest and best Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration in the Northern Plains! It's bucking broncs, big bulls and barrels of fun!
The North Dakota State Fair continues to be our state's largest annual event with more than 300,000 people in attendance over nine days! We feature five nights of big name country artists, two nights of rock concerts and two nights of auto events. Not to mention two nights of action-packed NPRA Bull Riding and Ranch Rodeo. There's also Fair Favorites, like the state's largest carnival, agricultural expositions, government and commercial exhibitions, and tons of food, shopping, and exhibits! This year's musical lineup features Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Lonestar, and 2 rock acts TBA!
The United Tribes International Powwow is held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. It has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. The event represents over 70 tribes, featuring over 1,500 dancers and drummers, and drawing over 20,000 spectators. The event also includes the Miss Indian Nations Pageant, Parade of Champions, and the United Tribes softball and golf tournaments!
Each Fall, the Downtowners produce an Arts, Craft, and Food show called Street Fair. This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as "Customer Appreciation Days" then grew into a full blown Street Fair. Street Fair is now in its 42nd year. The 2 day Street Fair averages between 30,000-35,000 patrons. There are approximately 180 vendors. Street Fair is spread over 7 city blocks in Downtown Bismarck. See you there!
Norsk Hostfest is North America's largest Scandinavian Festival. Tens of thousands of people attend the event annually to celebrate and partake in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment. Over 200 internationally recognized artisans, craftsmen and chefs participate. The experience is an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional. The cuisine, as well as the clothes, art and jewelry, are authentic, fine quality and exquisitely Nordic. In addition to the ongoing, all-day entertainment, you can also enjoy professional quality musical shows. Scheduled to appear in The Great Hall of the Vikings over four nights and four days features The Doobie Brothers, Jeff Dunham, Celtic Thunder, Gary Allen and Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Joe Diffie and Michael Montgomery, Amy Grant and Little River Band!