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Upcoming Events in Bismarck North Dakota


January

1 - 31 History Hikes - Walkers are able to enjoy indoor warmth and stroll through time enjoying the exhibits at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. One-quarter and one half-mile maps are available at the information desk.

Address: North Dakota Heritage Center , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-328-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-328-3710
Email: histsoc@state.nd.us
Web: history.nd.gov/exhibits/
Fee: Free!

26 - 27 The University of Mary Jazz Festival - A celebration of jazz with nationally recognized jazz artists (west coast and Canada) and over 1000 students participating.

Address: Civic Center , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-355-8167 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sprebys@umary.edu
Web: www.umary.edu/

February

6 - 7 KFYR Radio Agri-International - The annual event draws thousands. It's considered a marketplace where farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses meet. Nearly 400 exhibit booths fill the Civic Center and Exhibition Hall. There are a number of seminars, educational programs and other activities. Some of the special features this year include equipment demonstrations, ag equipment and products, stock dog demonstration, horse clinic, living ag classroom and a toy show. Information will also be available for such markets as hobby farms, ranchettes and suburban acreages.

Address: Civic Center , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-255-1234 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-222-1131
Web: kfyr.iheart.com/
Fee: Free admission and free parking in the south lots at the Bismarck Event Center

9 - 10 Home Show - Over 300 booths exhibiting all aspects of home improvements, remodeling and builiding.

Address: Civic Center , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-222-2400 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-250-9730
Email: info@bmhba.com
Web: bismanhomeshow.com
Fee: Adults $5 adults; 18 and under free with adult

23 A Wine Tasting - A tasting of the finest wines hosted by local liquor retailers and complimented with hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.

Address: Bismarck Country Club , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-223-5986 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bismarck-art.org
Fee: Tickets available at BAGA.

May

11 Bismarck-Mandan Band Night Parade - The Bismarck-Mandan Band Night Parade features elementary, junior high, and senior high bands from across ND, MT, SD, and Canada. The parade assembles at the capitol grounds and begins at 6:30 p.m. Join us in this celebration of music!

Ph: 701-333-0285 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tamara@eckroth.com
Web: www.discoverbismarckmandan.com/

15ND0401005e026 - Bismarck Death by Chocolate - Join us for the annual Death by Chocolate for an evening of tantalizing chocolate treats, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and non-stop entertainment by special guest Chuck Dukas.

Address: Sixteen03 Main Events, 1603 E. Main Ave. , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 800-666-2141 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mrambow@gsdakotahorizons.org
Web: e.gesture.com/events/7h7/
Fee: Ticket costs vary

18 International Museum Day - Admission fees at North Dakota state historic sites will be waived in celebration of International Museum Day.

Address: Statewide , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-572-9034 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-328-3710
Web: www.state.nd.us/hist/sites.htm
Fee: Free

June

22 - 24 McQuade Softball Tournament - Largest 3 day tournament in the USA, bringing in teams from all over the country.

Ph: 701-223-6850 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-223-6624
Email: mcquades.com
Web: www.mcquades.com
Fee: Varies

July

4 Fourth of July Spectacular - Patriotic music by the Symphony. Fireworks over the Capitol. Special guest appearances, concessions available, bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Address: Capitol Grounds , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-258-8345 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bismarckmandansymphony.org
Fee: Free

August

4 - 5 Capital A Fair - Capital A'Fair is one of the areas largest summer art fair. It features over 130 artisans from across the country and attracts thousands of local and regional visitors. Music, great food, performing arts groups and children's activities contribute to the festive mood. The fair is located at the beautiful Capitol grounds of North Dakota. Always held the first full weekend in August.

Address: North Dakota State Capitol Grounds , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-223-5986 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-223-8960
Email: baga@btinet.net
Web: www.bismarck-art.org

5 Annual Ice Cream Social - Annual Ice Cream Social at the Historic Governor's Mansion.

Address: Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site , Bismarck, North Dakota
Fax: 701-328-3710
Email: histsoc@state.nd.us
Web: www.DiscoverND.com/hist

September

7 - 9 United Tribes International PowWow - Contest powwow attracts hundreds of American Indian dancers, drum groups, showcase of American Indian culture, home of the champions. The annual International PowWow is a celebration showcasing "champion" dancers and drums from across the U.S. and Canada, competing for top honors.

Address: United Tribes Technical College Campus , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-255-3285 ext.129 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-530-0633
Email: shbordeaux@uttc.edu
Web: www.unitedtribespowwow.com/

14 - 15 Downtown Street Fair - Street Fair brings together 180 Arts, Craft, and Food Vendors to Downtown Bismarck for two days of fun. Roads in the Street Fair area will be closed after 5pm on Thursday. In addition to the great vendors, there is the Monster Mural Kid's Art Activity (sponsored by Sam’s Club), JT's Inflatable Games, The Barrel Train, and local musicians playing at the Busker’s Corner (sponsored by American Bank Center). The Downtowners Street Fair is also a long standing fundraiser for the Downtowners Association and numerous service groups, churches, booster clubs, boy scout troops, and area non-profits through vending activities. Parking is available in the convenient Downtown Ramps.

Friday (10am-8pm) and Satuday (9am-6pm).

Address: Downtown , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-223-1958 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-223-7385
Email: getit@DowntownBismarck.com
Web: www.DowntownBismarck.com
Fee: Free

October

9 - 3 Autumn Artistry Fall Art Show - The Fall Art Exhibition is a regional exhibit open all people. Proceeds from the sale of art help fund the artists' efforts and the cost of the show. It's purpose is to provide an annual opportunity for artists to show, share and sell their work.

Address: Bismarck Art and Gallery Association , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-223-5986 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-223-8960
Email: baga@btinet.net
Web: www.bismarck-art.org
Fee: Free

16 History Haunt - Spooky fun for all ages at the state's largest museum.

Address: Heritage Center , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-328-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-328-3710
Email: histsoc@state.nd.us
Web: www.nd.gov/hist
Fee: $1

November

17 Festival of the Arts - A gala themed event featuring a gourmet dinner complimented by live music. This event includes a silent and live auction.

Address: Radisson Hotel , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-223-5986 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-223-8960
Email: baga@btinet.net
Web: www.bismarck-art.org
Fee: Tickets available at BAGA.

18 - 30 Holiday Open House - The former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site is decked out in holiday splendor for this open house.

Address: Former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-328-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-328-3710
Email: histsoc@state.nd.us
Web: history.nd.gov/historicsites/

December

1 - 31 Holiday Open House - The former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site is decked out in holiday splendor for this open house.

Address: Former Governor's Mansion State Historic Site , Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-328-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 701-328-3710
Email: histsoc@state.nd.us
Web: history.nd.gov/historicsites/

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Camp Hancock State Historic Site

This site preserves part of a military post established as Camp Creeley in 1872 to provide protection for work gangs building the Northern Pacific Railroad. The camp's name was changed to Camp Hancock in 1873

Bismarck, ND Forts


Hudson Townsite State Historic Site

A commemorative marker shows the original 1883

Bismarck, ND Historic Sites

Buckstop Junction

Reconstructed village on 20 acres contains actual buildings from the late 1800s to the early 1930

Bismarck, ND Museums


Things to do near Bismarck, ND

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Game & Fish Lobby Wildlife Museum

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