Experience past and present in North Dakota this summer


A visit to North Dakota would not be complete without hitting some of our unique events and activities. As we emerge from the worldwide pandemic, events that have come to symbolize North Dakota are coming back to our great outdoors.

The Fargo AirSho (July 24-25) attracts 30,000 people to marvel at the precision flying of the Navy’s Blue Angels and other aerial shows and static aircraft displays.

Back on the ground, Jamestown’s Fort Seward Wagon Train allows guests to experience a week on the trail like early European settlers crossing the prairie. There, they encountered Native Americans who had lived for generation on the Northern Plains.

Find out more about the colorful history and culture of the tribes that inhabited North Dakota at the MHA Nation Interpretive Center in New Town, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Heritage Center in Belcourt and the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck.

Powwows and rodeos were fixtures in the Old West, and they remain important to North Dakota today. Can’t-miss events include the United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck, July Fourth’s Mandan Rodeo Days, the Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo and Roughrider Days Rodeo in Dickinson.

Experience a week on the trail like early European settlers crossing the prairie with The Fort Seward Wagon Train. Photo courtesy Lisa Lang

For more information on North Dakota, visit NDTourism.com.