Area Events


Bismarck-Mandan Area Events



EEnds 6/19 – Riverboat Days is coming up June 19th & 20th in Washburn. Come out and enjoy many events including the 15th annual Coulee Trail Classic on June 19th which is a 4-mile trail run, 1st annual Riverboat Classic Walleye Tournament on June 20th, parade, car show, vendor and craft fair, farmers market and street dance featuring Fully Loaded on Main Ave.! 

 Ends 6/20 -  North Dakota’s annual adaptive water skiing extravaganza for people with physical disabilities – Escape to the Lake – will be held this Saturday, June 20. The event will be at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center. Participants with physical disabilities from around the state can come for the opportunity to experience water skiing, with professional instructors from Texas Adaptive Aquatics providing them with training and specialized water skiing equipment. The Aqua Addicts will provide on-water ski support, plus a 1 p.m. performance ski show, and Sporting Chance also will provide event participants and their families the opportunity to take rides around the lake in a pontoon. The event is free. For further information, please call (800) 532-NDAD.

 Ends 6/20 - Kupper Subaru bring you the ultimate day of sport, fun, physical challenge and dirt. With Medieval Rush on Saturday, June 20th at the Missouri Valley Fairgrounds! Sign up now as an individual or team of 4 at MEDIEVALRUSH.COM. Get the kids involved with the NEW kids course for ages 8-13…kids must be registered as well.

 Ends 7/1 -  Mandan Rodeo Days is coming up Independence Day weekend and new this year is a kick-off concert on Wednesday, July 1 featuring rising country artist Jessica Lynn. . The concert is held “backstage” at the rodeo grounds in Dacotah Centennial Park. Tickets are $10 and available at the gate, which opens at 7:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 8 p.m.Rodeo clown Matt Tarr of Cody, WY, will make his Mandan debut. All three performances will feature the ever-popular mutton busting for children age six and under and the heart-stopping chuck wagon races. Tickets are on sale now at all Petro Serve USA locations, both Boot Barn stores, Country Soule and Western Unlimited in Bismarck, plus Butcher Block Meats and the Mandan Progress Organization in Mandan. A limited number of reserved seats are available for $20 each through July 1, only at the Petro-Serve USA at 1300 E. Main in Mandan.

 Ends 7/16 - Friends & Neighbors Day at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory will be held from 2:00-5:30 p.m. on July 16. The annual event allows the public an opportunity to visit the beautiful USDA campus and learn about the local world-class Ag and environmental research. USDA employees will offer presentations on their work, tours, children’s learning activities, and an afternoon-long barbecue. The research campus is located at 1701 10th Avenue SW in Mandan. For more information go to or

 Ends 7/19 – A benefit for Kelsey Hintz will be held on Sunday, July 19th at Tumbleweed Bar in Lincoln from 1p – 4p with bbq’s, chips, beverages, silent auction & bake sale.  Kelsey has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemo treatment but cannot finish further advanced treatments until her baby is born. A fund has been set up at Gate City Bank & all money raised will go towards Kelsey’s medical expenses.

7/20 - Bismarck State College holds its eighth annual President’s Run Friday, July 10, to raise money for the Paul Swanson Scholarship fund held by the BSC Foundation.Motorcycle and car enthusiasts are welcome to join BSC Interim President David Clark and friends, colleagues and students of Paul Swanson for the run to Beulah Bay. Participants eat lunch there and proceed to Beulah for a tour of the Coteau Freedom Mine, followed by ice cream at The Union Bank of Beulah.Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. with departure at 10 a.m. from the BSC Jack Science Center parking lot. A $100 donation per vehicle is requested. For more information and to sign-up, call 701-224-5700 or email

 Ends 7/30 - Parents! Are you looking for a high quality preschool program designed to help your child prepare for Kindergarten?  BECEP/Head Start is taking applications for income eligible children ages 3 & 4.  For more information call: 323-4400.

 Ends 9/8 – The 19th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit & Tradeshow is coming up September 8th through the 10th at the Bismarck Event Center.  Tradeshow Exhibitors, Sponsors and Vendors are encouraged to participate with opportunities to gather with Tribal Leaders and Community members from Tribal Nations across the Great Plains Region. For additional Summit Tradeshow information and forms go to,, and click on Summit.

Ends 9/28 - Burleigh & Morton County extension offices & the North Dakota Game and Fish will be offering a six week hunter’s education class geared to area youth 11yrs & older starting Aug 17. The class will run on Monday’s from 6-8:30p with the last class being Sept 28. The class is free and open to the public. Parents of enrolled youth who wish to take the class must also register. All classes will be taught at the Burleigh County Extension Office. To register, please visit: .


Ends xx/xx- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century. No one should face Alzheimer’s or another dementia alone. There are people who understand and the Alzheimer’s Association has help available.  As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has FREE caregiver resources through the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit to learn more.


Ends xx/xx- NWS PEACE Program is currently seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international exchange students.  Students are ages 15-18 and are available for “adoption” for 5-12 months.  Students come with medical insurance and spending money; you provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, (continue next page)   (from previous page)  and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family.  For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to

Ends xx/xx- You can make the world a better place where it matters most -- right in your own hometown.  The North Dakota Community Foundation has been improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities since 1976.  They administer over 500 chatitable funds, including 56 community foundations and over 200 scholarships for North Dakota youth.  Find out how you can make a difference in your hometown and leave a legacy for the next generations of North Dakotans.  Call the North Dakota Community Foundations at 222-8349 for more information or go online to  

 Ends xx/xx- United Way Backpack Program sponsors are needed for 2015.  You or your business can provide weekend meals to nearly 500 children in the Bismarck-Mandan community for only two thousand dollars.  A gift of just five dollars ensures that a child has healthy meals when school is out of session.  Visit and click "give" to ensure students succeed in school.

 Ends xx/xx- Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses?  The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program.  Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance.  Go online to apply at

Ends xx/xx- Tracy’s Sanctuary House is in need of volunteers and/or donations.  Tracy’s House is open day and night to those individuals that are facing traumatic emergency situations while awaiting word on their loved ones who need medical care.  If you would like to donate please consider these items: Office supplies, Bottled Water, Bath Tissue, Pillows, Sheets, Gift Certificates and Monetary donations.  Please call 258-5889 for more info.

Ends xx/xx- If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement here or on one of our 6 radio stations, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Mail to: PSA Director PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email,