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Mandan Rodeo Days Schedule of Activities

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2017 Rodeo Schedule

Saturday, July 1

5:00 pm -Mandan Rodeo Trade and Craft Show

Shop our western craft and trade show which includes jewelry, cowboy boots, western apparel, furniture, tack, saddles and more inside the gates at Dacotah Centennial Park. Vendors are open during the Xtreme Bulls performance.

7:30 pm-  PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour

Chad Berger’s extreme bulls versus 30 of PRCA bull riders. Tickets are $20 for ages 6 and up. (under 6 free with paying adult.)

Sunday, July 2

8 a.m.- Slack rodeo competition (timed-event contestant overflow). FREE ADMISSION.

Barrel Racing

Women’s barrel racing is one of the contests during the rodeo’s slack competition.

11:30 am – Queen and Princess Luncheon –  Baymont Inn & Suites, $18 in advance; $25 at the door. Watch speeches, modeling, impromptu questions and meet the candidates.

2:30 pm – Remarkable Kids Rodeo

Everyone is invited to attend our 2nd Remarkable Kids Rodeo where up to 30 remarkable children with special needs participate in rodeo events. The event is held in the Mandan Horse and Saddle Club arena just north of the racetrack.

5:00 pm –Mandan Rodeo Trade and Craft Show

Shop our western craft and trade show which includes jewelry, cowboy boots, western apparel, furniture, tack, saddles and more inside the gates at Dacotah Centennial Park. Vendors are open during the rodeo performance.

5:00 pm-  Townsquare Media Radio Rodeo Feed– Free with rodeo ticket. 

Barrel train rides for kids, straw scramble, stick horse races, dummy roping and more activities for kids, sponsored by Touchstone Energy (Basin Electric, Capital Electric, Mor Gran Sou Electric). Free stick horse to first 50 kids for competition in our stick horse race. Stick horses provided by Boot Barn.

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7:30 pm-  Family Night Rodeo Performance $2 off each child’s ticket (12 & under) with purchase of an adult ticket

Monday, July 3

10:00 am – Queen Pageant Horsemanship Dacotah Centennial Park (FREE and open to the public.)

5:00 pmMandan Rodeo Trade and Craft Show – Shop our western craft and trade show which includes jewelry, cowboy boots, western apparel, furniture, tack, saddles and more inside the gates at Dacotah Centennial
Park. Vendors are open during the rodeo performance.

5:00 pm – Free stick horse to first 50 kids for competition in our stick horse race. Stick horses provided by Boot Barn.

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5:00 pm – Arrive early at the rodeo and have a chance to be one of 10 chosen to compete for $1,000 in the iHeartMedia “Ropin’ for Riches” just before the rodeo begins.

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7:30 pm- “Patriot Night” Rodeo Performance 

Wear red, white & blue to support the U.S. military. Live Auction plus  rifle and diamond necklace raffle with proceeds going to veterans’ charities.

Just before the fireworks, watch a demonstration of  the fastest growing western sport – Mounted Shooting.

10:00 pm- Fireworks Display sponsored by Edgewood Vista Mandan & Acme Tools

Tuesday, July 4

5:00 pm –Mandan Rodeo Trade and Craft Show

Shop our western craft and trade show which includes jewelry, cowboy boots, western apparel, furniture, tack, saddles and more inside the gates at Dacotah Centennial Park. Vendors are open during the rodeo performance.

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7:30 pm- INDEPENDENCE DAY Rodeo Performance

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Miss Rodeo Mandan Queen & Princess Coronation held during the final rodeo performance.

Just before the fireworks, watch the Tribute to the Six Pack Match Bronc Riding, featuring six champions vying for a winner-take-all $1,000.


11:00 pm-  GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY-sponsored by BNSF Railway

Spectacular aerial and ground display accompanied by patriotic, country and rock and roll music.

Gates open nightly at 5 p.m.

Chuck wagon races each night sponsored by
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Mutton Busting each night sponsored by The Trailer
Store of North Dakota – Big Tex Trailers.

Click here for rodeo ticket information.

Other Celebration Events

Wednesday & Thursday – June 28-29

7:00 pm – June 28-29 Kaleidoscope Music Variety Show, Mandan High School Auditorium. Comedy, chorus line, choir and pit orchestra and patriotic music all come together for an exceptional family variety show.

Admission $10 adults, $5 children under 12.  For information call 226-3797- Musicians Association sponsor

July 2nd – 4th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Custer Home Tours

Relive 1875  at historic Ft. Lincoln State Park. Visit the home of General George and Libby Custer. Tour the commissary (gift shop), granary and troop barracks.

1:00 pm – Fort Lincoln Trolley

A restored trolley car offers a unique trip to Fort Lincoln State Park. Departing from the 3rd St. Station in Mandan thru the scenic Heart River Valley to its station at Fort Lincoln State Park.  A unique experience. Open 1:00 to 5:00 pm daily. For information 663-9018.

Sunday, July 2nd

8:00 pm  – Silver Dollar Bar Rodeo Days Street Dance  – Dance to the music of Dirty Blond, food vendor, beer garden and no cover charge.

Monday, July 3rd

Fort Lincoln Trolley, Custer Home Tour, see July 1 description

7:00-11:00 am –KC Councils Pancake Breakfast Heritage Park (under the big top Tent east of the Depot). Serving a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausages, coffee and milk   

9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Art in the Park

Dykshoorn Park and Heritage Park. Over 135 art and craft vendors from a 10-state area. From clothing to jewelry, fine art to pottery, woods or floral, it’s all here at this year’s festival. 24 food booths – a culinary delight. Live entertainment from country to folk music and more! Check daily schedule at the bandshell for times and groups playing. Featuring today: Chuck Suchy, Band Rift, Jamaican Me Crazy )

9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. JT Inflatables

Dykshoorn Park Kids have fun while Mom and Dad visit the Art in the Park on an assortment of inflatable jumpers.

9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Kids Barrel Train Rides

Main Street. Kids can ride the barrel train up and down Main Street. Novelties and other items available for purchase

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Starion Bank (Old Fashioned Picnic)

Join us at Starion Bank parking lot for some good old fashioned summer fun – face painting, inflatables, hot dogs and bake sale as we celebrate the July 4th holiday with an Old Fashioned Picnic (open to the public)

1:00pm-3 p.m. Covered Wagon Rides Free

Relive the old West with a covered wagon ride down Mandan’s Main Street boarding at Art in the Park.

1:00 pm – 3 pm – Pony Rides: Kids can experience the thrill of a western experience (fee charged for rides.)

4:30 p.m. Mandan Eagles Club Pitchfork Fondue

Enjoy a steak dinner with all the fixings during the Mandan Rodeo Days. Location: 1400 Collins Ave. Open to the public.

4:30 p.m. Mandan Moose Lodge Annual Steak Fry

Join us at the Mandan Moose Lodge for our annual steak fry with all the fixins. 111 11th Ave. NE

4:00 p.m. American Legion Baseball

Exciting baseball rivalry Mandan As vs Bismarck 14s at the Mandan Legion ball diamonds.

6:00 p.m.  Game #2 features the Mandan Chiefs hosting the Bismarck Governors at the Mandan Legion ball diamonds.

6:00 p.m. All Class Reunion

Heritage Park, Main Street (by Art in the Park) beer gardens, food vendors, class sign-up sheets, DJ. Meet your classmates and friends. Sponsored by Mandan Eagles Club

6:00 pm Art in the Park “Doll and Pet Parade”

Dykshoorn Park. Kids, bring your bikes, wagons, dolls and pets for your own special parade. Open to kids up to 11 years of age.

8:00 p.m. Official Mandan Rodeo Days Dance

Lonesome Dove, On the Strip, music by ”Savannah Rose”. Beer Garden, food concessions, patio open. Meet your friends after the Mandan Rodeo

8:00 p.m. Silver Dollar Bar Rodeo Days Street Dance

Dance to the band “Fully Loaded”. Beer gardens, (No cover)

Tuesday, July 4th 

6:15 a.m. Mandan Rodeo Days Annual Road Race and Walk 5K run and 5K walk on Main Street. Arrive early for the parade to cheer on the contestants or enter yourself. Pre-register for $35 at Mandan roadraces.com, at Art in the Park from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 3rd for $45; from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on day of race for $45 at (Mandan Depot); Youth registration is $20 ages 5 to 12 ( $10 of the registration will be donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center). For more information or questions email: mandanroadraces@gmail.com.

7 a.m.-11 a.m.   KC Councils Pancake Breakfast   Heritage Park (under the big top tent east of the Depot), Serving a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausages, coffee and milk   

8:00 am All racers start at 8:00 am on “Main Street” (race is on Main Street)

8:00 am – Fort Lincoln Trolley & Custer Home Tours See July 1st description.

8:00 am –Mandan Street Festival, Various groups up and down Mandan’s Main Street entertain parade viewers before the parade hits Main Street. From bands to magic, cowboy action performers, DJs and more.

9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m. Art in the Park

Dykshoorn Park and Heritage Park over 130 art and craft vendors from a 10-state area. Clothing, jewelry, fine art, pottery, woods and floral. 27 food vendors and continuous entertainment in the park featuring Over Educated, Classic Rhythm, Sleepy Hollow Theatre. Check schedule for groups playing in park.

9:00 a.m. Bismarck-Mandan ( Diva Dash) Stiletto Run

Run for charity begins at Burger King on East Main St.

10:00 a.m. Classic Car Parade

View these classic vintage cars along the July 4th parade route

10:15 am. Mandan July 4th Independence Day Parade

Main Street. Theme of the parade: “Celebration of Service” Featuring more than 140 units, horses, wagons, marching bands, floats, antique cars and tractors. For more information contact MPO at 751-2983 or go to www.mandanparade.com. Grand Marshal: Lions International celebrating 100 years

12:00 noon Mandan Eagles Parade Feed

Join us after the parade for tacos in a bag, hot dogs, chicken drummies and great music by Randy Karr. Open to the public.

12:00 noon Mandan Rodeo Days Golf Tournament

Prairie West Golf Course. Two-person best ball Golf Tourney. 18 holes Food and prizes awarded. For more information, contact Brad at 751-6171

1:00 p.m. Mandan Moose Club Parade Feed

Join us after the parade for free sloppy joes (while quantities last). 111 11th Avenue NE. Open to the public.

2:00 p.m. American Legion Baseball Mandan vs Bismarck

Exciting rivalry action as the Mandan As vs the Bismarck 15s at the legion ball diamonds.

3:00 pm Cowboy Action Performers

Old West re-enactors portray authentic characters that bring alive the spirit of the Wild West Era. Show times is 3 p.m. Main Street Heritage Park East of Five Nations Art Depot.

4:00 pm – American Legion Baseball  

Mandan Chiefs vs Bismarck Govs at the Legion ball diamonds.

8:00 p.m. Official Mandan Rodeo Days Dance

Lonesome Dove, On the Strip, music by “Savannah Rose” – Food concessions, beer garden, Patio open.

 








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