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2014 North Dakota Travel & Tourism Event of the Year

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Mandan Rodeo Days Schedule of Activities

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2015 Rodeo Schedule

Wednesday, July 1

8:00 pm -Jessica Lynn Concert - Jessica Lynn and Band will kick off the 2015 Mandan Rodeo at the Mandan Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Mandan Progress Organization Office at 411 West Main Street, Mandan, and also at the gate.  Gate opens at 7:30 pm.

Jessica Lynn singing

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Thursday, 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.

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 - Old-fashioned Buggy and Carriage Display at Dacotah Centennial Park. 

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

Townsquare Media Radio Rodeo Feed

Petting zoo, straw scramble, 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

Friday, July 3

8:00 am – Queen Pageant Horsemanship - Dacotah Centennial Park (FREE and open to the public.)

11:30 am - Queen and Princess Luncheon -   Baymont Inn & Suites, $17 in advance; $20 at the door. Watch speeches, modeling, improptu questions and meet the candidates.

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 - Old-fashioned Buggy and Carriage Display at Dacotah Centennial
Park. 

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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 & Silent Auctions plus  Rifle and diamond necklace raffle with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

10:00 pm- Fireworks Display sponsored by Edgewood Vista Mandan & Prairie Outpost Log Homes

 

Saturday, 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.

5:00 pm - Old-fashioned Buggy and Carriage Display at Dacotah Centennial Park. 

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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.


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 24-25

7:00 pm   June 24-25 Kaleidoscope Musical Varity 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

Tuesday, July 1st thru July 4th

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 expeience. Open 1:00 to 5:00 pm daily. For information 663-9018. 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) Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Granary and troop barracks.

1st-4th – 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. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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2nd-4th – Mighty Thomas Carnival

Three fun-filled days of carnival rides for young and old, with games, concessions and wrist band nights.

8:00 pm – Silver Dollar Bar Rodeo Days Street Dance - Dance
to the band Dirty Blond – food vendors, beer garden – No cover charge

July 2 thru July 4

Mighty Thomas Carnival. Three fun filled days of carnival rides for young and old. Games, concessions, wrist band nights.

Thursday, July 2nd

8:00 am – Mandan Rodeo Slack Competition, Free Admission   Dacotah Centennial Park

10:00 am –  Mandan Merchants “Rodeo Days Celebration Sales”,  Shop and Rope in some great bargains and western hospitality during our annual celebration. Shop the “strip” and downtown

4:00 pm- 10:00 pm – Mighty Thomas Carnival, rides, games, concessions, wrist band special ( check with carnival on times)

8:00 pm - Official Rodeo Days Dance Lonesome Dove   “on the strip”Music by the band: Easy Street” “Patio open, food concessions “

Friday, 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 am -9:00 pm –  Art in the Park, Dykshoorn Park and Heritage Park. Over 130 art and craft vendors from a 12 state area. From clothing to jewelry, fine art to pottery, woods or floral, it’s all here at this year’s festival. 25 food booths – a culinary delight. Live entertainment from country music to folk music and more! Check out daily schedule at the bandshell for times and groups playing. Featuring today :Elks Chorus, Chuck Suchy, Jamaican Me Crazy and Outlaw Sippin’ Band

9:00 am – 9 :00 pm - Mysterious Black Hole, Main Street, Art in the Park. Step into the ultimate illusion and soar uncontrollably thru swirling flames and stars into the blackness of space. Kids of any age can experience and enjoy these unusual sensations.

9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Funflatable Jumpers, Dykshoorn Park   Kids have fun while Mom and Dad visit the Art in the Park. Assortment of games

9:00 am – 9:00 pm - Kids Barrel Train Rides, Main Street. Kids can ride the barrel train up and down Main Street. Novelties and other items available for purchase

9:00 am – 9:00 pm – North Dakota Gold Prospectors Association, Kids and adults have fun with a western gold panning experience at rodeo days located at Art in the Park

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Starion Financial Bank “Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic”,  Join us at our Starion Financial Bank parking lot for some good old fashion fun, games, inflatable’s, face painting, hot dogs and bake sale as we celebrate the July 4th holiday with an old fashioned picnic. Open to the public.

Noon – 5 pm – Mandan Merchants “Rodeo Days Celebration” Sale Days , Main Street and the Strip. Shop and rope in some extra savings and western hospitality

1:00 – 3:00 pm -   Covered Wagon Rides,  Free , Relive the old West with a covered wagon ride down Mandan’s Main Street boarding at Art in the Park  Pony Rides: Main Street — Kids can experience the thrill of a western experience (fee charged for ride)

2:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Mighty Thomas Carnival, rides, games, concessions wrist band specials (check with carnival on times).

5:00 pm – Mandan Eagles Cub Pitchfork Fondue, Enjoy a steak dinner with all the fixings during the Mandan Rodeo Days. Location: 1400 Collins Ave.   Open to the public

5:00 pm – Mandan Moose Lodge Annual Steak Fry, Join us a t the Mandan Moose Lodge for our annual steak fry with all the fix ins. 111 11th Ave. NE

5:00 pm – American Legion Baseball, Mandan vs Bismarck

7:30 pm -  Exciting baseball rivalry with the Mandan A’s vs Bismarck Reps at 5: p.m. and the Mandan Chiefs hosting the Bismarck Governors at 7:30 p.m.   Mandan Legion ball diamonds

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

7:00 pm –  All Class Reunion, Heritage Park on Main Street. ( By Art in the Park) Beer garden, food, class sign up sheets, music.  Meet your friends and classmates. Hosted by Mandan Eagles Club

8:00 pm - Official Mandan Rodeo Days Dance, Lonesome Dove, On the Strip, music by”Easy Street Band”.  Beer Garden, Food concessions, Patio open. Meet your friends after the Mandan Rodeo.

8:00 pm – Silver Dollar Bar Rodeo Days Street Dance  : Dance to the band “Dirty Blond” food vendors, beer garden – No cover charge.

Saturday  July 4th

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                        

9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Art in the Park, Dykshoorn Park and Heritage Park over 130 art and craft vendors from a 9 state area. Clothing, jewelry, fine art, pottery, woods and floral. 25 food vendors and continuous entertainment in the park featuring the Sleepy Hollow Theater, Gefroh Brothers and Low Down Dirty Dogs. Check schedule for groups playing in park.

6:30 am – 7:30 am - 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 $30 at Mandan roadraces.com, at Art in the Park from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 3rd or for $35 from 6:30 a.m. to7:30 a.m. on day of race $40 at (Mandan Depot) $10 of the registration will be donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center For more information or questions e-mail: mandanroadraces@gmail.com

8:00 am - All racers start at 8:00 am on “Main Street” (race is on Main Street), Fort Lincoln Trolley, Custer Home Tours,

See July 1st description

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Funflatables Games, Mysterious Black Hole, Barrel Train Rides, North Dakota Gold Prospectors Gold Panning, Dykshoorn and Heritage Parks with in Art in the Park   Fun for all ages.  See July 3rd description

10:00 am – 11:00 pmMighty Thomas Carnival rides, games, concessions, wristband specials (check with carnival for times)             

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

9:00 am - BisMan Stiletto Race. Race for charity begins at Burger King on East Main St.

10:30 am - Classic Car Parade, View these classic vintage cars along the July 4th parade route

10:45 am – Mandan July 4th Independence Day Parade, Main Street. Theme of the parade: “Show Your Colors Red- White and Blue” Featuring more than 160 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: Cloverdale Foods “Celebrating 100 years in the Mandan Community”

12:00 noon – Mandan Eagles Parade Feed, Join us after the parade for burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips and great music by Marv Zander. Open to the public

12:00 Noon – Mandan Rodeo Days Golf Tournament, Prairie West Golf Course. Two-person Golf Tourney. 18 holes, Medal Play.  For more information, contact Brad at 667-3222.

1:00 pm – Mandan Moose Club Parade Feed. Join us after the July 4th parade. Lunch served following the parade. Join us

111 11th Avenue NE. Open to the public.

3:00 pm -  Cowboy Action Performers, Old West re-enactors portray authentic characters that bring alive the spirit of the Wild West Eras. Show times are  3pm and 4 pm Main Street by Heritage Park East of Five Nations Art Depot.

2:00 pm  – American Legion Baseball   Mandan vs Bismarck

4:30 pm – Mandan Chiefs vs Bismarck Gov’s at 4:30 pm. at the legion ball diamonds.

8:00 pm - Official Mandan Rodeo Days Dance, Lonesome Dove, On the Strip, music by” Easy Street Band”-  Food concessions, beer garden,  Patio open.

8:00 pm - Silver Dollar Bar Dance   Music by: Dirty Blonde. Stop in for a cold one after the rodeo

Saturday, Sunday

July 11 & 12    Great Western Exposition at Fort Lincoln State Park                          

July 11th  Starts with a 5 K Walk and Run  followed by breakfast which is open to the public. Food vendors, craft vendors, music, covered wagon rides, inflatables, car show.  Meet General George Custer and Libby           








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