Events
FUN: MADE IN MANDAN. Click on the image for a video clip highlighting some of our major festivals & events.
FUN: MADE IN MANDAN. Click on the image for a video clip highlighting some of our major festivals & events.

For a list of events by month, download our brochure or visit the Community Calendar.

Mandan bursts with pride when hosting special events that draw thousands of visitors year after year. Among them:

Touch-A-Truck. First held in 2016, this event was a success, offering children an up-close, hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery, safety vehicles and other cool trucks. It's scheduled for May 19, 2018, on a portion of Main Street and downtown avenues.

Buggies-n-Blues. Showcases classic cars and music on Main Street. Typically the second weekend in June, scheduled for June 9-10, 2018.

Mandan Rodeo Days. Featuring bulls, broncs and barrels of fun, has been voted the “Best Community Celebration” in the region several times by readers of the Bismarck Tribune and in 2014 was named the N.D. Tourism Event of the Year! Held annually over the Fourth of July, the celebration includes:

Wild West Grill Fest. Held the third Saturday in August, this event features novice and restaurant grilling competitions, great grilled foods, live music and other entertainment. Scheduled for Aug. 18, 2018.

Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or a chair to enjoy outdoor concerts during most summer weeknights in downtown Mandan at Dykshoorn Park.

Oktober Fest. To be held Sept. 29, 2018, showcasing German food, live music, fall crafts, games and contests for all ages, and beer tasting.

Haunted Fort. Located in Ft. Lincoln State Park, 7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806. Dates for 2018 are pending.

Santa's Arrival & Shop Small Saturday. Scheduled after Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.