Two years ago today fireworks were banned for Morton and Burleigh counties in south-central North Dakota.

Other counties around us such as Emmons, Grant, and others had also adopted a "no fireworks policy."  What a difference a couple of years can make.  This year the state is "green" and drought-free, burn bans are all but history, and it's "game on" for fireworks.

It won't be long and fireworks stands will be opening up all over Morton and Burleigh counties. 

This year you don't have to worry about fireworks bans, but you should always use caution when shooting off fireworks in the country.  Have a shovel and some water along to help prevent wildfires. As always the public should check with their local jurisdictions for specific restrictions.

Keep in mind it continues to be illegal to shoot fireworks off in the city of Bismarck unless you have a special license to do so.

You are however allowed to shoot fireworks off within the city limits of Mandan and Lincoln.

Here's where you can get your Red, White, and Bang fun in and around the Bismarck Mandan area.

June, July & August: Bismarck Larks- Municipal Stadium-Bismarck.  The Larks will have fireworks shows after several games this summer.  You can see all of the dates here. 

Friday, June 30th-Mandan Rodeo Days Dacotah Centennial Park-Rodeo Kick off and Chancey Williams in concert featuring Southerland, and Zach Thomas.  Find out more here.

Friday, June 30th-Stage Stop's 3rd Annual Street Dance-8 pm Mandan.

Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd-Mandan Rodeo Days Dacotah Centennial Park-Family night is Sunday, July 2nd and Patriot night is Monday, July 3rd.  Find out more here.

Sunday, July 2nd & Monday, July 3rd-Mariner's Party-Bismarck-private showing, great viewing spot from Whispering Bay or Fox Island in Bismarck.  The exact time of the fireworks show is unknown but is expected to be after the Trick Pony show which starts at 8:30 pm on Monday, July 3rd.

Monday, July 3rd-Dawson- The best place to view would be near Wolf's Bar & Grill or around the park area.

Tuesday, July 4th-4th of July Parade in Mandan-Classic Car parade starts at 9:50 am followed by the parade.  Find out more info here.

Tuesday, July 4th-The Missouri River Kayak Rentals-They're having an event on the 4th.  Lots of Mandan residents shoot off big Fireworks displays near Lakewood.  They will be open from 3-11 pm July 4th.  You can rent kayaks or paddle boards and dress in your best 4th of July outfit to be entered into a drawing to win the best-dressed yakker.

Tuesday, July 4th-Capitol Bismarck-Free and open to the public on the Capitol grounds.  The show is expected to start around dusk (10 pm).  Brink your lawn chairs, bug spray, and blankets.

Tuesday, July 4th-Mandan Rodeo Days Dacotah Centennial Park-The fireworks show is expected to start promptly following the rodeo around 10 pm at the NEW Dale Pahlke Arena at Dakota Community Bank & Trust Rodeo Grounds.

Tuesday, July 4th-Driscoll North Dakota-One of the best shows around.  It will take place near the old lumber yard.  A great place to view the fireworks show is the street dance on Main Street.  A full day of events from 9 am to 9 pm including a golf scramble, mud volleyball, Bingo, food vendors, kids games, & inflatables, and a parade at 7 pm.

Anybody else?  If your town is having a big show or 4th of July event, let us know and we'll add it here!



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