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MonDak Region Celebrates July 4th


Hailey Holzworth drives a tractor in the 2016 Lambert 4th of July Celebration Parade.

If the 4th of July means parades, concerts, barebeques and fireworks, the MonDak region has all of those bases covered this year! From Lambert to Bainville, from Arnegard to Medora, this 4th of July has something for everyone! Many traditional events, like the Pepsi ball drop in Lambert and the parade in Arnegard, take place this year, as well as many new events.


Lambert's annual 4th of July celebration starts, as always, with the street dance from 7PM to 2AM, with music by Vernon DJ and Karaoke Services, on July 3rd. The 4th kicks off with a 5AM wake-up call and Pilates in the park at 6:30AM. At 9AM, join people of all faiths for Praise and Prayer at the Fox Lake Senior Center, or take part in the Run for Freedom, beginning at the park. The 9AM run is a 5k, or start a 1-mile walk or run at 9:30. Registration is required, and fees are $20 for adults, and $10 for kids. Children 5 and under are free, and all registrants receive a free t-shirt. Funds go to support the Lambert Volunteer Fire Department.

Registration and lineup for the parade begins at 10:15 at the Nortana parking lot. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated kids bikes. The parade kicks off at 11:00.

Enjoy pulled pork or beef sandwiches for a free-will donation to benefit the Fire Department, or have burgers, brats, ice cream and pie at the Senior Center. Throughout the day, visit the quilt exhibit at the Senior Center as well, and a music jamboree at 1.

Finally, Bryan Prevost and Blue Rock will drop balls for children to collect to receive a free Pepsi. At dusk, the Fire Department will light the sky with fireworks. The public is welcome to light fireworks as well.


Bainville's 4th of July theme this year is "Heritage America! Family-Farm-Friends". On Saturday, July 1st, shop local food, craft and direct seller vendors near Main Street from 11:00 to 4:00, and a parade featuring antique cars and tractors, as well as local business floats beginning at 11:00. Family entertainment, including bouncy houses, games, bed races, prairie golf, farmhand Olympics, a dunk tank, and face painting, runs from 1:00 to 5:00. Close out the night with a pig roast hosted by the Bainville Community Foundation, at 6:00, a free concert in the park by Tigirlily at 7:00, and fireworks beginning at 9:45. Remember to bring your lawn chair!

On Sunday, July 2, community church begins at 10:00 at the fire hall. A community-wide potluck begins at noon, with the main dish furnished by the local churches. Remember your lawn chair and a salad or dessert to share! Tours of the school will begin at 1:00. Sponsors for this event include the Bainville Community Association, The Welcome Stop, Nemont, Second Ammendment Guns, The Villages at Culbertson, Clean Solutions, Bainville Concrete Construction, First Community Bank, OmniTRAX, Native Energy Solutions, and Smokey's Bar and Casino.


At 6:00PM on Monday, July 3rd, join the community of Arnegard, North Dakota, for pickup games, like volleyball, kickback, ring toss, and potato sack races at the baseball park, as well as bouncy houses. Arnegard has recently installed new playground equipment, so don't forget to check it out! Food will be available for purchase, and be sure to stick around for a tug-of-war at 8:00PM. Teams of 4 will be paired with others of similar size. At 11:30PM, fireworks will be lit off at the baseball park.

On 4th of July, a parade will begin 11:00AM, and will follow a slightly different route than years past. Maps will be posted ahead of the parade. The parade will feature children on bikes, floats, wagon trains, and more! After, stick around for a free-will donation beef BBQ, the proceeds from which will be used to fund community events. Once lunch is cleaned up, the Arnegard Lions will provide a tractor pull event.


Visit Medora on July 1st to watch the first of two parades planned for the weekend! Expect to see the cast of the Medora Musical and the Medora Gospel Brunch, the Theodore Roosevelt Repriser and Mrs. Roosevelt, as well as fire trucks and police cruisers. Bring a bag, because lots of candy will be thrown!

The parade begins at 1:00, followed by a concert by Kat Perkins, paying tribute to country stars Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt.

Each day at 3:30, former Mayor of Bismarck and Medora performer Bill Sorensen will provide a comical magic show at the Old Town Hall Theater.

On the 4th, enjoy another parade beginning at 1:00, followed by a performance of the Medora Musical, and finally, a professionally produce fireworks show, lit from the East end butte and visible throughout downtown. For tickets to any of these events, visit


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