Can you believe that, at this time last year, we were concerned about the world shutting down? We had mask mandates and orders to social distance. Sadly, that meant many summertime events were canceled. Just when it seemed like it may be years until we could have real events again, the world around us is starting to recover. And now, there are so many great shows and events coming to North Dakota for summer 2021 - including fun for families!

A children's YouTube favorite is coming to Bismarck this summer!

Today (May 18), The Bismarck Event Center revealed that children's YouTube sensation Blippi announced new dates for his North American tour! Blippi is headed to Bismarck in July, and tickets are available this Friday (May 21). Get more details about Blippi and his trip to North Dakota here.

Another children's favorite show is "swimming" up to Bismarck this summer, too!

Blippi is not the only children's sensation making its way to Bismarck this summer. Did you also hear the news about Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo? Shortly after learning that Baby Shark was swimming up to Fargo, we learned that the performance is also coming to the Bismarck Event Center! Learn more about Bismarck's upcoming Baby Shark show here.

How exciting is it that the world seems to be getting back to "normal"? With summer basically being here and mask mandates becoming less restrictive, it seems like things are really looking up midway through 2021. There are many great events happening in Bismarck-Mandan and around North Dakota all summer long.

What North Dakota events do you look most forward to this summer?

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