Just when we thought we'd get no summer fairs/ carnivals/ festivals/ any events this year, there is one that will come through. And this event is happening right here in Bismarck. Get ready for the Missouri River Festival NEXT month.

Today (June 25), the Bismarck Event Center announced the event via Facebook. This is going to be a whole nine days-worth of carnival fun for the whole family. The Missouri River Festival is happening July 10 - July 19 in Parking Lot D of the Bismarck Event Center.


  • WHAT: Missouri River Festival
  • WHEN: July 10 - July 19 (get hours of operation here)
  • WHERE: Bismarck Event Center - Parking Lot D
    315 South 5th Street, Bismarck

The weather has been mostly beautiful since the start of the summer, and this may be one of the only opportunities we get to attend a fair this year. So, don't forget to bring the family out at least once during the nine-day event. Tickets are only $3 per person, and children under six get in for free (and you get ONE free ride with gate admission).

Now, if you're worried about social distancing at an event like this, you can be certain the Bismarck Event Center has taken all the necessary safety precautions. According to the Missouri River Festival event page, workers will wear masks, employee temperatures will be taken, there will be sanitation stations, and more. Check out the event Facebook page for more information.

Will your family venture out for the Missouri River Festival?

Check out my favorite fair/ festival things below!