You'll be able to smell it from anywhere in the Bismarck-Mandan area starting Thursday. The Downtowners' present the annual Rip Roarin' Rib Fest at the Bismarck Civic Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As if that was not enough fun for the entire family, the Civic Center will have a flurry of activity all weekend long.

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So, you're looking for the country's best ribs, you'll find it in Bismarck this weekend, just follow the smoke!  The big news from the stage is this year Gwen Sebastian of NBC's The Voice will be headlining Saturday Night at the Bismarck Civic Center!

Be sure to drop by the Townsquare Media broadcast center mobile home. As always, we'll have some free stuff to give away plus you can register to win your own grill from Advantage Appliances worth over $1000.

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As if that is not enough fun, The Bismarck Civic Center will be busy with various activities beside the Rib Fest. Friday and Saturday nights, the PBR Bull-riding Challenge will take place in the arena and Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit will also take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Lots to do, lots to eat, lots to see! Bismarck is taking advantage of the summer temperatures as  the city is abuzz with activities this weekend.