Another beautiful summer weekend is upon us. Get out and have some fun! Here's a calendar of this weekend's area events for you to check out.

Artist Reception
Friday, July 7th
Location: James Memorial Art Center
Free reception for the current shows in both Galleries. Artist Leah Olson will be in attendance from Minot. Also celebrate State Parks month with selected pieces created in many of ND’s state parks! Free refreshments served. Open to the public.

2023 Williams County Parks Summer Concert Series presents "Ted & Kari"
Friday, July 07 2023
Location: Epping/Springbrook Dam

The concert is free and open to the public. Restrooms will be available, but please bring your own refreshments and chairs.

Ted and Kari are an acoustic duo from Tioga, ND that loves to have fun with a crowd! They play everything from rock to country to oldies to modern. In addition to covers, Ted and Kari incorporate original music.

9-1-1 Hero Poker Run
Saturday, July 8
Location: Fairview, MT
Third annual poker run for emergency services within Richland County. Pay outs for high hand and low hand. The proceeds from the poker run, go to Fairview Volunteer Fire Department, and the education fund of the Lone Tree Chapter of ABATE of Montana.

2023 Buffalo Trails Days
Dates: Jul 08 2023 - Jul 09 2023
Location: Epping, North Dakota

9 AM 3 on 3 basketball tournament
Craft and food vendors
Jump N fun inflatables
1-4 PM Live Music provided by 'Gettin' out of Dodge
2 PM Cornhole Tournament Eagles Nest Bar- must be 21 yrs of age
3-4 PM Dunk Tank on Main- proceeds donated to our local Mental Health Non-Profit organizations
8 PM- Midnight Epping Fireman's Dance- Music by Ted & Keri
Fireworks at Dark- provided by the City of Epping weather permitting)

8-10 AM- Annual Buffalo Trails Museum Pancake Breakfast
9 AM food and craft vendors
Silent Auction
10:30 AM Epping Lutheran Church Services
11 AM - 2 PM Jump N fun inflatables
Noon- Parade- Keith Johnson Grand Marshal-escorted by Dave Berg and his pony team
line up at the N end of Main Street and check in with the Parade Organizers.
12:30-1 PM Williston Cowboys Drum & Bugle Corps live music
1 PM Epping & Ray Fire Department Tug O War on Main Street
1-3 PM 4th Annual Paul Sagaser Memorial Car Show
1-3 PM Museum Buildings open
2 PM youth cornhole tourney on Main street
1-3 PM Epping Fire Department education for kids on Main Street- equipment and goodie bags
2 PM Announce raffle and silent auction winners
3 PM Announce car show winners

Raffle tickets will be available from BTM council members and during the event itself.

Handicap parking will be available across the street from the Pavillion, a current placard required

2023 Sixth Infantry Encampment
Date: Saturday, July 08 2023
Location: Fort Buford State Historic Site
10:00a – 5:30a CT

Join the Sixth Infantry at Fort Buford for demonstrations of military life including a frontier printing demonstration at 1p and a rifle and cannon demonstration at 2p. We will also be demonstrating how the laundresses washed the soldiers' clothes (you are welcome to bring along socks or a t-shirt to learn!). Education on how the weather station, telegraph and signal corps functioned at the fort will be offered as well!

Please call the Missouri- Yellowstone Confluence Center at (701) 572-9034 or look us up on Facebook for more information.

Dunn County Fair
Friday, July 7
Saturday, July 8
Sunday, July 9
Location: High Plains Community Center, Kildeer, ND
Thomas Carnival, Rocky Top Ranch Petting Zoo, Cornhole Tournament, Pie Contest, Car Show, Ashley Wineland, Eli Alger and the Faster Horses,
Williams and Ree and more! (See poster below)

Makoti Threshing Show
Friday, July 7
Saturday, July 8
Sunday, July 9
Location: Makoti Thresher's Museum, Makoti, ND
Corn Hole Tournament July 7, Big dance July 8
Beer gardens will be open

701 Speed and Caffeine Car Show
Grand Opening Event
Saturday, July 8 at 10:00am
Location: 701 Speed Shop/701 Coffee Shop, 706 2nd St W, Williston

The Hello Girls
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm
Location: Watford City High School Performing Arts Center
Fargo-Moorhead Community theater visits Watford City for their production of The Hello Girls.
From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz: THE HELLO GIRLS chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by history. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. (see poster below)

Farmers Market at Burgers in the Park
Saturday, July 8 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Alexander, ND
Come for Burgers in the Park sponsored by the Lion's Club and the Farmers Market sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. Every Saturday between now and Labor day weekend.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor for these events, please message the museum facebook page or call 701-828-3595 to register

Game Night
Saturday, July 8 from 7:00pm -11:30pm
Hosted by Williston Board Games Group
Location: James Memorial Art Center in Williston
Anyone who is interested in tabletop board gaming can come. You don't need to have experience or own any games.
Cost: It's Free!
They often have coffee and snacks available

Open Roller Skate:
Sunday, July 9
Location: Watford City Rough Rider Center
Skate rentals for $4
Stop in with a membership or get a daily pass for $7. Open roller skating is 1-5pm on July 9th, 23rd and 30th -- the indoor pool is also open from 1-6pm those days. Why not bring the family and do both!

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