On Tuesday, July 4th 2017, tens of thousands of spectators from around the world will line the streets of Mandan, North Dakota to celebrate Independence Day with the region's largest parade.
The 2017 Parade, themed "Celebration of Service," will feature the beautiful pageantry and tradition of high-stepping equestrians, spirited marching bands, many service organizations and numerous other displays. The theme is centered around our Grand Marshals, Lions International. The "Lions" are celebrating their 100th anniversary. All service clubs are asked to participate in the 2017 parade as we honor your commitment to service.
Free busing starts at 7:00 a.m. and will run continuously from three places in Bismarck and the middle school in Mandan. Click here for more details.
The Mandan Road Race begins at 8:00 a.m. and will be run right on Main Street. This 5K run/walk will start at the Mandan Depot and anyone can participate. (Pre-registration to participate can be completed up to 30 minutes prior to race time! Find more at: MandanRoadRaces.com)
The Street Festival will begin at 8:30 a.m. with historical figures, celebrities and Disney characters wandering Main Street greeting people and taking photographs. Other entertainment will also take part in the celebration.
The Classic Car parade will start at Midway Lanes on the "Strip" and will travel west onto Main Street at 10:00 a.m.
A special three-hour broadcast will be heard on all of Main Street starting at 8:00 a.m. on Cool 98.7. Dance and sing to your favorite classics.
2017 Parade Winners 1st Place - PATH 2nd Place - Lions Club Internation 3rd Place - ICI 4th Place - Starion