Fun-filled 4th of July at Bonanzaville
The 4th of July Celebration at Bonanzaville has quickly grown into a community event, with something for everyone to enjoy. Set to take place from from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Bonanzaville, the event will conclude with a fireworks show at dusk.
The celebration will kick off with a 5k/10k run held in West Fargo by the Vietnam Veterans of America that morning, followed by a parade at Bonanzaville at 11 a.m. A scavenger hunt will be held all day in the pioneer village to search for historic figures and take photos, including Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Sam, Betsy Ross, Amelia Earhart, George Washington, Rosie the Riveter, and Teddy Roosevelt.
There will also be all-day entertainment, a BBQ picnic, horse drawn wagon rides, train rides, historic cricket games, a pet adoption event, and inflatable games by Games Galore. To finish off the celebration, the City of West Fargo is providing a fireworks show for the community at dusk, shooting off near Bonanzaville.
Julie Portillo, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Bonanzaville, said the support for the observance has been remarkable. "We began coordinating this event thinking we would start small, but we have received an outpour of support from the community. If the event is a success this year, Bonanzaville and the City of West Fargo may potentially become a regional destination for Independence Day."
Admission to Bonanzaville on the 4th of July is the same as regular admission rates at $10/adults, $8/seniors, military, and students, and $5/children.
Bonanzaville is a pioneer village and museum operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is North Dakota's must-see historical attraction with 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, and more than 400,000 artifacts.
For more information on Bonanzaville contact Julie Portillo at (701)282-2822 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: The 4th of July Celebration at Bonanzaville will provide opportunities to take pictures with historical figures including Betsy Ross, pictured. More than seven of the nation's heroes will be at Bonanzaville for the celebration.