Holiday Events in Bismarck


Bismarck is full of fun and family-friendly events this holiday season. Check out any of these events to get yourself into the holiday spirit this December!

Sertoma Christmas in the Park – Through December 31

Head to Sertoma Park for a daily winter wonderland, which includes more than fifty lit Christmas displays scattered throughout the scenic park. Sartoma Christmas in the Park is in its 21st year. The display is open from 6-9pm daily and costs $10 per car. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities in Bismarck. You can also donate non-perishable food items when you go, which will be donated to Ministry on the Margins.

If you go earlier than 6pm, you can still enjoy all the amenities the park has to offer, including picnic areas. Stroll down to the nearby Dakota Zoo afterwards!

The Christmas Angel – Through December 23

Visit the Christmas Angel at Gateway Mall Fridays from 4-6 until Christmas. Teach giving instead of getting when you donate to a child in need from the angel tree. Tell the Christmas Angel what you are excited to give this year! The greatest gift you can give your child is the understanding of human kindness.

Jesse Knutson Photography will be available for professional Christmas pictures after your visit with the Angel.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Come by Capital RV Centers this holiday season to tour a motorhome. Kick off 2017 in a new RV and travel like never before. Capital RV Centers can help you get into the RV of your dreams.

November Events and Festivals in North Dakota


Looking for somewhere to go or something to do this November in North Dakota? Maybe an opportunity to hit the road and take your RV out for a spin? Try one of these fun events or festivals taking place this month across the state.

Fargo Makes Market – November 5

Featuring locally made, handcrafted products, the Fargo Makers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it out, you can plan to check it out in December.

Support local artisans as you shop for unique treasures, including paintings, ceramics, crochet-pieces, photographs, baked good, knit-wear, metal work, magnets, jewelry, leatherworks, and more.

The market will be at 916 Main Avenue, Fargo, North Dakota.

Bismarck Christmas Show – November 18 and 19

The 7th Annual Bismarck / Mandan Christmas Show will include over 170 booths showcasing hand-made products from across the country.

Exhibitors will be displaying and selling art, crafts, and baked goods, among many other wares.

The Bismarck Christmas Show will be held at 315 South 5th St., Bismarck, North Dakota. Admission is $3. Hours will be 10am to 8pm on Friday the 18th and 9am to 5pm on Saturday the 19th.

Stop by Capital RV Center

Have more fun at any event or festival in your very own RV. Come by Capital RV Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, this November to check out our inventory of new and pre-owned RVs. From travel trailers to motorhomes, Capital RV Center is sure to have something that fits your needs and budget.

September Events for RVers in North Dakota


North Dakota has a lot going on this September for the adventurous traveler. From a street fair steeped in tradition, to a grueling physical challenge not for the faint of heart, to a cultural experience like none other, see all that North Dakota has to offer!

43rd Annual Downtowners Street Fair

From September 16-17 enjoy this perennial favorite in Bismarck. Each fall, the Downtowners of Bismarck produce an arts, crafts and food show called Street Fair. This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full-blown street fair. Vendors line the streets of downtown Bismarck.

Iron Will Warrior Challenge

For those athletically inclined, this event in Bottineau on September 10 is sure to challenge. Three miles of down and dirty, mud-running action, all while facing grueling, heart-pumping obstacles scattered over the demanding terrain of the Turtle Mountains. After your personal conquest, stick around for the ultimate after-race party fun with food and drinks. Funds raised are used to support the Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program at Bottineau Winter Park. Starts at 10am and runs to 3pm.

United Tribes International Powwow

Head over to Bismarck from September 9-11. This Powwow, held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. Fifteen hundred dancers and drummers representing more than 70 tribes draw more than 20,000 spectators to the this must-see event!

Visit Capital RV Center

Whether you live in North Dakota or are just on your way through, make a stop at Capital RV Center for RV sales, service, and accessories. Capital RV Center has everything the discerning RVer needs to make the time spent on the road fun and fulfilling!

August Events You Don’t Want to Miss in North Dakota


August is one of the best months to visit North Dakota. Warm weather, the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and countless outdoor events and festivities make the Roughrider State truly come to life. The following are just a few of the must-visit events that are worth an RV trip to North Dakota this August.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Looking for an excuse to load your bike into your toy hauler this month? Head to the most iconic motorcycle rally in the country — Sturgis. This year marks the 76th year of the event, and you don’t have to be an avid biker to join in on the fun. The rally features everything from live music, races and competitions to breakfasts, charity events and so much more. This year’s event will take place from Aug. 8 to 14, so fire up your RV and start cruising.

Friday Night Races

Cruise over to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for Friday Night Races throughout the month of August. The races feature the sights and sounds of premier races, including Street Stocks, Late Models, Outlaw Springs and Midwest Modifieds. The Friday night events take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and are filled with family fun.

31st Annual Village Fair

Head over to Rugby, N.D., for the anticipated annual Village Fair at the Prairie Village Museum. The museum truly comes to life with costumed performers, demonstrations, live music, fair food and tons of family-friendly activities. This unique combination of sights, sounds, food and history has been a must-visit August event in Rugby for more than 30 years. This year’s event will take place on Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop and See Us

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot when you’re cruising throughout North Dakota this August. We’re offering incredible end-of-summer deals on the industry’s leading RVs, so you can continue the summer fun into fall and winter.

Must-Visit June Events Throughout North Dakota


June is one of the best months to travel throughout North Dakota. Not only is the weather warm, but a number of outdoor festivals and events take place across the state every June. The following are three of the many most-visit events on schedule for this month.

Happy Harry’s Ribfest

Celebrate North Dakota’s best barbecue cooking at the annual Happy Harry’s Ribfest from June 8 through 11. The Ribfest opens its gates at 11 a.m., Wednesday, and doesn’t stop cooking until Saturday evening at 11 p.m. The event will features some of the best rib, chicken and pulled pork cookers in the country as well as live music, Lip Smackin’ Lunch, games and rides for the kids and so much more. You can find the Ribfest at Fargo’s famous Fargodome venue.

Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week

Taste some of the most delicious foods the Fargo-Moorhead area has to offer at the Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week. The event will take place from June 9 through 18, and a number of the area’s most esteemed restaurants will be offering unbeatable deals. Log onto to see a list of participating restaurants.

40th Annual Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Walleye Tournament

Set your sights on Devils Lake at the tail end of the month for the longest running fishing competition in North Dakota. Not only will you enjoy watching non-stop action as roughly 250 two-person teams battle it out for the top prize, you’ll also enjoy a number of family-friendly events and activities at Graham’s Island State Park. Prizes include a $5,000 check for first place, Cabela’s jackets for all participants and a long list of additional donations. If you’ve packed your fishing pole into your RV for the summer, you may want to fish around the area for its famous walleye.

Stop in and see us right here at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot to ensure your RV is prepared for another summer of adventure.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in North Dakota This Year


North Dakota may not be the first place that comes to mind for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. However, the state is overflowing with St. Patty’s Day parades, events and family-friendly fun. Fire up your RV and cruise to the Peace Garden State for these must-visit upcoming events for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Cruise to downtown Fargo for the annual Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The event will be held before the holiday on Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m. Visitors can find free parking for the parade in all city-owned lots; however, no parking will be available on the parade street of Broadway. Bring all of your family and friends to watch the hand-crafted floats, performers, marching bands and so much more.

ShamRockin’ the Bakken Taste of Williston

The ShamRockin the Bakken Taste of Williston event will be a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration held on March 17. The event, taking place at 3601 Second Ave. W., in Williston, will feature local restaurant owners, grocers, caterers, and other foodie talent, preparing their best Irish eats for visitors from across the state and the country. Visitors can sample the delectable array of foods between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Runnin’ O the Green

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way with a St. Patty’s day pub crawl in downtown Jamestown. The event’s participants, also known as runners, dress in their best St. Patrick’s day attire and drink a beverage at every establishment. This fun-filled day of Irish drinks, costumes, events and eats will take place on Saturday, March 19, and is one that shouldn’t be missed by Jamestown locals and visitors alike.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Center in Bismarck, N.D., when you’re cruising throughout the state in your RV this March.

A Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipe for Your RV


Traveling in your RV for Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to eat dinner at a pricey restaurant. In fact, you can cook a high-end, restaurant-quality meal easily in the comfort of your RV. This seafood and pasta recipe with a cherry tomato fra diavolo sauce will make you and your lover feel like you’re dining at a costly restaurant without the price or stuffy atmosphere.

Seafood and Pasta with Cherry Tomato Fra Diavolo Sauce

What you’ll need:


  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed seafood (lobster, shrimp, crab meat, white fish)
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Fresno chile peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Cooking instructions:

  1. To create the sauce, heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Stir in the chiles, garlic and onions. Stir for 5 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pour in the sherry. Continue cooking until the sauce has reduced by half.
  2. Stir tomatoes and oregano into the sauce, then cover until tomatoes burst open (10-15 minutes). Stir in the parsley and basil, then remove from heat.
  3. To cook the pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pat the seafood dry then sprinkle it with Old Bay, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat, then cook the seafood in the oil until heated through.
  5. Use the vermouth to deglaze the pan and scrape the brown pieces from the bottom.
  6. Cook the pasta to al dente and drain. Toss the sauce with the pasta and fold in the seafood.
  7. Serve with your favorite green salad and fresh bread.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Center for all of your RV needs when you’re out traveling this February.

January Events in North Dakota


Make plans to get out this January and enjoy some of the area events. You can get out of the house to attend a gala or even go ice fishing. Since these events are in the area, there’s no reason to get the RV ready; however, if you want to make a multi-day event of ice fishing, including the tournament, you may want to start thinking about getting the RV ready.

Denim & Diamonds Gala

The Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th Street SW in Jamestown will be hosting the Denim and Diamonds Gala on January 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, dinner, a live auction and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit Make a Wish ND and the ATV safety programs for North Dakota. For more information call (701) 269-1815.

Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament

On January 30, 2016, head over to Six Mile Bay, Devils Lake for the DLVFD Ice Fishing tournament. This tournament started selling tickets in October – there are 18,000 sold. Over 4,000 anglers will be on the ice to compete for the great prizes. The tournament runs from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information visit

North of Normal Frostival

From January 29 through January 31, 2016, enjoy the North of Normal Frostival at 2001 44th Street S. in Fargo. Enjoy three days of outdoor events including cross country skiing, snow golf, skating and other family-friendly events. Hours are from 1:30 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 6:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call (701) 282-3653 or visit

Visit Capital R.V. Centers, Inc.

Be sure to stop by our showroom at Capital R.V. Centers, Inc. to walk through the many floor plans we have available if you are in the market for a new RV. If you are keeping your current RV, give our service department a call to set up an appointment before you head out for your first RV trip.

December Events in North Dakota


December is a main month of the year for events especially those with plenty of holiday cheer.. This year, take advantage of the many fun filled happenings going on around the state in the comfort of a RV. Travel from city to city enjoying the decorated trees, festive parades, sparkling lights, and joyful singing with your multi-wheeled on-the-road travel companion.

Give yourself a present this year. At Capital RV Center. We have it all from new and used recreational vehicles to parts, service and financing. Come take a look at our inventory and put your choice of RV on your holiday wish list. With a new ride, you can enjoy the many events going on across the state in December.


Holiday Lights at Lindenwood – Running through December 31, enjoy the festive atmosphere as you drive through Lindenwood Park amid a dazzling light display.

Devil’s Lake

Free Family Christmas at Lake Region Heritage Center – The museum will light up the night with holiday lights and a display of 75 figurines dedicated to the holiday. The exhibit runs through December 26.


Light Up Walhalla – Enjoy the winter coolness with hot cocoa an caroling while looking at the Christmas lights displayed throughout the city. The display keeps the holidays bright through January 3.


Missouri Valley Gold by Greg Walter Exhibit – Running through January 16, this artist’s work celebrates the Missouri Valley landscape through light and color. The exhibit can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arts Center.


New Year Celebration – Don your party hat for the New Year Celebration at the Holiday Inn Riverside from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring a Great Gatsby Theme and plenty of music by guest DJs.

Grand Forks

Ultimate Diva Expo for Winter scheduled for December 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features 80 vendors with new gift items.

Get your travel sleigh bells ringing before the year runs out. Call us at our Bismarck or Minot location so you can plan for an extra happy holiday season.

November Events in North Dakota


Fall is in full swing and since all roads lead to somewhere, it’s time to get out and about and enjoy some November events taking place around the state. Packing up the RV for a leisurely trip is the way to go with all the comforts of home riding along with you.

At Capital RV Center, we understand the importance of safe, secure, convenient, and comfortable travel options, and we have the inventory to please the populace with travel trailers, fifth wheels, motor homes, and more. We also offer service at our centers, so we have you covered from the get-go.

Grand Forks – Lions Christmas in the Park 2015 will get you in the holiday spirit with a drive through Lincoln Drive Park. You can enjoy this as many times as you like from now until December 31. The drive is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with a cost of $5 per car. The Lions Club will use the proceeds for worthwhile charities.

Fargo – Enjoy the twinkle and sparkle of the Holiday Lights at the Lindenwood event scheduled from November 27 through December 31. Take the drive along Roger Maris Drive to see the night light up with colorful light displays.

Minot – See your favorite craft items as well as new handcrafted goods at The Big One Art & Craft Fair on Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7. The event takes place at the North Dakota State Fair Center and features artists, bakers and crafters. Items include pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, floral arrangements plus tasty jams, jellies, candies, breads and more.

Mandan – Throughout the city on November 28, the holiday spirit is in full form, with Santa and Mrs Claus arriving at 11 a.m. at the Harvest Grill. The day is filled with hayrides, caroling, candy for the kids, hot dogs, and shopping deals.

Get in the holiday spirit and head into the holidays with the recreational vehicle of your choice. Call us or use our online form and we’ll set up a time to visit and peruse the many quality RVs we have available.