Bonanzaville changing things up for July 4th celebration, bringing back Murder Mystery events

Photo by: Bonanzaville - Facebook
Photo by: Bonanzaville - Facebook

(West Fargo, ND) -- A few big announcements involving a key gem in the West Fargo community have been announced.

Bonanzaville is making some changes to its annual Fourth of July celebration. Executive Director Beth Jansen tells WDAY Radio that the site will become a "backdrop for old-fashioned carnival fun" this year. The July 4th festivities will include new Carnival Themed games from Games Galore, Pony rides for the kids all day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, New bingo tent, food vendors, and more. Old-time favorites like the 2 p.m. parade, Red River Valley Trivia, Kiddie train rides, and historical demos will continue. Special pricing has also been announced, including kids $5.00, adults $10.00 and a $25.00 family rate, kids 5 and under and military/Veterans are always free.   

Fireworks will also be shot off at dusk. Tickets are $10.00 per vehicle, all the proceeds going to preserving history at Bonanzaville.

Also, Jansen says the case of 'who dunnit' out at Bonanzaville is returning. The historic pioneer village will play host to three nights of murder mystery events on June 24th, July 15th & 29th.

"A new partnership with FMCT promises to be an amazing addition to an already unique experience," said Jansen. "Guests at the event will enjoy cocktails and snacks at the Brass Rail Saloon before moving out into the village to search for clues and help solve the murder of Mr. Cease esquire."

Advance registration is required, and tickets are $50 per person. You can call (701) 282-2822 or go online here to reserve your spot today.