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Williston CVB

Williston CVB Maps, visitor guides, ND products and all the good inside info. The Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (CVB), is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 to develop and promote the booking of conventions, trade shows and like meetings, athletic and sporting events, bus and motor coach stops, and sales and promotional events in Williston, North Dakota, and Northwest North Dakota.

The Williston CVB is run by a board of directors composed from hospitality businesses in Williston area, attractions and community members. The CVB is funded by charitable gaming, lodging tax and fundraising efforts.

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The grandparents of the monarch butterflies you will see this summer are starting their migration north this month!Did y...
02/24/2022

The grandparents of the monarch butterflies you will see this summer are starting their migration north this month!

Did you know monarch butterfly reproduction is dependent upon plants from the milkweed family? These are the ONLY plants monarch caterpillars will eat. Western monarch populations have declined by approximately 99% over the last 40 years, in part due to their finicky eating habits.

You can help by planting milkweed plants. Even one in a pot on an apartment balcony can help! See this link for ideas and resources on planting a pollinator trail or garden: https://gf.nd.gov/pollinators/gardens

And click on the map below for the full article about monarch migration on the ND Game & Fish site.

It is still a wee bit chilly here in North Dakota. But spring is coming, and monarch butterflies are just beginning their annual migration from their overwintering grounds in Mexico's oyamel fir forests to North Dakota and beyond. This migration will encompass 3 countries and 5 generations of monarchs. Learn more about this amazing butterfly at https://gf.nd.gov/pollinators/monarchs.

Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide If I Were Mayor essay contest for 3rd and 7th grader...
02/24/2022

Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide If I Were Mayor essay contest for 3rd and 7th graders in North Dakota schools or home schools.

This contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022.

Click the link below to find out how to submit your essay!

https://cityofwilliston.com/news_detail_T18_R1214.php

The Williston Sport & Rec Show is only a month away! We are ready to tour RVs and admire new spas and ATVs. Bring on spr...
02/18/2022

The Williston Sport & Rec Show is only a month away! We are ready to tour RVs and admire new spas and ATVs. Bring on spring!

We have a handful of vendor spaces still available. Call or message if you would like to put your name on one. 701-774-9041.

We still have a handful of vendor spots available! Call or message us for vendor information. We are excited to host another Sport & Rec Show, and are looking forward to kicking off spring with this Williston tradition.

We can't wait for Band Day! Follow the Band Day page for updates as we put them out. #letsrumble #kansascityrumble
02/18/2022

We can't wait for Band Day! Follow the Band Day page for updates as we put them out.

#letsrumble
#kansascityrumble

Guess who is coming to town in May? We can't wait to see what this midwest NFL drumline can do. And to show them around our corner of North Dakota. ❤️

#letsrumble
#kansascityrumble

02/17/2022

Fun Fact: on this day in 2007, North Dakota broke the Guinness World Records for the most snow angels made simultaneously. The record is 8,962! #BeNDLegendary

Bourbon lovers: your evening is here. Click through the link below for ticket information about this upcoming Williston ...
02/16/2022

Bourbon lovers: your evening is here.

Click through the link below for ticket information about this upcoming Williston Downtowners Association event:

https://bit.ly/3sNCMAN

Find it at Fort Union Trading Post:"Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade."Inspired by an exhibit of artifact...
02/15/2022

Find it at Fort Union Trading Post:

"Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade."

Inspired by an exhibit of artifacts from the fur trade of the 1700s, this fascinating and attractive catalog retells the story of North America’s earliest industry as a cross-cultural encounter. Everyone who participated in the fur trade was changed by it–from the ironworkers of England to the Native women who incorporated beads into their artistry. A series of essays accompany photos of tools, clothing, and trade items as well as eighteenth-century paintings and drawings, some in color.

Make the short trip out to the trading post SW of Williston or order your copy at https://www.fortuniontp.org/.../where-two-worlds-meet-the...

Happy first day of winter!
Ice fishing has been a popular sport for as long as fishing has been a means of procuring food and lakes have frozen over.
This image of an engraving, "Spearing Fish in Winter, " by Charles E. Wagstaff and Joseph Andrews from a watercolor by Seth Eastman, is one image of hundreds found in "Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade."
Inspired by an exhibit of artifacts from the fur trade of the 1700s, this fascinating and attractive catalog retells the story of North America’s earliest industry as a cross-cultural encounter. By focusing on the ways an early capitalist enterprise adapted to the demands and assumptions of Native people, it restores balance to the account. Everyone who participated in the fur trade was changed by it–from the ironworkers of England to the Native women who incorporated beads into their artistry. A series of essays accompany photos of tools, clothing, and trade items as well as eighteenth-century paintings and drawings, some in color.
Order your copy at https://www.fortuniontp.org/product-page/where-two-worlds-meet-the-great-lakes-fur-trade-by-carolyn-gilman
#fortuniontp #ftuniontradingpost #fortuniontradingpost #ftuniontpnhs #furtrade #history #museum #greatlakes

Join Entertainment, Inc! for their production of "What’s Love?" this weekend! They are sold out tonight (Friday) but sti...
02/11/2022

Join Entertainment, Inc! for their production of "What’s Love?" this weekend! They are sold out tonight (Friday) but still have tickets for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

This series of 3 one-act plays includes dessert, served at one of the intermissions. Seating for this event will be at tables rather than auditorium seating. There will be a cash bar on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

To purchase tickets over the phone, please call the Box Office at (701) 577-3179 or visit the website at https://www.entertainmentinc.org/Tickets. They are going fast! If you would like to enjoy this dessert theater event, get your tickets asap.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 4th for our next production, What's Love? Seating will be at tables rather than auditorium seating and the Tix seating chart reflects this change.

There will be a cash bar on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. In addition to our performance, we will be providing a special Valentine's Day dessert to go along with your ticket thanks to a generous donation from Red Rock Ford.

Whether you are spending Valentine's weekend with a significant other, friends, or treating yourself, we look forward to spoiling you with entertainment and sweet treats!

As spring approaches, North Dakota residents gear up for warm weather. We love to be outside and be active! Check out th...
02/09/2022

As spring approaches, North Dakota residents gear up for warm weather. We love to be outside and be active! Check out the upcoming events and programs offered by Williston Parks and get registered!

Don't miss out on all of the upcoming programs and events! Spots filling fast!

Do you have formal gowns you’d like to give another life? Tomorrow and next Friday/Saturday, you can drop your clean dre...
02/05/2022

Do you have formal gowns you’d like to give another life? Tomorrow and next Friday/Saturday, you can drop your clean dress off at the pop up shop downtown (old Hallmark store next to Castle Framing) with how much you’d like to sell it for minus a small consignment fee. People are encouraged to stop at this supervised formal exchange, shop and find their perfect formal! A selection of new wedding gowns is also available. Stop by 10a-4p tomorrow (2/5) or call 580-7846 with questions and to get all the details on submitting your gown for consignment sale.

Address is 311 Main St in downtown Williston.

When dirt roads freeze and are covered in snow, a new surface is born- snirt. We found a great article covering the bene...
01/31/2022
Winter Cycling: Snirt Road Riding — Tekne Cycling

When dirt roads freeze and are covered in snow, a new surface is born- snirt. We found a great article covering the benefits of natural light and winter exercise on your bike. There are a few specific things about riding on snirt roads that make it great:

Traction on snirt roads tends to range from excellent to pretty good with the odd icy patch. Grip tends to be about the same as dirt road riding where you’ll see hard packed to loose and everything in between.

Snirt road surfaces are far smoother than the same road is the rest of the year, so you don’t get bounced around.

Snirt roads have far less traffic on them than primary, paved roads.

Fenders are not required. In fact, they are detrimental on humid snow, which gets picked up and catches on the fenders, spraying the bike with snirt slurry.

Snirt road riding gives you an opportunity to explore roads you might not try in the other seasons.

Snirt road riding can help you smooth out your pedaling technique, because sometimes climbs are slippery.

Read the full article by clicking on the photo/link below!

What is snirt? Some readers might have seen the term ‘snirt’ being thrown around on FaceBook, Strava, Instagram, and CNN. But what is it? Is it computer lingo? Is it some sort of marshmallow treat? Or is it a manner of blasting phlegm from your face? It’s none of these. ‘Snirt’ is a wombo,...

We want to know what Williston or Williams County restaurant makes your favorite dessert AND what it is! Use the comment...
01/26/2022

We want to know what Williston or Williams County restaurant makes your favorite dessert AND what it is! Use the comment section to post pictures and/or tell us why you love it.

We will draw from the comments on Monday, January 31 for a $25 gift card! We plan to use your comments to feature some of our local dessert masterpieces in our 2023 Visitors Guide.

We went to Courthouse Cafe to get some photos of these beauties this morning. One is a triple layer chocolate cake and the other is double layer strawberry. We know there are many other restaurants that make some great desserts! Tell us what they are.

PS- January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day. So you may as well order a slice. 🍰

We love this! Check out “Blind Date with a Book” at Books on Broadway. What a wonderful way to break out of the genre yo...
01/21/2022

We love this! Check out “Blind Date with a Book” at Books on Broadway. What a wonderful way to break out of the genre you’re used to and pick up something you might have otherwise never known was a great read. ❤️

While you are there, try their coffee shop, too. You won’t be sorry.

Did you know Lewis & Clark State Park expanded their rental offerings to snow shoes? Experience the park in a whole new ...
01/20/2022

Did you know Lewis & Clark State Park expanded their rental offerings to snow shoes? Experience the park in a whole new way this winter!

❄️SLOW DOWN AND EXPERIENCE WINTER ❄️
Lewis & Clark State Park has an exciting new way to explore our trails.
We have SNOWSHOES!
Available NOW at the Trader's Bay Visitor Center.

Construction on the four-laning project on US Highway 85 is expected to resume in 2023. Right of Way acquisition has sta...
01/14/2022

Construction on the four-laning project on US Highway 85 is expected to resume in 2023. Right of Way acquisition has started and should be complete sometime in the summer of 2022! See this week's Williston Wire from Williston Economic Development for details: https://conta.cc/3Ka72h0

History buffs! Fort Union Trading Post is more than a place to visit. Check out the gift shop and book store for all kin...
01/12/2022
Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota | Fort Union

History buffs! Fort Union Trading Post is more than a place to visit. Check out the gift shop and book store for all kinds of regional history including this one, featured in their product spotlight. This is a great way to plan short road trips for spring and summer.

Published in 2018 by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota covers the archaeology of what is now North Dakota. The story begins with a group of people who stored stone tools near Beach 13,500 years ago and examines the archaeological record until 1880.Th...

The Sport & Rec Show is March 18-20- only a couple months away! The show is looking for a great food vendor to feed hung...
01/10/2022

The Sport & Rec Show is March 18-20- only a couple months away! The show is looking for a great food vendor to feed hungry patrons and other vendors, staff and volunteers. Click through to the Sport & Rec Show page for more details or message us if you have questions!

We are looking for a great vendor to feed all the hungry Sport & Rec Show guests, vendors and staff! This unique vendor space is right in the middle of the action on the first floor and includes cooler space and kitchen equipment. Feel free to get in touch with questions! Comment, DM or call 701-774-9041. If you are interested, check out all the details here:

https://www.visitwilliston.com/calendar/2022WillistonSportRecreationShow/

It's hard to believe that the Sport & Rec Show is only a couple months away! We will be looking at the start of some spr...
01/06/2022

It's hard to believe that the Sport & Rec Show is only a couple months away! We will be looking at the start of some spring weather and watching for open water and prairie crocus by then.

General registration for ALL vendors is now open at the Sport & Rec Show. Get in touch for an information packet and to choose your spot.

Information packets and contracts are available for potential vendors at the 2022 Sport & Recreation Show on March 18-20! Message, comment or call 701-774-9041 for yours.

The Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive could use a few helpers on Friday and Saturday to assist in putting out and pi...
12/30/2021

The Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive could use a few helpers on Friday and Saturday to assist in putting out and picking up luminaries! Bundle up and come take a walk around the park.

Staff will be putting them out the afternoon of December 31 and picking them back up in the morning on January 1.

Call, comment or DM if you can help! 701-774-9041.

We are looking for a few more hands to help put out luminaries on the afternoon of December 31 and help pick them up in the morning on January 1!

Come take a walk with us! Our staff will be putting out and picking up the luminaries and we know it goes a lot smoother and faster with 1-2 more people for both days. If you would like to join us in making the park pop with extra color for New Year's Eve, get in touch! We would absolutely LOVE the help. It usually takes about an hour or less.

The Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive requires hundreds of volunteers every year! Due to double digit negative temps...
12/29/2021

The Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive requires hundreds of volunteers every year! Due to double digit negative temps, we are giving some of them a break this week. Fireworks have been rescheduled to January 1.

Read about it here: https://www.visitwilliston.com/news/LightsDriveExtendedFireworksMovedtoJanuary1/

The Lights Drive requires hundreds of volunteers every year! Due to double digit negative temps, we are giving some of them a break this week. Fireworks have been rescheduled to January 1. Read about it here: https://www.visitwilliston.com/news/LightsDriveExtendedFireworksMovedtoJanuary1/

Haven't had time to go to the Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive yet? Tonight only (12/28) it is FREE thanks to our g...
12/28/2021

Haven't had time to go to the Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive yet? Tonight only (12/28) it is FREE thanks to our gate night sponsor, Triangle Electric. See you at the lights drive!

Triangle Electric, our gate sponsor for the night, has generously offered to host a free car night! If you are visiting the Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive TONIGHT (12/28), your visit is paid for. If you haven't come through the lights drive yet, what are you waiting for?

Where is your spirit cookie home? And who knew Christmas Cookie ice cream was a thing?
12/28/2021

Where is your spirit cookie home? And who knew Christmas Cookie ice cream was a thing?

Make the short trip out to Lewis & Clark State Park this winter for some sledding!
12/27/2021

Make the short trip out to Lewis & Clark State Park this winter for some sledding!

The Spring Lake Park Elf on the Shelf has had a hard tour this year. It is your final night to see him at the Lights Dri...
12/26/2021

The Spring Lake Park Elf on the Shelf has had a hard tour this year. It is your final night to see him at the Lights Drive before he heads home to the North Pole along with all his regular sized elf friends.

There is an Activity Night this evening at the Lights Drive to find all of them. Check out the details on the Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive page or visit the park to get your game card and directions. The Lights Drive is open 5:30-9:30p every night through Dec 31. Entry is $5 cash per vehicle.

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Williston, ND
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Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

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Have you been out to the Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive hosted by Williston CVB? If not, load up the family and go check out the lights. The WSC display is not too far from the entrance!🎄 #WSC #willistonstatecollege #williston #willistonnd #christmas #tetonsinthecommunity #wherethepeoplemakethedifference
Someone tried to ride off with an elf-sized present this afternoon! 🎁 Thankfully, Bill didn't make it too far. 🙃😅 If you are looking for presents, we recommend checking out the Williston Downtowners Association's Holiday Stroll tonight from 5-8pm!🎄There will be plenty of good deals including a pop-up shop from the Williston CVB next to Castle Framing! And keep an eye out 👀 for Christmas Pickles hidden around downtown. Find one and you will get to redeem a prize from the listed business! #elfontheshelf Williams County ND
The Williston CVB will have a pop-up shop downtown this Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 for the Williston Downtowners Association's Holiday Stroll! 🎄🎁 More details below! 👇
Check it out, Williston! 🤩 Mrs. Claus 🤶 and the Williams County ND Bookmobile 🚌 will be at the Williston CVB's Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights 🎄 Drive TONIGHT Thursday, December 9 from 5:30-9:30p handing out 1,000 FREE books for all ages! 📚 Entry to the park is $5 per car. For more information about the Holiday Lights Drive which runs through December 31st, please visit 👉 https://www.visitwilliston.com/calendar/2021SpringLakeParkHolidayLightsDrive/
🍁 this is the last week to complete our Fall Bingo! 🥾 Take an adventure with your family out to LCSP and surrounding community locations like Williston CVB Or Williams County ND! 🌟 thanks to Friends of Lewis & Clark State Park for sponsoring the grand prize!
🎄🎄Did you know that the Williston CVB released their Holiday Lights Drive line up? Remember this activity is part of the November LCSP bingo game! #communitycollaboration #NovemberBingo #lcspnd
I gotta admit, this place did give me (Mary) the creeps! Have you been there? Do you know its story?? Follow the links that accompany this youtube video. https://youtu.be/MMgR_nExHQ8 Williston CVB Experience North Dakota #BeNDLegendary #NorthDakota #BeautifulBadlandsND
If you've never been to this lift bridge, go! If you've been there, go again! And....that long, dark tunnel!!!!! Will you dare walk through it?? Go here: https://wp.me/p8zmWn-1nK Watford City, North Dakota Experience North Dakota #BeNDLegendary #CartwrightTunnel #FairviewLiftBridge #NorthDakota #BeautifulBadlandsND Williston CVB Sidney Chamber of Commerce
A fall hike in the Badlands on one of these trails (click) is much more comfortable than a July/August hike when it is blazing hot. We have hiked the Badlands in every conceivable weather situation, in every month of the year.But we've learned to be more prepared for a fall hike in the Badlands. These ideas are helpful. Print out the attached checklist below.... https://www.beautifulbadlandsnd.com/use-this-checklist-before-a-fall-hike-in-the-badlands/ Watford City, North Dakota Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau Experience North Dakota Williston CVB #BeNDLegendary #NorthDakota #badlands #BeautifulBadlandsND
Thank you for joining us downtown on Saturday for the Main Street Market! ☀ From a fire truck🚒 and a patrol car🚓 to Lego stations and goodies galore, the market had something for all ages! Missed out on Saturday? Don’t worry! The Williston Downtowners Association's market runs until Saturday, October 16 so you have additional opportunities! Shout out also to the following City of Williston departments for participating: - Williston Basin International Airport - XWA - Williston Community Library - Williston Police Department North Dakota - Williston Fire Department - Williston Public Works - Williston CVB
9 Very Best Places to Go for Ice Cream in the Beautiful Badlands! Find out here: https://www.beautifulbadlandsnd.com/9-very-best-places-to-go-for-ice-cream-in-the-beautiful-badlands/ Experience North Dakota Watford City, North Dakota Williston CVB Sidney Chamber of Commerce Williston CVB #icecream #northdakota #montana Visit Montana #badlands #BeautifulBadlandsND
Had a great day last weekend taking a group for the Williston CVB. These fellas were up for the #ChokecherryFestival and wanted to go fishing! The fish decided it wasn’t just going to be fishing, it was catching!