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Families pack Bonanzaville for annual 4th of July celebration

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West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - People across the nation are celebrating the 4th of July today.

And in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Bonanzaville is hosting its 2nd annual celebration.

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There is expected to be over 2,500 people celebrating the 4th of July at Bonanzaville today.

Bob Norwig: "It was a fun place to be and we found a little something to eat and now we're just looking at the things to see here."

There were inflatable games, and a dunk tank. Along with some old-fashion games, like potato sack races and a historical figure scavenger hunt.

Emily Wehlander/ Bonanzaville Interim Director: "History is kind of dieing off and we want to make it fun again."

There is something for the whole family.

2 food vendors on site were serving up everything from hot dogs, chili dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches to dip dots and lamb gyros for picnic style celebration.

Wehlander: "It's 4th of July. You gotta have the outdoor picnic out here. It's perfect."

While eating, visitors also got to enjoy some music by the band Pickin' on Rosie.

Later tonight, Bonanzaville will have a 15 to 18 minute fireworks show ending a spectacular 4th of July celebration.

Wehlander: "We've got a great show planned. It's going to be twice as big as last year.

The show begins at dusk around 10 o'clock tonight. People looking to watch are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and camp out in one of two Bonanzaville parking lots.

The doors are open until 8 tonight.

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