high season: June to September
low season: December to March
shoulder season: April to May, October to November
Weather InformationSummers are warm with low humidity and temperatures in the 80s. Precipitation varies throughout the state, and there are occasional thundershowers from April through September. Winters may bring heavy snowfall and temperatures averaging in the teens. Spring and fall offer moderate temperatures.
Crowd InformationSeveral major events including the North Dakota Fair in mid-July, the Mandan Rodeo Days from July 1 though 3, United Tribes International Pow Wow in early September, and Norsk Hostfest in mid-October attract large crowds.
Closure InformationMost hotels, restaurants, and sites remain open year-round. The Medora Musical is a seasonal event on stage from late May through early September. Many other outdoor recreational activities have seasonal hours of operation.
When to SaveAlthough North Dakota is an affordable destination throughout the year, prices are lower during shoulder and low seasons.
When to BookBook early to ensure the best choice of accommodations. Purchase tickets for the Medora Musical and reserve tee-times at popular golf courses in advance.
Information provided by the North Dakota Tourism Division