Downtown Wing Ding

There’s going to be a big blowout in downtown Minot, but it’s not for the 4th of July holiday and there probably won’t be much by way of explosion or controversy. The Minot Downtown Business and Professional Association will be holding a Wing Ding event, or in other words, a street dance, in downtown Minot and they’re hoping it’s a real “wing dinger.”

The Wing Ding is the association’s newest event, according to Denise Lindbo, member of the Minot Downtown Business and Professional Association, and will be held on Friday, July 11, on Main Street. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the dance will last until midnight or 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10 per person and people must be 21 and over to attend since alcohol will be served.

Lindbo said one block of Main Street, south of Central Avenue, will be closed off for the Wing Ding. Food vendors will be selling hot wings and other summer fare, she added. People attending the Wing Ding are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and enjoy the food and music. The local band Frankly Scarlett will be the featured source of music at the Wing Ding. Lindbo said they play a mix of some country, hard rock and hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

“People love street dances,” Lindbo said. People kept asking about them and when there would be another, she added, so the association decided to hold a street dance. Plus, the City of Minot works well with the association in helping them hold the event, Lindbo said. “The more activities we can have downtown, the better,” she continued.

There was a street dance last year after the Festival on Main, Lindbo said, and about a thousand people attended the dance. “People just enjoy them. It’s a good way to enjoy the summer and downtown,” she added.

Lindbo also encourages people to check out downtown Minot and see what they have to offer. “There are a lot of new stores and changes and they’re progressing on the parking ramp,” she added. “Downtown Minot is ever-changing.”