MOUNTAIN, North Dakota — The small northeastern North Dakota town of Mountain is holding its annual Icelandic heritage celebration this weekend.
The 115th Deuce of August festival is expected to attract a few thousand visitors. Guests are to include Iceland's minister for foreign affairs, consul general and ambassador to the U.S.
Activities include a parade, dances, fireworks, a car show, a fish fry, an art show and a tractor pull.
The event focuses on the area's Icelandic history and culture. It commemorates the day in 1874 when a new constitution was introduced for Iceland's independence from Denmark. Organizers say it's the oldest ethnic festival in North Dakota.