Williston will host its 6th annual Chokecherry Festival starting Friday in Harmon Park at Main Street and 11th Street West.

The chokecherry became North Dakota’s state fruit in March of 2007. Since then, citizens of North Dakota and especially those in Williston gather in celebration.

This year will kick start its events Friday at 4 p.m. with an appreciation supper from Nemont serving burgers until 7 p.m. Following the burgers will be the American State Bank ice cream social at 4 p.m, where people can enjoy ice cream drizzled in chokecherry syrup.

There will also be a back to school- themed fashion revue at 5:30 p.m., a concert at 6 p.m and salsa dancing with Salsabrosa from Minneapolis. Vendors will also be set up throughout the day from 4-7 p.m.

Saturday will feature a free pancake breakfast with chokecherry syrup from 7-10 a.m. before the chokecherry 5k run at 9 a.m. Following the run will be a youth parade with grand marshals, and the chokecherry kids.

Vendors will be setting up again for the day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

More information about the schedule of events can be found at: www.visitwilliston.com/calendar.