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​Last Day: Fargo Food Truck Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 18th, 2017

Sunday, August 20, noon-5pm

ND Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave N, Fargo

Food trucks from Fargo-Moorhead and all over the Upper Midwest. Soft drinks, alcohol, prize giveaways, kids jumpy gym, craft vendors, live band, live radio broadcast. Will Steve Heiland, our favorite mexitruck, be there? We hope so.

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Kwaician Traylor & Jaeden Schaan w/ The Knotties

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 18th, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 6pm doors, 7pm show

Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N

Kwaician Traylor and Jaeden Schaan co-headline with The Knotties opening. Two Fargo-based singer songwriters and a blues rock band lighting up the finest stage in F-M. Canudiggit? All ages, $15 + fees. 701-239-8385

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​Democratic-NPL Summerfest Picnic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 5:30pm

Rheault Farm, 2902 25th Ave S, Fargo

Politicians and party officials speak. State Sen. Merrill Piepkorn (D-Fargo) provides music and entertainment. Bratwurst, burgers, salads and desserts provided. Free will donation $20. Community event, everyone welcome, Merrill’s nephew won’t be there. 

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​WDAY Honor Flight Fundraiser

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 9am-10pm

Moorhead Dairy Queen, 24 8th St S, Moorhead

Such a huge hit last year that Troy and Diane wanted to continue. Moorhead Dairy Queen will donate half of their total sales on Thursday to the Honor Flight, an effort to send the area’s veterans, free of charge, to Washington DC to see their memorials.

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​PGI Fireworks: last night

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2017

Friday, August 11, gates open 6pm, show at dusk

Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Kaleidoscope of Fire, one of the largest fireworks shows in the world: the last night of fireworks, a sure sign of the beginning of the end of summer. If it rains, show will take place the next night, Saturday the 12th. Tickets $20 & $65. Parking: at RRVF, $5; at Scheels Soccer Complex, $10.

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​Charism—Over the Edge

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2017

Friday, August 11, 9am-3pm

The Black Building, 118 Broadway N Ste 402

Rappel down the Black Building to support Charism’s after-school tutoring and grocery assistance programs. Register, get your fundraising page, achieve your goal and secure one of the 100 places on top of the Black Building. $50 reg fee; 701-356-0262; charism.org/ote

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​ChalkFest

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 12-7pm

Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

The largest FREE art making event in Fargo Moorhead. Attendees not only get free admission to the zoo they’re also invited to draw. Meet local artists, learn about local arts organizations, and meet Chelsie Liberati ChalkFest artist in residence.

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​Joes for GI’s Charity

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 11am-1pm

Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave N

Signature event for Operation Salute Our Service Members. Lunch consists of a Sloppy Joe, Chips, Cookie and Water for a $5 donation, complimentary admission to the Fargo Air Museum. Benefits local military support groups. 701-293-8043

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Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30 PM

Bluestem Ampitheatre, 801 50th Ave S Moorhead

Grammy award winning rock and roll legends Pat Benatat, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield hit the stage at Bluestem for your listening pleasure. Benatar with with such as “We Belong,” “Hit me with your best shot,” and “Love is a battlefield.” Handsome and talented Rick Springfield best known for “Jessie’s Girl,” continues to dazzle audiences with his expert guitar riffs. 

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​West Fargo Family Paint Nite

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 6-8pm 

Shadow Wood Park Gazebo, 3545 4th St E 

A fun back-to-school Paint Night! Jolene will supervise a fabulous piece of artwork, “All You Need is Love.” $35 per family or other cash-bearing sentient beings. Registration required as space is limited! 218-280-7277; beis0011@gmail.com 

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