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Best Bets 7-30-15 to 8-6-15

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Blue Moon

Thu, July 30 to Sun, Aug. 2

Pure Bliss Ranch, 2072 310th St, Waubun, MN

Pack the tent and get the firewood to spend the weekend at Pure Bliss Ranch campgrounds, connect with nature and enjoy good music. Bands such as Kid-O, SLiM and Eddy Franco will play late into Friday night. JAED, Spundose, Eon, jolt and many more will echo through Saturday night. There’s a $40 entrance fee at the gate on Thursday, $30 on Friday for the weekend and $25 day passes available on Saturday.


July 31 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 6 to 8, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.

Sheyenne High School, 800 40th Avenue East, West Fargo

Rent, a four-time Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, will be performed for a limited time in West Fargo. The musical, put on by the West Fargo Summer Art Intensive, follows a group of young aspiring artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS at the end of the 20th century. The play is rated PG-13 for mature themes and languages. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. For more info, please visit

Rise Above Seizures Walk

Sat, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.

Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Celebrate a loved one by walking to raise awareness to support people with epilepsy. Make a change by donating to a team or by participating with friends, family and coworkers to raise funds toward programs and services for the 60,000 people in our community with epilepsy. Check in starts at 9 a.m. Visit for more info.

Diamond Rio

Fri, July 31, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo

Diamond Rio, originally from Nashville, has won four Country Music Association awards as well as two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and 14 Grammy nominations. The band is also highly regarded in the gospel genre. “Meet in the Middle” was its first single in 1991 and the band continued to produce 32 more singles, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Beautiful Mess” and “One More Day.” Reserved seating is $49.50 and doors open at 7 p.m. For more info, visit

Ice Cream Social

Thu, Aug. 6, 5 to 8 p.m.

Eighth Street and Main Ave, Fargo

Join the businesses of Eighth Street at this family-friendly event that includes a photo booth, temporary tattoos, face painting, food and, of course, ice cream treats by Nichole’s Fine Pastry. There will be sidewalk sales, balloon animals, chalk art, games and more. Beat the summer heat with some soft serve and family fun.

ChalkFest 2015

Thu, Aug. 6, 1 to 8 p.m.

The Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Presented by The Arts Partnership, ChalkFest 2015 is the biggest free art-making event in Fargo. From 1 to 4 p.m., kids can play with chalk, watch zoo demonstrations, enjoy bubble making, engage in kids yoga and have fun with caricatures drawn by AliKat Studios. From 4 to 8 p.m., local food vendors like Deb Jenkins, Gigi’s Ice Lollies and Blackbird Pizza will be available. In addition, Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra and Bunyan Land Beach Band will provide live music. For more information visit

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