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BBQ Against Bullying

Fri, July 10, 5:30 p.m - 8 p.m.

Pride Center, 1105 First Ave. S, Fargo

Support five local high school students fighting to stop bullying in a positive way this Friday. For just $5, people can enjoy either a hamburger or hot dog, chips, pop and an ice cream treat. The Fargo North High youths are raising money to fund their trip to Los Angeles to attend the award ceremony as finalists for their anti-bullying video, "Paper Hearts." The Great American NO BULL Challenge Video Awards selected the video as one of the top 16 NO BULL nominees. For more information, please visit

Detroit Mountain Summer Grand Opening

Sat, July 11, 10 a.m.

Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Detroit Mountain is giving tourists and residents a whole new reason to get out and enjoy our lakes region. While the mountain has been hosting winter activities such as snowboarding, skiing and tubing since 2014, all new biking and hiking trails are now completed for all ages to enjoy. The grand opening this Saturday will feature a meet and greet with mountain biking legend Gary Fisher, who will also host a group ride. Rentals of a variety of bikes for all ages will be available. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase. For more information, visit

Streets Alive!

Sun, July 12, 12 to 5 p.m.

Downtown, 4141 28th Ave S, Fargo

Come over to downtown Fargo and Moorhead to be a part of Streets Alive! Along with running, walking, biking and rollerblading, there will be a chance to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest bunny hop at 3 p.m. Three miles of city streets will be closed to vehicles for this special event. So bring your family to Streets Alive to enjoy the fun and free open-street festival. For more info, visit

The Melvins

Sun, July 12, 9 p.m.

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo

The Melvins have been around since 1983 are known as the Godfathers of Grunge having melded metal and punk for a sound that influenced everyone from Nirvana to Soundgarden. Frontman King Buzzo recently made headlines for saying the Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” is full of lies about his longtime friend. Sunday they make only their third appearance in Fargo-Moorhead and last time they sold it out. Sunday’s show will also feature Jeff Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers on bass. Tickets are avaiable at

Concerts in the Garden: William Elliott Whitmore

Tues, July 14, 6 p.m.

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

William Elliott Whitmore is punk-rock Americana singer-songwriter from Iowa. He performed to an enthusiastic crowd in Moorhead last year at the Roots on the Red music festival and will return to our area this Tuesday for a Concert in the Garden hosted by the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. Tickets are $10 and all ages are welcome.


Wed, July 15 to Sat, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sun, July 19, 1 p.m.

Roland Dille Center for the Arts, 801 13th St S, Moorhead

Don’t miss an opportunity to see generation-defining dance numbers and lively new songs along with a message of overcoming personal differences in “Footloose,” a stage musical performed at MSUM. The play is produced by Gooseberry Park Players, which provides a free summer theatre program for young people. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 55 and older, and $10 for students K-12.

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