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​HoDo celebrates 15 years with Dale Days

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Culture | August 15th, 2018

Photograph provided by the HoDoThe Hotel Donaldson, or the HoDO for those whom are familiar, has been a mainstay (no pun intended) of the downtown area now for the last 15 years. In celebration, Dale Days this year is going to be focusing on giving back to the community and celebrating the community that helped to provide its success and stability for the many years they have been operating.

The celebration so named “Dale Days” has been titled such since the first anniversary of the thriving downtown business, because when customers thought of the HoDo, they instantly thought of Dale and how he made you feel when you entered the door.

Dale was an amazing, Hawaiian shirt laden man, and a large contributor to the original mission of the HoDo. To many he was the “face of the HoDo.” As the HoDo opened Dale was as much of a fixture as the furniture and the artwork on the walls. Dale passed away in 2015, and we have been remembering and celebrating him every year since then.

The HoDo provides a great space for regional art by hosting art shows and exhibitions. This year’s Exposure 2.0 featuring twenty local photographers was just one of the many art related showings in the past year that was supported by their amazing management and staff. Each one of their rooms is also dedicated to a local artist and gives a venue to those who may not be seen regularly.

The HoDo kitchen staff will be preparing “Throwback Specials” these include previously served menu items that customers must have requesting for a comeback. For lunch these include the Hummus Plate, The HoDo Rueben, and a Mini Dessert Flight. For dinner they will be offering Bison meatballs, Surf n’ Turf and the Mini Dessert Flight.

For Dale Days this year there will be three days of celebrations starting on Thursday the 16th of August. Events during the day include, a local street artist creating live. HoDo “Throwback Specials.” Which include traditional guest favorites, and tours at 3pm and 4pm. In the evening, entertainment will be provided by “Dead Horses.” And the nightly menu of specials will be served.

On Friday the 17th , the celebration will start during the day again with a live street artist, lunch specials and tours at 3 and 4 p.m. In the evening, “Heavy is the Head’ will play and the dinner specials will continue.

Saturday is “HoDo Kids Day.” This will include a live street artist and then from 11am – 1am Kid’s day will kick off! For only five dollars for an individual or ten dollars for the family a child or children can play with sidewalk chalk, make t-shirts, get airbrush tattoos and work on a collaborative canvas. Kids also eat free with the purchase of adult entrée. In the evening music will be played by “The Jessica Venes & Conor Lee Duo with Friends,” and the dinner specials will persist for the customers enjoyment.

Dale Days at the HoDo is surely going to be an enjoyable event. Any support that the community can give to this establishment has and will be given back tenfold in the past and future. Downtown Fargo would not be what it is today if it weren’t for Karen, Dale and the entire crew at the Hotel Donaldson. 

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