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​St. Patrick’s Parade

February 15th, 2024

Saturday, March 16

11 a.m.

Downtown Fargo

Wear something green and celebrate spring during Fargo-Moorhead’s premier parade. Thousands of spectators line the streets, so arrive early to snag a prime spot. This community celebration of Irish pride is celebrating 27 years of fun and it’s a whole vibe. Look for marching bands, decorated floats, prancing horses, movers and shakers waving from vehicles, festive bagpipes, community groups and local businesses. Don’t forget to bring a bag…

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​Black Jacket Symphony presents Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

February 15th, 2024

Thursday, March 7

8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre

314 North Broadway

Black Jacket Symphony has performed over 40 classic albums over the past decade. This time they will perform Pink FLoyd’s iconic album, “Dark Side of the Moon,” in its entirety. But that’s not all! They will also perform a special set of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits and feature a multimedia presentation of visual stimulation to sweeten the deal. They may be sporting black jackets, but feel free to show up in blue jeans or…

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​Bismarck Arts Bash

February 15th, 2024

Thursday, February 29

6 p.m.

North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

612 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck

Celebrate the arts in the Bismarck-Mandan community. There will be in-person painting demonstrations, a live auction, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and art activities for all attendees. Proceeds will benefit local arts non-profit organizations, including Arts for All, Bismarck Art and Galleries Association (BAGA), Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus, Central Dakota Children's Choir…

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​Jurassic Quest

February 15th, 2024

Friday, February 23-Sunday, February 25

Alerus Center

1200 South 42nd Street, Grand Forks

Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Attendees will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period and the Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to walk among dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest features over 80 life-size dinosaurs in its events. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each one was painstakingly replicated in every…

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​Games Remixed by Barker Bros. and Brewhalla

January 18th, 2024

Saturday, February 24

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Odditorium Stage at Brewhalla

1702 First Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102

Watch your favorite TV game shows come alive. Grab a numbered tear-away ticket and be a part of the raffle for an opportunity to participate in this classic interactive game show experience. If you hold the golden ticket, prepare to match wits with local celebrities, laugh with local comedians, and go for the gusto for a chance to win fabulous prizes.…

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​Fargo Crime-Con

January 18th, 2024

February 10-11

Fargo Ramada by Wyndham

3333 13th Ave. South, Fargo, ND 58103

For aficionados of true crime, this event features a range of guests, from FBI and police investigators to journalists, podcasters, independent investigators, psychics and paranormal experts and film, television and literary personalities, as well as vendors. Representatives from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women group and the Wetterling Foundation will be in attendance. Basic day passes start at…

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​Dinner And Conversation with Jo Ciceron and Dr. Jason Sole

January 18th, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 7-9 p.m.

Spirit Room, 111 Broadway North, Fargo, ND 58102

Come for an intimate evening of food, culture, and discussion with author, journalist, podcaster, and racial and mental health advocate Josette "Jo" Ciceron, host of the “Unapologetically Anxious Me Podcast.” She’s joined by her mentor and friend, Dr. Jason Sole, a renowned speaker and social justice advocate who has worked with the Institute of Inspiring Abolitionists.

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​Dinner And Conversation with Jo Ciceron and Dr. Jason Sole

January 18th, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 7-9 p.m.

Spirit Room, 111 Broadway North, Fargo, ND 58102

Come for an intimate evening of food, culture, and discussion with author, journalist, podcaster, and racial and mental health advocate Josette "Jo" Ciceron, host of the “Unapologetically Anxious Me Podcast.” She’s joined by her mentor and friend, Dr. Jason Sole, a renowned speaker and social justice advocate who has worked with the Institute of Inspiring Abolitionists.

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​Frostival Winter Warm Up at The Rourke

January 18th, 2024

Sat Feb 3, 1-4 p.m.

The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, MN 56550

Enjoy a complimentary cocoa bar, explore the handmade mug market, shop for toasty mittens, hats, and scarves from local fiber artists and gather round the fire pits in the M. Dorian Clemedtson Memorial Sculpture Court. This is a winter weather accessory dropoff for a community hat and mitten drive. The event is free and open to the public.

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​VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: A YULETIDE SOCIAL

December 2nd, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 12-4:30pm

The Commissary at Fort Lincoln State Park, Bismarck

Experience what the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas were in the frontier Army with historic presentations on Victorian era holiday traditions, firearm demonstrations, period parlor games, a decoration making station, tree trimming caroling and calling on the neighbors. Party like it’s 1899! Snacks from the era such as Coriander and sugar cookies, mincemeat pies, plum pudding, eggnog, hot…

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