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​4th of July Celebration

June 28th, 2022

Monday, July 4, all day

Ulland Park

2401 47th Avenue South

https://www.gfsertoma.org/4th-of-july-celebration

Grand Forks hosts the biggest Independence Day bash in the region–and it’s an all-day affair. Come early for yard games, a watermelon feed, inflatables for the kiddos and a beer garden for the adults. Listen to live music all day and eat at over a dozen food trucks selling everything from ice cream, mini donuts and lemonade to complete meals featuring cuisine from all over the…

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​Julie Clark celebrates ‘The Lies I Tell’

June 16th, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2pm https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062149572-0

“A live, virtual discussion with Grace Atwood. Part of Barnes & Noble’s MIdday Mystery Virtual Event Series. The best-selling author’s twisted domestic thriller dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future. Julie takes you “straight into the collision course of two dynamic, complicated women,” says…

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​Unframed by Dennis Terhak Reception

May 19th, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 5-7 pm, on view May 26-July 7   

Spirit Room Gallery, 111 Broadway N, Fargo

Dennis Terhak attended Moorhead State College after serving four years in the Marine Corps. He spent 25 years wielding a brush, working as a sign painter. Pelicans have been his main focus. This exhibit will be on view from May 16-July 2. At The Spirit Room they do their best to keep guests healthy while offering access to the arts, that seems even more important during these times.

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BONANZAVILLE MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

May 19th, 2022

May 26, 3 to 7:30pm

bonanzaville.org

This is a free event for veterans and their families and includes a free BBQ picnic prepared by veterans. Military vehicles will be on display. Are you a vet and down on your luck? Don’t be shy, you will be an honored guest. They will help you if they possibly can. Remember, the VA crisis line is available by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1. The event will conclude with door prizes. Free admission to the pioneer village and museum starting at 3…

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​Street Faire at the Lakes

May 19th, 2022

June 3-4

Detroit Lakes


The 22nd annual celebration of art, crafts and lake culture returns to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in early June. The festivities are centered around Washington Avenue, but spread out into downtown. Shopping is a major draw: 125 booths showcase local food, art and gifts at the outdoor market and Detroit Lakes merchants draw shoppers off the sidewalks with special events and sales. Take a break in the food court and beer garden and listen to live music on the outdoor…

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​Happy Harry’s RibFest

May 19th, 2022

June 8-11, 11 am - 11 pm

Fargodome.com

Awesome food and music. What more could you ask for? If you’re hankering for the best ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken, Happy Harry’s RibFest outdoors at the Fargodome is where you need to go. Three days of indulging. Highlights are the popular “Lip Smackin’ Lunch Special” where you buy the meat and get the sides for free. And then to cap it off, the music lineup each night at the Happy Harry’s Ribfest stage starts at 9pm,…

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​Used Book Crawl

May 19th, 2022

Any Saturday

Downtown Fargo

Start at Great Northern Books, 425 Broadway, a tiny space full of hundreds of books in no particular order, open three hours a week, 1 to 4 on Saturday. Now cross the street to Zandbroz Variety, where the used books are in the back. We’d go just to see the beautiful cabinetry from the former grocery store. Are you hungry? Bernbaum’s is a couple of doors down the street. It’s all yummy (but we like the potato salad). Haven’t found what you’re looking…

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​Fargo Birding Festival

April 21st, 2022

May 14, 7am - 11am

Forest River Park in Fargo

https://fargoparks.com/events-and-deadlines/fargo-birding-festival

Hike the wooded trails, learn from experts and look for dozens of different migrating birds during this free, family-friendly event from the Fargo Park District, Audubon Dakota and Fargo Public Library. Bring binoculars if you have them, since supplies are limited. Kids can try a bird-themed activity. All skill levels are welcome. 

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​Balkowitsch

April 21st, 2022

Friday, April 29, 8pm, Fargo Theatre 

https://fargotheatre.org/production/balkowitsch/

The award-winning documentary film. Shane Balkowitsch is a preservationist, an archivist, and an artist through the lost art of the wet plate collodion process. His work is spread throughout some of the most renowned museums on the planet. A Q&A will follow the screening.

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​Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

April 21st, 2022

May 6-22, 7:30pm (May 15, 22 at 2pm)

Theatre B, 215 10th St N, Moorhead

https://www.theatreb.org/

Survivors of a global catastrophe gather around a campfire and recall an episode of “The Simpsons” in this unusual dark comedy. Decades later, that campfire story gels into a kind of modern myth. This show was nominated for a Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play in 2014 and it’s been confounding audiences ever since. 

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