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May and June 2024: Summer Event Calendar

May 16th, 2024

Need more events? Check out our July 2024 and August 2024 calendars. (They're cleverly split up to save you some scrolling.)

May

Spring Crows

Now - June 28, Spirit Room, Fargo

Forty artists display works centered around a crow theme. Opening reception on May 17.

https://www.spiritroom.org/


Women of the West Art Show

Now - June 29, Long X Arts Foundation Gallery, Watford City

Amanda Heimbuch's mixed media art is inspired by western women.

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July 2024: Summer Event Calendar

May 16th, 2024

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JULY

Mandan Rodeo Days

July 2-4, Dale Pahlke Arena, Mandan

Roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and more.

https://mandanrodeo.com/


Art in the Park

July 3-4, Dykshoorn Park, Mandan

Celebrate the holiday with crafters, artists and artisans and thousands of spectators.

https://www.visitmandan.com/art-in-the-park-festival


Sertoma Fabulous Fourth and Fireworks

July 4, Sertoma Park,…

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August 2024: Summer Event Calendar

May 16th, 2024

Don't forget to check out our May-June and July 2024 calendars too.

August

Music and Art in the Park

August 1, Cavalier City Park, Cavalier

Watch the talent show, music from Whiskey Wheeler, food vendors and kids’ games.

https://www.ndtourism.com/cavalier/events/festivals-fairs/music-art-park


FM Kicks Band Concert

August 1, Jamestown Art Park, Jamestown

Free event, live jazz in the open air

https://fmkicksband.com/concerts/


Deuce of August

August 1-4, Mountain

Celebrating Icelandic Midwestern…

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​An evening with the Violent Femmes

April 18th, 2024

Saturday, May 11

7 p.m., gates at 5 p.m.

Outdoors at Fargo Brewing Company

610 University Dr. N, Fargo

Wisconsin’s finest export, The Violent Femmes, started out in Milwaukee in 1981 as an acoustic punk band, and they’ve been making waves ever since. Their self-titled debut album debuted 41 years ago and it’s been 40 years since “Hallowed Ground” was released, and they will be playing both albums cover to cover at this show. Their debut album alone features such hits as “Blister…

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Fargo Brick Convention

April 18th, 2024

May 4-5

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Cornerstone Bank Arena

4404 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

This Fargo’s first LEGO convention for kids (and kids at heart) of all ages. The Construction Zone is equipped with bricks to build with. Watch and engage with live builds, and be sure to check out the galleries featuring life-sized and amazing sets.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Creations for Charity, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that sends LEGO sets to underprivileged…

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​Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch…or the Perfumed Badge

April 18th, 2024

Thursday April 25-27, 7:30 pm

Sunday April 28, 2 p.m.

Lisbon Opera House,

413 Main St., Lisbon

This is community theatre at its finest, courtesy of the No Name Players in the beautifully restored Lisbon Opera House. The No Name Players started out as a group of folks in the community who wanted to find a way to raise funds for their historic Opera House via bi-annual performances in the spring and fall. The Opera House was built in 1889 and housed a plethora of different businesses in that…

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​The Greater Cumberland County Cooking Show

April 18th, 2024

Saturday, April 20

2 p.m.

Moorhead Public Library

118 5th St. S, Moorhead

“The Greater Cumberland County Cooking Show,” is a short film that was recently screened at the Fargo Film Festival. Filmmaker Janet Brandeau is doing a mini-road trip around Minnesota for small town (and mid-size town) screenings. One of these stops happens to be in Moorhead. This event is free and open to the public and includes a screening of the film followed by discussion of food, friendship, and community.

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Fargo Film Festival

March 21st, 2024

March 19-23

Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Check out luncheon panel discussions, pre-parties, a 2-minute movie contest, local, international and award-winning films for your viewing pleasure. Producer Will Greenfield will be making a special guest appearance, speaking on his film “Immaculate,” which will be showing at the festival. Greenfield was executive producer for season two of HBO’s hit series “Euphoria”, which garnered 16 Emmy nominations. Visit the website for more…

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Fargo Junk Market

March 21st, 2024

Saturday, March 23

Red River Valley Fairgrounds

1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

For utterly original finds, head to the Fargo Junk Market. The spring incarnation of this recurring event (a favorite since 2012) features handmade, repurposed and upcycled treasures from artists, makers and pickers from all around the region. Score eye-catching art, handmade jewelry and cool clothing, plus intriguing junk, antiques, collectables and primitives. There are plenty of vintage treasures, thrifted…

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​Food Waste Prevention Week

March 21st, 2024

April 1-7

Once the founders of Florida Food Waste Prevention Week met the founders of California's Food Waste Prevention Week in 2020, the ball really started rolling. In 2021, the good word started to spread to more states, cities and organizations, forming a movement. Last year. over 600 partners across 11 countries and 48 states joined the mission to educate and inspire. By reducing food waste, we support a healthier environment, address food insecurity in our communities and save…

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