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2021 Summer Calendar

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2021 Summer Calendar

Toby Keith

May 21, 7pm

Bismarck Event Center, 315 SOUTH 5TH STREET BISMARCK

Tickets $25-$175, pre-party starts at 5pm.

Heart and Soul

May 22, 9pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway

R & B, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Neo-Soul and Blues fusion

Red River Market

May22nd 10:00am-2:00pm May 22

WillowPark,490115thAveS, Fargo

Hot food, pantry items, and over 30 vendors


Jerrod Niemann Live

May 22, 7pm

The Spud Jr., 302 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks

Nashville hitmaker $30

The 3rd Annual NoDak Highland Games.

May 23, 10am-5pm

Ben Franklin Park 2111 Westward Dr, Grand Forks

A bunch of strong people in kilts throwing trees and rocks around? Yes please!

Free Movie at the Obelisk

May 25, 6pm

101 DeMers Avenue, Grand Forks

“The Greatest Showman,”Outdoors, behind Town Square near the Flood Obelisk

Free Concert featuring The Dank

May 26, 6pm

The Greenway, East Grand Forks.

HB Sound & Light presents The Dank live

Veterans Memorial Event

May 27, 5:30-7 pm

Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

BBQ picnic ad live music from The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band.

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson

May 29-31

Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison ND

Kites of all shapes and sizes fly high

about this picturesque state park.

May 30-31

Badlands Battle Gravel Battle

Cyclists fly over the backcountry roads near Medora.


Straw Hat Players celebrate 58th season

June 1-17

MSUM Campus Mall, Moorhead

“I love you, you’re perfect, now change,” “8 Track,” and “Godspell” check website for dates and times

Riff Raff

June 1, 6pm

TAK Music Venue

1710 Center Avenue WestDilworth, MN

GA: $20-Million Dollar Mullet Makeover: $150

Spring Plant Swap

June 1, 6:30pm

Dr. James Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave S, Fargo

Gardeners gather to trade garden plants, seed packets, divided perennials or houseplants, or propagated plants. Don’t have anything to bring? That’s okay! Everyone will go home with something new.

Hawley Rodeo

June 11-12

Hawley MN

A time-honored rodeo tradition since 1960!

I Sold My Soul and All I Got Was This Rap Show

June 4, 8:30 pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Ruch Tha Rapper, Durow, OTB, Cold Front, Crazy Flo and Austin Cannon for just $5

Jazz on the Square

June 4, 7:30 pm

210 N 4th St, Grand Forks

Experience the Grand Forks Master Chorale as they perform at Town Square in Grand Forks. Bring a lawn chair and wear a mask.

ALABAMA - 50TH Anniversary Tour

June 4, 7 pm

Bluestem Amphitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Tour originally scheduled for Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at Bluestem Amphitheater was postponed due to Covid-19


June 5, 7pm

Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Indigenous cultural event at Bonanzaville in West Fargo

JunKin CuZins

June 5, 9am-2pm

Stutsman County Fairgrounds, Jamestown

Jamestown Junkyard Expo-- A flea market you won’t want to miss!

Running of the Pink

June 5 , 9 am

RM Stoudt, 800 23rd St SW, Jamestown

The Running of the Pink is a 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run which donates 100% of the proceeds to local breast and cervical cancer needs.

Old Red Old Ten Rummage Sale

June 5, 8am-5pm

Hwy 10, Madan-Dickinson

Shop for treasures along the scenic byway between Mandan and Dickinson.

Happy Harry’s RibFest

June 9-12


Ribs, brisket and smoked goodness from vendors across the country and live music from John Michael Montgomery, Warrant, Locash, Dylan Scott. Outdoors in the Fargodome Parking lot.

Medora Musical

June 9-September 11

Classic musical revenue in Medora welcomes guests

for patriotic entertainment under the evening sky. Off Mondays.

West Fargo Public Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

June 10, 3-7 pm

West Fargo Public Library, 15 3rd St E, West Fargo

Collaborative art project, huge book sale, door prizes,

tour the Little Red Reading Bus, special guest speakers,

refreshments and other activities!

Shred is Dead with Hiahli

June 11, 8:30 pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Progressive instrumental and vocals in tribute to

The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band

Midwest Kids Fest

June 11 11am-7pm

Island Park, Fargo

Activities, vendors, entertainment, Teddy Bear Parade

26th Annual Kite Festival

June 11-13

Meidinger Park (Jamestown)

Using wind to their advantage whether they’re making kites or flying kites!

Rods, Hogs, & Things that go Vroom

June 12 , 1 pm

Downtown Jamestown

Hot rods, food, and fun in the Buffalo City!

Dia Del Taco

June 12, 12-10pm

Fargo Brewing Company , 610 N University Dr, Fargo, ND

Live entertainment, tacos, tequila and margaritas

Saturday Night Live

June 12, 9pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway

Fargo’s finest, including Johny Trenches, Rainy the Savage, Official_Breve and Fly or Die

Summer Craft Market

June 13, 12-6pm

Drekker Brewing Company, 1666 1st Ave N Fargo,

Drekker Brewing Company and Unglued bring craft vendors to Brewhalla in this mostly outdoor event.

Jessie Veeder

June 17

Country folk singer songwriter from western North Dakota

TAK Music Venue in Dilworth, 1710 Center Ave W, Dilworth,

Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest

June 17-19

Walker MN

Wells County Fair

June 17-20

Aaron Lewis Concert

June 18

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Dr N, Fargo

Outlaw country outdoors at at Fargo Brewing Company

PBR Rodeo

June 18 and 19

Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck

Ashley Sizzling Summer Days

June 18 and 19

Ashley ND

Food, history and hot rods. Did we mention there was a kuchen eating contest?

Lee Brice

June 19

Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck

2021 Rally In The Valley

June 19

Downtown Valley City ND

Parade, Kids Entertainment, Car Show, Duck Race, Hillclimb, food and craft vendors in downtown Valley City

Lake Region Arts Festival

June 19

Devils Lake ND

Fine art from all over (Walter Piehl is judging)

Fort Seward Wagon Train

June 20-26

Departs from Fort Seward in Jamestown

Pekin Days Art Show and Sale

June 23-27

Pekin ND

One of the top art events in ND, see what the rural arts have to offer!

June 23-July 4

Roughrider Days

PRCA rodeo, parade, Gary Allan concert and fireworks in Dickinson.


June 23rd through 27th - Times vary

PRCA Rodeo

Chalkfest at the Downtown Arts Market

June 24

Hansen Arts Park, Jamestown

Chalk art from nationally known artists and live music at Jamestown’s Hansen Art Park.

Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Fishing Tournament

June 24-27

Grahams Island State Park

Mae Simpson with Jessica Vines

June 26, 9pm

The Aquarium in Fargo, 226 N Broadway

Genre bending funk and dance mixed with soul, blues, country, calypso, jazz, rock, and even a little hip hop.


June 26

Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck

See the Jukebox heroes in action!

Frontier Military Days June 26-27

Fort Stevenson State Park in Garrison

Stutsman County Fair

June 30 – July 3

Stutsman County Fairgrounds

Birder Walk & Talk

June 30

South Elmwood Park, West Fargo

Birder 101 Class with The Audubon Dakota Chapter of the National Audubon Society, nature walk


Sevendust with Austin Meade and KIRRA

July 1, 6:15pm

Outdoors at Fargo Brewing Company

21+ show, general admission

James River Rodeo

July 2-3

Stutsman County Fairgrounds

Devils Run Car Show

July 4-6

Devils Lake

One of the largest car shows in the upper Midwest. Food, fun, Muffler-rapping, Burnout and Balance-beam contests, a parade,Drive-in Movie, and more.

Sertoma 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 10:30

Scheels Sports Complex, Grand Forks

A Grand Forks tradition

Roughriders Days Fireworks (Fire Index Permitting)

July 4th, 10pm

Biesiot Activities Center, 398 State Ave N, Dickinson

4th of July at Bonanzaville

July 4

Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Wagon rides, demonstrations, fireworks, a parade and fireworks after dark.

Mandan Independence Day Parade

July 4, 10am

Downtown Mandan

An Annual Tradition Since 1881

Blue Goose Days

July 4-5


Three Dog Night

July 8, 7:30 pm

Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck

ND Country Fest

July 8-10

New Salem ND

The state’s only country music and camping festival returns to New Salem. Brantley Gilbert and Dustin Lynch headline.

Tri-County Fair

July 8-11

Wishek ND

Detroit Lakes Northwest Water Carnival

July 8-17

Red River Valley Fair

July 9-18

Skillet, Chris Young, Styx and Monster Trucks in the GrandStand

Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days

July 10-11

Fort Ransom, ND

Horse-powered homesteading demos, music, and camping


Buffalo Trails Day

July 10-11

Epping, ND

Parade, car show, pancake breakfast, museums open

Trollwood Mainstage Musical

July 14-31

Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Downtown Fargo Street Fair

July 15-17

Downtown Fargo

Art, food and handmade items.

Wimbledon Palooza

July 15-17

Wimbledon, ND

Prairie Pothole Music Festival

July 15-17

near Anamoose, ND

Mercer County Fair

July 15-18

Beulah. ND

Cowtown Hoedown

July 16-18

New Salem, ND

Living History Garrison Event

July 16-18

Fort Abraham Lincoln in Mandan

The Mavericks

July 21

Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck,

Moondance Jam

July 22-24


July 22-31

210 W Bowen Ave, Bismarck

A classic musical at Bismarck’s Sleepy Hollow Arts Park.

Buffalo Days

July 23-25

Fort Seward, Jamestown ND

Jamestown celebrates with a car show, parade, and artillery demos at Fort Seward.

North Dakota State Fair

July 23-31

Midway ag exhibits concerts and fair food vendors in Minot.

Festival of Fire

July 24, 10am-4pm

Broadway Square in Fargo

Bonfires, dancing and other family fun to celebrate Neerosh (or Dab-shid) the Somali celebration of the beginning of the solar year.

Food Trucks and Trails Festival

July 24-25

MB Johnson Park, Moorhead

A full day of trail running, mountain bike races, family outdoor games, live music, and most importantly food trucks

Fargo AirSho

July 24-25

A fargo tradition going on 30 years, see the Blue Angels light up the sky!

Buffalo Days

July 24-25

Downtown Jamestown ND

Celebrate White Cloud's legacy with city-wide activities, including a car show, parade, street dance, pancake breakfast, Vendor Show and more

Fort Seward Big Guns of the Old West

July 25

Fort Seward, Jamestown, ND

All Shook Up

July 25-26

TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave W, Dilworth

FMCT’s crowd-pleasing musical inspired by a young Elvis Presley. Performed at TAK Music Venue in Dilworth.

Fargo Blues Fest

July 30-31, gates open at 1pm

With headliners John Mayall, Samantha Fish, John Primer and the Jeremiah Johnson Band

Fiber Arts Festival

July 31-August 1

Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Demos, classes, and vendors onsite.


Totally Trollwood Musical

August 3-4

2:00pm & 7:00pm at Fargo North High School

WE FestCounty Music Festival

August 5-7

Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton headline the country music and camping festival in Detroit Lakes.

Shooter Jennings and Charley Crockett Concert

August 5

Fargo Brewing Company

Grain Palace Days in Ray

August 6

Diamond Rio Concert

Fossil Dig

August 6-15

Pembina Gorge

German Folk Festival

August 7

Rheault Farm in Fargo

Polka, a beer garden and German crafts, including blacksmith demos

PGI Convention – August 7 -13, 2021 (Fireworks!)

Red River Valley Fairground

Ashley Rodeo

August 7-8

Ashley, ND

Rodeo events, food, and a street dance

Trollwood Children’s Theatre

August 10-11, 7pm

Discovery Middle School

Guns N’ Roses

August 11


Cody Johnson

August 12

Bluestem Amphitheater,801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

A country music act likened to his 90s country idols.

FM Pride

August 12-15

Fargo Food Truck Festival

August 13-15, ND Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave N, Fargo

Street food from across the region.

FM Pride Block Party

August 14

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 N University Dr, Fargo

Robert Cray

August 14, 8 pm

Fargo Theatre, 314 N Broadway, Fargo

Robert Cray has been a master blues, soul, and R&B musician for the past four decades.

Cole Swindell with Jon Langston

August 15

Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

August 19-21

Happy Harry’s Rockin’ Up North Fest

211 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks

Country stars Diamond Rio, Joe Nichols and Jordan Davis, outdoors

Bryce Vine Concert

August 20

Alerus Center, Grand Forks

August 20-21

The 5th Annual Downtown Street Fair

Downtown Grand Forks, ND

Shopping, food and buskers

Rollin' on the River Inline Marathon

August 21

Grand Forks, ND

The 10th Annual inline skating event features a full marathon (26 miles), half marathon and Family Fun Run (4 miles)

Pioneer Days

August 21-22

Bonanzaville. 1351 W. Main Avenue, West Fargo

Arts, crafts, parade, old time demos.

Craft Beer and Cider Festival

August 21-22

Fargo’s Broadway Square

Sample craft beers and ciders from local vendors in a cool collector's glass with admission.

Rock the Rails

August 26

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Dr N, Fargo

Beartooth with Wage War and other bands chock full of “devastating riffs and catchy hooks.”

Paula Poundstone

August 27, 8pm

Fargo Theatre 314 N Broadway

Paula is recognized on Comedy Central’s list of The 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time.

Grand Forks 10

August 27-28

The Grand Forks Marathon organizers announce the inaugural Grand Forks 10. Events include a 10 mile race, a 10K and a 5K.

Grand Forks Food Truck Festival

August 27-28

Grand Cities Mall

The Island Park Show

August 28

Island Park in Fargo

Art, crafts and handmade items from more than 100 vendors, family-friendly activities and entertainment

Sister Cities Smokeout

August 28-29

Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead

BBQ, cold beer and live music and live music from Aaron Watson, Jessica Vines TBA



September 9

Alerus Center Grand Forks

Greenway Takeover Festival

September 9-12

This family friendly, multi-day event takes place downtown on our scenic Greenway, lining the banks of the Red River. It features talented artists from around the world performing a variety of genres including pop, rock, jazz, soul, gospel and country. Concert-goers can also partake in games, rides, tasty food truck fare and adult beverages.

Bismarck Food Truck Festival

September 10-11

Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, Bismarck, ND


September 11

Foster County Fairgrounds, Carrington ND

An excellent flea market/garage sale/upcycled vendor show 120+ vendors (in a normal year), live music and food

Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days

September 11-12

Fort Ransom, ND

Horse-powered homesteading demos, camping, and old time music.


River Cinema Grand Forks Comic Con

September 11-12

Alerus Center, Grand Forks

South Central Threshing Association Threshing Bee and Antique Show

September 11-12

Braddock ND

Historic buildings, blacksmith shop, trap shooing and bb gun range for kids, demos corn chopping rock crushing, sawmill in Braddock

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival

September 15-18

Fargo Theatre, 314 N Broadway, Fargo

13th Annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival at the historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo.

Luke Combs Concert

September 17

Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND

A Night Of Metal at The Aquarium

September 17, 9pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway

Maul and Pursuit

Downtown Bismarck Street Fair

September 17-18

Downtown Bismarck

Each Fall, the Downtowners produce an Arts, Craft, and Food show called Street Fair. This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full blown Street Fair. Street Fair is now in its 48th year. Arts, Craft, and Food vendors line the streets of Downtown Bismarck during Sept 17-18, 2021. See you there!

NEEDTOBREATHE: INTO THE MYSTERY TOUR with Switchfoot and The New Respects September 23

Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead

Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo

September 24-25

Veterans Memorial Arena West Fargo, 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo

Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo (RIIE) is a celebration of tattooing artistry and motorcycle building.

Sheyenne Valley Art and Crafts Show

September 25-26

Fort Ransom live music, 160 vendors


September 25-26

Buckstop Junction in Bismarck

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