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​17th Annual Ashley Rodeo Days

July 20th, 2022

 Saturday, August 6, 7pm to Sunday, August 7, 7pm 

ACRC Arena

The Ashley Community Rodeo Club (ACRC), in Ashley, McIntosh County, hopes to bring our western heritage back to Ashley with many events. It is a celebration of Ashley, not just rodeo events, with games for all ages and a huge street dance. And not just a rodeo either, but a championship PRCA-sanctioned event with professional riders and performers. New event:…

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​Hands on a Hardbody

July 20th, 2022

August 13-21

Grand Forks Fairgrounds

If there was ever a musical designed to appeal to non-musical theater fans, “Hands on a Hardbody” is it. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green (who also wrote “Bring it On” with Lin-Manuel Miranda) collaborated on a score that blends the familiar sounds of country, rock and gospel. The tale of a group of working class people competing to win a pickup by keeping their hands on it for days at a time is weird and fun, as these contests…

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​Hjemkomst Ship Gallery Reopening Saturday, July 23

July 20th, 2022

“In commemoration of The Hjemkomst Voyage’s 40th anniversary in 2022, Hjemkomst is undertaking a major redesign of the Hjemkomst Ship Gallery. The Ship Gallery Grand Opening event will celebrate the new look of the Ship Gallery and some of the original crew members of the Hjemkomst, along with their families who will be present. This event is free and open to the public. 1pm: Ribbon-cutting and brief remarks; 1-3pm: light refreshments (while supplies last); 3pm: Crew…

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​Downtown Fargo Street Fair

July 8th, 2022

July 14-16, All Day

Downtownfargo.com

This is your one chance to join the throngs of nearly a couple hundred thousand people as you meander up and down Broadway and take in the annual downtown street fair. With three full days of food, fun and frolic, you’ll at the same time get intimately familiar with Fargo’s absolutely amazing, constantly reinvented downtown. Hundreds of vendors from the upper Midwest and Canada will tantalize you with their creative offerings. Live music and…

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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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