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​Red River Valley Fair

July 6th, 2016

Tuesday, July 12

Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Opening day of the annual fair. Ag exhibits, rides, entertainment, midway shows and food. Chickens, cows, sheep, pigs and turkeys; wheat, corn, soy, sugar. Shows every evening, car racing, Bison Pride Day on Saturday. (701) 282-2200

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​Sir Mix-a-Lot

July 6th, 2016

Saturday, July 9, doors 7pm, show 8pm

The Sanctuary, 670 4th Ave N, Downtown Fargo

Bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy: the eminent rapper from Seattle, two platinum singles and a Grammy award. People are still arguing about the meaning of his hit “Baby Got Back.” Go and decide for yourself. Our favorite: “Conditions of My Parole.” http://jadepresents.com/sir-mix-a-lot-fargo/

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​DJ Della

July 6th, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 9:45 p.m.

The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave. N, Fargo

Dance the night away to the sound of Fargo born and Oslo Norway based DJ Della. Her refined beats combine the best of the US House scene and the best of European influences. She is currently resident DJ at Oslo’s world-renowned clubs, The Villa and Jaeger. 

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​Mamen Arías, Embroidery Exhibit

July 6th, 2016

Friday, July 8, 10am-5pm

Nordic Needle, 1314 Gateway Dr SW, Fargo

35 pieces by one of the world’s foremost embroidery artists. Guaranteed by Nordic Needle to awe and inspire you. Hardanger embroidery is thought to have originated in ancient Persia; in Norway, the earliest pieces are from the area around the city of Hardanger, in about the year 1650. (800) 433-4321

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Outlet Slam Poetry

June 29th, 2016

Thursday, July 7

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave. Fargo

Spoken word night is returning to The Red Raven, during the first Thursday of each month. Speak, look, and listen all are welcome. Line up will be announced closer to the event and an open mic will follow the slam.

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​Cruisin’ Broadway

June 29th, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 5-9pm

Downtown Fargo

Every kind of rare and customized historic vehicle. In June we saw several 1940s cars with wooden bodywork, including an exquisite light gray 1946 Chrysler Town & Country. Explore up and down the street. You’ll be surprised what you find, and Broadway is never busier than on Cruisin’ day. 

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​The Great American Trailer Park Musical

June 29th, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 8pm

Former Schumacher Goodyear Building, 409 Broadway, Downtown Fargo

Two-act musical exploring the disastrous relationships between the tenants at Armadillo Acres, Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. Opened Off-Broadway in 2005. Long-running, great fun. Additional performances Friday and Saturday at 10pm. All seating is general admission. www.experienceblur.com

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​Bonanzaville 4th of July Celebration

June 29th, 2016

Monday, July 4, 10am-5pm, fireworks at 10:30pm

1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

An old-fashioned family celebration with a barbecue picnic, horse-drawn wagon rides, pie social, caricatures, face painting, cow pie bingo, costumed historical figures, parade, inflatable games, and fireworks later in the evening. Movie, live entertainment and live demonstrations. (701) 282-2822

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​MSUM 4th of July Celebration

June 29th, 2016

Monday, July 4, doors open at 8 pm fireworks start at 10:30pm

MSUM Nemzek Field, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead

Ice cream social, rides, parade, huge fireworks display. Nemzek Field is behind Nemzek Hall, near the intersection of 6th Avenue South and 17th Street South, at the southeasternmost corner of the MSUM campus in Moorhead.

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​Kari Lugo: Life

June 29th, 2016

From Friday, July 1,

Nichole’s Fine Pastry, 13 8th St S, Fargo

Street photography: everyday life, urban or rural. The beauty in every situation, if we just look for it. Encourages viewers to observe the beauty of chance moments in their own lives. Nichole’s is open on the first day of Lugo’s exhibit, and closed for the next four days, over the holiday weekend. 

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