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July 2024: Summer Event Calendar

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Mandan Rodeo Days

July 2-4, Dale Pahlke Arena, Mandan

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

Art in the Park

July 3-4, Dykshoorn Park, Mandan

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

Sertoma Fabulous Fourth and Fireworks

July 4, Sertoma Park, Grand Forks

A parade, lawn games, music, food trucks, massive cash and prize giveaways and a huge fireworks display

Arnegard’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4, Nelson Park, Arnegard

Come for a parade, run/walk, community lunch, vendors, music, and more.


July 4, Sanford Sports Complex, Dickinson

Celebrate the season with a patriotic fireworks display.

Independence Day Parade

July 4, Main Street, Mandan

Enjoy this annual Mandan tradition of family fun that has been a cornerstone of the community since 1881!

Red River Valley Fair

July 4-7 and 11-14

A weekend-focused format revitalizes the West Fargo midway. Concerts include Skillet and Goo Goo Dolls, Ludacris and Yung Gravy, and Blake Shelton.

Pete Davidson Prehab Tour

July 5, Fargo Theatre

The actor and comedian mines his own life for laughs.

National Truck And Tractor Pull

July 5-6, McKenzie County Ag Expo, Watford City

This event features the top drivers and vehicles.


July 9, Woodlawn Park Heritage Garden and Amphitheater, Moorhead

A disc golf clinic and barrel rides, punch art activities, traditional Mexican dance from Fargo Folklorico and a concert from Heart and Soul.

ND Country Fest

July 10-13, New Salem

Dierks Bentley, Riley Green, Clint Black, Pam Tillis and other country stars anchor a weekend of music, late night parties and camping.

Summer Nights on Central

July 11, Central Avenue, Valley City

Live music, prizes, shopping, food vendors, and games.


July 11, Fargo Theatre, Fargo

Fargo Theatre’s Classic Film Series brings the killer shark back to the big screen.

Out of the Box Open Mic Comedy Night

July 11, Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks

All skill levels are invited. Walk-ins are available.

Prairie Pothole Music and Arts Festival

July 11-13, Aurora Knolls, near Anamoose

Camping and music festival along the shore of Little Antelope Lake. This is an 18+ gathering.

She Kills Monsters

July 11-13, Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks

Presented by Empire Theatre Academy

Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 11-14, Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg

Music, camping, vendors, and community in a wooded setting


July 11-20, Sleepy Hollow Theatre Arts Park, Bismarck

Area youth present this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical in an outdoor theater. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Ashley McBryde

July 12, Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen

This Grammy winner has a gritty, down-to-earth country style.

Buffalo Trail Days

July 12-13, Epping

Shopping, live music, a firemen's dance, kids' activities, pancake breakfast, parade and more.

Homefest 2024

July 12-13, Watford City

Enjoy food, dancing, music, vendors and more throughout Watford City.

Northwest Water Carnival

July 12-21, Detroit Lakes

This laid back lakeside city sparkles with a parade, demo derby, Bash on the Beach and fun for all ages.

9th Annual Ribfest

July 13, Roosevelt Park, Devils Lake

Try lots of ribs, live music, volleyball and cornhole, kids games.

Red River Market Opening Day

July 13, Broadway Square, Fargo

Fresh produce, local gifts, live music and cultural performances, cooking demons, family-friendly activities. Saturdays now through October.

Art in the Park

July 13, Watford City Tourist Park, Watford City

Live music and family entertainment, local arts and crafts, kids hands-on art tent and more.

Shakey Graves with Futurebirds

July 13, Fargo Brewing Company, Fargo

Contemporary Americana straight out of Austin, Texas.

Lyons-Heart Gravel Classic

July 13, Mandan

Try a challenging and scenic cycling adventure and compete for a $7000 prize purse.

Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days

July 13-14, Fort Ransom State Park, Fort Ransom

A slice of the past, historical presentations, farming demos and more

Live Horse Races

July 13-August 4, North Dakota Horse Park, Fargo

Live horse racing Saturdays and Sundays. Come see and be seen.

Wheeler Walker, Jr.

July 16, Belle Mehus Auditorium, Bismarck

Comedian, actor, writer, and musician set to a country persona.

Open House

July 16, Kappel Center For Head Start, Fargo

Enjoy coffee and refreshments and see this new resource for low-income families. RSVP online.

The Adams Family

July 16-20 and 23-27, Bluestem Amphitheater, Moorhead

Trollwood Performing Arts School bringing the creepy, kooky, spooky, ooky family to the stage.

Heartview Memorial Golf Tournament

July 18, Apple Creek Golf Course, Bismarck

Celebrate recovery and play golf in the sunshine.

Downtown Fargo Street Fair

July 18-20, Fargo

Downtown bursts with blocks of vendor booths, dozens of food and drink options and free entertainment.

Moondance Jam

July 18-20, Walker

This popular camping and music festival returns with Foghat, Kansas, Creed, Switchfoot, Finger Eleven and more.

Cowtown Hoedown

July 19-21, New Salem

Check out the pancake breakfast, parade, demo derby, bed races and cow chip throwing contests, and street dance.

North Dakota State Fair

July 19-27, Minot

Free entertainment, midway, local eats, Machine Gun Kelly, Thomas Rhett, Mötley Crüe, Lil Wayne and Sawyer Brown.

NDGTS 30th Anniversary Party

July 20-21, North Dakota's Gateway to Science, Bismarck

Food trucks, programming and entertainment

Below The Plains For Teens and Adults

July 22, Fargo Public Library (Downtown), Fargo

Tom Askjem, a self-taught citizen archeologist shares finds from two digs in Wild West-era North and South Dakota


July 23, Viking Ship Park, Moorhead

Activities include jewelry making, a free fishing clinic and performances by Hiahli and Chinese Heritage of Recreation and Dance.

The Brothers Osborne

July 25, The Lights, West Fargo

Hear the country duo live on the MIDCO Stage at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights.

TEDx Fargo

July 25, Fargo

Shared stories and experiences from contemporary visionaries.

Make and Take Garden Party

July 26, Farm in the Dell, Moorhead

Flower arranging class with refreshments and a farm tour benefits Hope Blooms.

Buffalo Days

July 26-28, Jamestown

Parade, car show, street dance, and pancake breakfast.

Fargo AirSho

July 27-28, Hector International Airport, Fargo

RAD Aerosports, The United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and more.

Matilda Jr.

July 30-31, Fargo North High School, Fargo

Totally Trollwood Musical presents the story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Splash Down Pet Show

July 31, Moorhead Public Library, Moorhead

Present your dogs, cats, stuffed animals more during the annual parking lot pet show and stay for water activities, too.


July 31-August 3, Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes

Jelly Roll, Eric Church, Elle King and more bring the energy to this country music and camping bash.

Check out the August 2024 events as well as listings for May-June 2024. The summer season is busy and we don't want you to miss a single event.

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