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​2022 Summer Calendar

Culture | April 20th, 2022


Kenny Wayne Shepherd

KWS creates genre-defining rock n' roll.

Fargo Theatre, Sunday, May 1, 8pm

MinnKota Wind Quintet

A world premiere, original works

Sanctuary Event Center, Fargo, May 1

A Celebration of Nordic Music

From the five Scandinavian countries

First Lutheran Church in Fargo, May 1

The Hu with The Haunt

Mongolian throat singing.

Sanctuary, Fargo, May 2

Spring Parade of Homes

Houseproud! Worth seeing.

May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

Electric Six with Volk

Garage, disco, punk and metal.

Fargo Brewing, May 4,

Star Wars

Classic Film Series ticket, $5

Fargo Theatre, May 4

Fetty Wap, Onyx, District 6

The rapper will perform LIVE.

Alerus Center, GF, May 5

Xavier Tavera, Mexican Allegories

Plains Art Museum, May 5

Blithe Spirit

The Noel Coward classic.

Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead,

May 5-7

Mr. Burns

Post-apocalyptic world without electricity:

“The Simpsons” morph into mythology

Theatre B in Moorhead, May 6-22

A Girl Named Tom

Trio won NBC’s The Voice

TAK Music Venue, Dilworth, May 7


A leading sunshine reggae band

Sanctuary, May 7

25th Annual Spring Gala

Video games, music, food, art auction.

Plains Art Museum, May 7

Spirit of America Bike and Car Show

Live music, $80k raffles.

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, May 7-8

F-M Symphony Masterworks 3 concert

NDSU Festival Concert Hall, Fargo, May 7-8

Wage War, While She Sleeps, Gideon

Metal, punk. Single “Circle the Drain”

Sanctuary, May 8

Tribute Concert

Lake Agassiz Concert Band.

Horizon Middle School, Moorhead

May 8,

Pink Martini

A little orchestra of virtuosos:

classical, pop, latin and jazz.

Fargo Theatre, May 12,

Slimez Excalibur Tour

DJ Slimez emits electronic dance music.

TAK Music Venue, Center Ave, Dilworth

Friday, May 13,

The Quarterly

Awesome Grateful Dead tribute

Fargo Brewing, May 14,

Fargo Birding Festival

Free, kids activities, all skill levels welcome

Forest River Park, Fargo, May 14,

Her Crooked Heart

Cyclical narratives, intertwining histories.

May 12, Historic Holmes Theatre, DL

Plant + Seed Exchange

Trade plants, bulbs or seeds at

Heritage Garden & Amphitheater, Mhd,

May 15

Fargo Marathon

May 16-21

Steve Aoki

Famed electronic dance DJ

Fargo Brewing, May 19

Folsom Prison Experience

One of Johnny Cash's most important days.

Fargo Theatre, May 20,

Anything Goes Sale

Gigantic flea market the size of a town

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, May 21,

Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Simon and Garfunkel classic

Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes, May 21


Scheels Arena

Fargo, May 21

I Love The 90s Tour

Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Color Me Badd

Bluestem Amphitheater, Moorhead, May 22,

Brass, Beer, and Brats

High-energy bierhalle music on the patio

Fargo Brewing Company, May 20

NoDak Highland Games

People in kilts throw trees and rocks.

Ben Franklin Park, GF, May 28,

Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots

Grammy Award; Single: Bad Romance.

Bluestem Amphitheater, Mhd, May 28,

Hank Williams Jr, Lainey Wilson

Lainey: “Things A Man Oughta Know.”

Alerus Center, GF, May 29,

Sky Fest, Fort Stevenson State Park

Kites of all shapes and sizes. Night fly, 8pm!

Near Garrison ND, May 28-30

Badlands Gravel Battle

Long-distance bicycle in the badlands.

Medora ND, May 29

Veterans Memorial Event

Free BBQ meal, help for vets in need.

Bonanzaville, West Fargo, May 26,

How to Talk Minnesotan: Winter Version

Straw Hat Players

Hansen Theatre, MSUM in Moorhead

May 31 - June


Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off

Beachy activities, crafts, and snacks.

Downtown Fargo Library, June 1

Damion Jurado

Indie-rock composer. New single, “Home.”

Fargo Brewing, June 2,

9 to 5: The FMCT Mainstage Musical Musical version of the Dolly Parton movie. F-M Community Theatre, June 2-5

Street Faire at the Lakes

Food, live music, kids’ activities

Detroit Lakes, June 3-4

Junkin’ Cousins Expo

Repurposed and handcrafted goods

County Fairgrounds,Jamestown, June 4

Roy Orbison Tribute Show

Empire Art Center, Grand Forks

June 4,

Chutes n’ Boots Bull Riding

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

June 4-5

Drekker Summer Craft Market

Brewhalla in Fargo, June 5

Bark in the Park

Dog competition, DIY bandana craft.

River’s Bend Park, West Fargo, June 7

Welcome to the Ocean, Little Guppies

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Main Library, Downtown Fargo, June 7

Guys on Ice

Straw Hat Players

Hansen Theatre, MSUM Mhd


TaikoArts Midwest

Japanese dance, culture, drumming.

Moorhead Public Library, June 9

Jeff Rosenstock Past lead singer of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches.

Aquarium, June 10,

Hawley Rodeo

Small town rolls out the western hospitality.

Hawley MN, June 10-11,

Happy Harry’s RibFest

Award-winning national rib vendors, music

FargoDome, June 8-11,

Medora Musical

The annual musical revue.

BH Amphitheater, Medora ND

June 8-Sept 1,

Midwest Kids Fest

Music, laughter, children play and learn.

Island Park, June 10,

Justin Moore

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

West Fargo, June 11


100 artists in University Park

Grand Forks, June 11-12

Church Basement Ladies Musical

Straw Hat Players

Hansen Theatre, MSUM


The Sound of Music

Frost Fire Summer Theatre near Walhalla, ND

Show on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

June 15-July 31

Country Music Weekend

Six national country shows: Jamey, Ashley! Moondance, Walker MN, June 16-19

Wells County Fair

Comic magician, mud run, tractor pull.

Fessenden ND, June 16-19

Fort Union Rendezvous

Re-enactors of the 19th-century fur trade.

Fort Union, near Willson, ND, June 16-19

Dia del Taco

Tacos, margaritas, brews.

Fargo Brewing Co, June 18,

Rally in the Valley

Car show, parade, garage sales, street dance.

Valley City, ND, June 18, (701) 845-1891

Ashley ND Sizzling Summer Days

Jigsaw tournament, parade, car show,

June 18 (701) 288-3310

West Fargo Street Fair

POW/MIA Plaza, June 18

PBR Bullriding Challenge

Pro Division, featuring Chad Berger

Bismarck Event Center, June 17-18

Lake Region Arts Festival

Visual art, dance, music, theater.

Devils Lake, June 18,

Summer Flea Market

Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market

June 18-19

Fort Seward Wagon Train

Wagon train, history, camping, nature.

Fort Seward, Jamestown, June 19-25

Pekin Days Art Show and Sale

Glass demos, children's chalk, raffles, all free.

June 23-26, Pekin ND,

Roughrider Days Fair & Expo

the main summertime event in Dickinson.

June 18-July 30

2022 Scandinavian Festival

Music, art, and food from Scandinavia

Sons of Norway, Fargo, June 24-25

Siama's Congo Roots

Children's concert and storytelling.

Moorhead Public Library, June 25

Frontier Military Days

Firing cannons, 1870s military reenactments.

Fort Stevenson, Garrison ND, June 25-26

Act Up Theatre: Dogfight

Musical set in 1960s San Francisco

MSUM, June 28-30

Stutsman County Fair

Wiener dog races, crazy contests, 4H exhibits.

County Fairgrounds, June 29-July 2,

Independence Day

Will Smith battles aliens, $5.

Fargo Theatre, June 30


701 Day

Interactive art project, entertainment, ag workshop

Broadway Square, Fargo, July 1,

James River Rodeo

NDRRA qualifier, County Fairgrounds

Jamestown,July 1-2,

Mandan Rodeo Days

Bull & bronc riders, ropers, barrel racers

Mandan, July 2-4

4th of July Carnival and Fireworks

Carnival games, food, fireworks at dusk.

Bonanzaville, July 4,

GF 4th of July Celebration

music, yard games, watermelon feed

Mandan July 4 Parade

ND’s largest, oldest parade

Wahpeton Baseball, Fireworks

Chahinkapa Park. Free.


ND Country Music Festival

Regional acts plus Country Music's Finest.

New Salem ND, July 6-9,

Winnipeg Folk Festival

The event of the year. Performers new to you

and like-minded others you’ve not met. Camping.

Birds Hill Provincial Park, July 7-10,

Deana Carter

Debut album “Did I Shave My Legs for This?”

Fargo Theatre, July 8,

Tri-County Fair

demolition derby, dodgeball, deal or no deal.

Wishek ND, July 14-17

Northwest Water Carnival

What’s the big DL? Bash on the Beach.

Detroit Lakes, July 8-17,

Red River Valley Fair

3 Doors Down, Tim McGraw, Renegade Monster Trucks.

RRV Fairgrounds, July 8-17,

Dougie Padilla Poetry Reading

Plains Art Museum, July 9

Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days

How things were done in the old days!

Fort Ransom ND, July 9-10, (701) 973-4331

The Wonder Weavers: Pue the Pirate

Free all-ages show

101 4th ST. N, Fargo, July 11

Downtown Fargo Street Fair

art, food, vendors from far away..

July 14-16

Parking Lot Concerts

Live music during the Street Fair.

Empire Tavern parking lot, July 14-16

Horse Racing, ND Horse Park

Days: July 15, 16, 23, 24, 30, 31

Ft Seward Big Guns & 150th Celebration

Cannon demonstrations, gunny sack races.

Fort Seward, Jamestown, July 15-16

The SpongeBob Musical

Nickelodeon cartoon world as a musical.

July 19-24, Gooseberry Park, Moorhead

Prairie Pothole Music Festival

Art, workshops, camping + a lake

6 miles north of Anamoose ND,

July 21-23

Mercer County Fair

Exhibits, livestock, featured performances.

Beulah. ND, July 14-17,

Cowtown Hoedown

Tractor trek to Almont, car and tractor show.

New Salem ND, July 16-18,

A League of Their Own

Classic Film Series: a baseball tale. $5

Fargo Theatre, July 19

Twin Cities Summer Jam

Outdoor setting. Blake Shelton, Kane Brown.

Canterbury Park, Shakopee MN, July 21-23

Moondance Rock Weekend

Bret Michaels, Daughtry, Creedence tribute.

Walker MN, July 22-23,

ND State Fair

Cody Johnson and the best country acts.

Minot ND, July 22-30,

Headwaters Music Festival

Noon to midnight, Wahpeton & Breckenridge

July 22-23.

Buffalo Days

Parade, street dance, pancakes, family-friendly.

Jamestown, July 23-24

Ship Gallery Grand Reopening

Meet original crew members, see Ship Gallery’s new look

Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, July 23

Machine Gun Kelly

Mainstream Sellout Tour: Avril Lavine, Willow

Fargodome, July 27

International Peace Garden 90th Anniversary

80,000 flowers on the North Dakota/Manitoba border.

Bottineau ND, July 29-31.

Alan Jackson

Blends honky-tonk & country-pop.

Alerus Center GF, July 30,


WE FestCountry Music Fest

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, many more.

Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, August 4-6

Sheyenne RiverFest

Kayaking, canoeing, free pontoon rides.

Valley City, Ft Ransom Park, August 4-6

Billy Strings

The Grammy Award-winning guitarist.

Bluestem Amphitheater, Mhd, August 6

West Fargo Kidchella

Children’s reading and music festival

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

August 6

Fiber Arts Festival

Learn fiber techniques, go shopping.

Hartl Bldg, RR Valley Fairgrounds

August 6-7,

Capital A’Fair

130 artisans on the ND Capitol grounds.

Bismarck, August 6-7

Ashley Rodeo

Cowboys and roping, lady’s breakaway.

Ashley, ND, August 7 & 8, (701) 288-3813

Hands on a Hard Body

Luckless Texans compete to win a truck.

Empire Theatre Company, GF Race Track,

August 10-21

Big & Rich

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

West Fargo, August 11

B On Fire

Theatre B’s summer fundraiser, live entertainment

Moorhead, August 11,

FM Pride

August 11-14


Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

West Fargo, August 12

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

West Fargo, August 13

Pipestem Creek Trail Run

Gear Grinder Bicycle Race

Jamestown, Aug 13

FM Pride: 2022 Edition

Pride in the Park, joyous annual parade.

August 14-17

Fargo Food Truck Fest

Corgi races, eating challenges, inflatables.

RR Valley Fairgrounds, WF, August 13-15

Built to Spill

Guitarist and lead vocalist Douglas Martsch.

Fargo Brewing, Aug 15,

North By Northwest

Hitchcock’s tale of suspense, Classic Film, $5

Fargo Theatre, August 18

Happy Harry’s Rockin’ Up North Fest

Michael Ray, Black Hawk, Little Texas, Love & Theft.

East GF, August 19, 20

GF Downtown Street Fair

Art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, music.

August 19-20

A Fiddling Jamboree

Bud Larsen, Gabrille LaRocque play a free concert

Davy Park, Moorhead, August 20

Rollin' on the River Inline Marathon

Welcome to all, beginners to professionals.

Grand Forks, August 20,

Amy Schumer

She appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Bluestem Amphitheater, Moorhead, August 25

Creative Artist Talk

Torey Erin, Plains Art Museum

August 25

Thrivefest North

Christian music, food, bouncy balls.

ND Horse Park, Fargo, August 27

Pioneer Days

Demos, entertainment, and living history

Bonanzaville, West Fargo, August 27-28

Grand Forks Food Truck Fest

Numerous delicious trucks, pig out and recover later

Grand Cities Mall, August 27-29

Island Park Show

Unique treasures from makers of fine arts.

Island Park, Fargo, August 28


Tedeschi Trucks Band

Susan & Derek won Grammy, Best Blues Album.

Bluestem Amphitheater, Moorhead, September 3

GF Greenway Takeover Fest

Artists, Family friendly, adult beverages,

September 8-11

Bismarck Food Truck Fest

Food trucks from Bismarck, Mandan and far away.

Bismarck Municipal Ball Park, September 10-11

Junkfest Flea Market

Repurposed, handmade, other treasures.

Foster County Fairgrounds, Carrington ND

September 10,

Downtown Living Tour

September 10

Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days

Horse-powered homesteading demonstrations.

Fort Ransom ND Sept 10, 11, (701) 973-4331

West Fest

Family-friendly events, huge Saturday parade

West Fargo, September 12-17

Big Iron Farm Show

September 13-15

F-M LGBT Film Festival

Lived experiences, visions of innovative films.

Fargo Theatre, Sept

Bismarck Downtowners’ Street Fair

Arts, crafts, food vendors. See you there!

September 16-17


Arts Center

Jamestown, September 17


Steins, brats, keg races, biergartens.

Downtown Fargo, September 17

September 17th:

Fall Parade of Homes

September 17-18, 24-25

Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Show

200 vendors of crafts, artisans and musicians.

Fort Ransom ND, September 10,

Greta Van Fleet

“Dreams in Gold Tour”

Fargodome, September 23

Dickinson Food Truck Rodeo

A mechanical bull and other interactives.

September 24-25

Norsk Høstfest

Toby Keith live music, food, music and crafts.

Minot, September 28-October 1

Thomas Rhett

Six recent Grammy Award nominations

Alerus Center, GF, Sept 29,

Thomas Rhett

Yeah, the same guy, hit single “Marry Me.”

Bismarck Event Center, Sept 30

Lady A

Multi-Platinum band: country, rock, pop.

The Scheels Arena, September 30

Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo

Tattoos, motorcycles, what they can do to you.

Veterans Memorial Arena, West Fargo

September 30-October 2

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