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​2023 HPR SUMMER EVENT CALENDAR

News | May 16th, 2023

May

Fargo Marathon

Now - May 20

Youth run Thursday, 5K Friday night, 10K, half and full marathon, entertainment along route on Saturday.

fargomarathon.com

Kids to Park Day

May 20

Bring the kids to Theault Farm in Fargo for crafts, learning activities and more.

fargoparks.com

56560 Community Rummage Sale

Saturday, May 20, 8am-2pm, Cullen Hockey Center, Moorhead

Numerous sellers, food vendors all day. Clothing, furniture, wood-crafted items and more. Admission is $1, 17 and under free. (218) 299-5078

cityofmoorhead.comdepartments/parks-recreation/special-events/56560-rummage-sale

Anything Goes Sale

May 20, Alerus Center, Grand Forks

Find what you didn’t know you were looking for at the region’s largest garage sale/flea market/swap meet. aleruscenter.comevents/detail/anything-goes-sale-2

Plant + Seed Exchange

May 21

Trade perennials or extra annuals at the Heritage Garden and Amphitheater in Moorhead. Donations to the garden are accepted too. plainsart.org/events/

Retail Therapy

May 21

Theatre Without Walls presents This immersive theatrical examination of mental illness at Empire Arts Center.

empireartscenter.com

Lil’ Wayne

May 21

Scheels Arena

One of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation and

one of the greatest rappers of all time.

scheelsarena.comevent/show/531933109

Chicago

May 21

Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead

One of the all-time best, of course. Elements of classical, jazz, R&B, pop.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-chicago-moorhead/

Kristen Young Oil Painting Workshop

May 21, 10am to noon, The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo

Oil painting inspired by spring and butterflies. We will be observing real caterpillars/butterflies. All materials provided; just bring your imagination. Call or text 701-306-6930 to reserve your spot. Suggested donation of $20

Recreation on the RedMay 22

Clay County Archivist Mark Peihl discusses Red River recreation through

the centuries at the Moorhead Public Library.

larl.org/locations/moorhead/

Closing Reception

May 23

Closing Reception "A Tale of Two Cities"

at the downtown Fargo Public Library

Dwight Yoakam with Aaron Lewis

May 25

The multiple Grammy Dwight Yoakam appears live at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, Minnesota.

visitstcloud.comevent/dwight-yoakam-aaron-lewis/

Rye on the Rocks

May 25

This cocktail competition at the North Dakota Museum of Art features spirits made in Hallock, Minnesota.

ndmoa.comrye-on-the-rocks/

2wo Timez 25th Birthday Celebration

May 26

2wo Timez, TayB, Kirko Bangz and so many more appear at this 18+ bash at TAK Music Venue in Dilworth

takmusicvenue.comevents

Everclear

May 26

Shooting Star Casino Mahnomen

Hear some of the most iconic alt-rock hits from the ‘90s when Everclear comes to Mahnomen.

starcasino.comevent/everclear/

Asian Night Market

May 26

Food stalls, vendors and artists at this second annual event at the Plains Art Museum. 30 vendors: food, beverages, art, professional services.

plainsart.org/events/

Gary Allan and Tracy Lawrence

May 26

Country superstars Garry Allan and Tracy Lawrence arrive at the Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, Minnesota.

visitstcloud.comevent/gary-allan-tracy-lawrence-live-concert/

A Grand Night for Singing

May 30-June 1

Straw Hat Players present musical classics from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including hits from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music live on the Gaede Stage at MSUM.

mnstatetickets.universitytickets.com

Desperate Electric

May 31

Duo out of Montana at Dempsey’s

dempseysfargo.com

June

FM Opera International Dinner

June 1

Take a road trip to Bernie’s, Molly Yeh’s restaurant in East Grand Forks. Transportation

Fmopera.org

Model Trains at the Library

June 1-2

Local model train enthusiasts set up a miniature, fully functional world at the West Fargo Public Library.

westfargolibrary.org/

The Hello Girls

June 1-11

A musical look at the first female soldiers in World War I at FMCT. Celebrates the centennial of these groundbreaking women.

fmct.org/

Red River Watercolor Society

June 1-30

See the 30th Annual Juried Watermedia Exhibition at West Acres.

redriverwatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org/events

Comstock House Tours

June 2-Septmber 20

The grandest house in Moorhead is open for 60 minute tours Friday and Saturdays. They begin on the hour, departing 10 a.m.-3 p.m

hcscconline.org/comstock.html

Blue Goose Days

June 2-4

Wahpeton and Breckenridge celebrate summer with an ice cream social, vendor show, food trucks, live music, a parade and more.

facebook.comWahpetonBreckenridgeCityWideEvent/

Missouri River Festival

June 2-11

Bismarck Event Center, The Mighty Thomas Carnival, something of everything, nothing like it anywhere else, reassuringly safety-minded.

bismarckeventcenter.comevents/2023/missouri-river-festival

Live Roller Derby

June 3, 5pm, John E. Carlson Coliseum

F-M Derby Girls vs. Minnesota Nice & Sioux Falls Roller Girls. Hacksaw, Maulflower, Bloody Betty and all their friends. Admission probably $10.

fmderbygirls.com

Old Red Rummage Sale

June 3

Residents of New Salem, Almont, Glen Ullin, Hebron, Richardton, Taylor and Gladstone throw massive 108-mile rummage sale.

oldredoldten.com

Annual Welk Homestead Polka Event

June 3

The Welk Homestead State Historic Site in Strasburg comes alive with vendors, blacksmith and cooking demos, a polka band and accordion jam. ndtourism.comstrasburg/events/festivals-fairs/annual-welk-homestead-polka-event

Mott The Spot 2023

June 3

Head to Mott North Dakota for food, games and entertainment, vendors, inflatables for the kids, and a high-energy street dance.

ndtourism.commott/events/festivals-fairs/mott-spot-2023

The British Invasion

June 3

Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival bring this tribute to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to the Empire Arts Center

empireartscenter.com

Chutes and Boots

June 3-4

Outdoor rodeo action, Essentia Health Plaza At The Lights, West Fargo. Mutton busting for the kids, Calcuttas/Sports Betting, and Pro Bull Riding

thelightswf.comevent/chutes-and-boots-pro-bull-riding/

Blacksmithing Workshop

June 3-4

Learn an old-world skill at scenic Crooked Lane Farm in Colfax.

crookedlanefarmnd.comclasses/

Chippewa Downs Horse Race Events

June 3,4, 10,11, 17, 18, 24 & 25

One of the two horse racing tracks in North Dakota. Beautiful surroundings, presented by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Metis.

http://www.chippewadowns.org/

Fargo Brunch Festival

June 4, Wild Terra Cider, 6 12th St N

Drinks and food from your favorite brunch spots. Bloody Mary topping station, bottomless mimosas; cider, beer & wine samples.

fargobrunchfestival.com

Race the Red

June 5, 6:30pm

Canoe and kayak races, all skill levels welcome, and we need a lot of volunteers to make it happen. Depart from Dike East in Fargo

riverkeepers.org/projects-and-activities/

All Together Now at Skate City

June 5

Kickoff the Fargo Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge at Skate City. Kids 16 and under skate free. (Everyone else pays $10.)

fargond.gov/city-government/departments/library/calendar-of-events

Kristen Young Reception

June 6

Attend the closing reception for oil painter Kristen Young, the artist in residence at the Spirit Room

spiritroom.org/kristen-young-artist-in-residence

Bark in the Park!

June 6

Free DIY dog toys, competition and prizes for pups and free t-shirts, hot dogs, chips and drinks for humans at Rivers Bend Park.

wfparks.org/

Silent Reading Party

June 6

Snack, sip and bring your own book to Twenty Below Coffee Co or check out one from the Fargo Public Library BookBike (weather permitting).

fargond.gov/city-government/departments/library/calendar-of-events

Side by Side by Sondheim: A Musical Celebration

June 6-8

This Tony Award-winning musical features selections from favorite Stephen Sondheim shows, including Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. See it at the Gaede Stage at MSUM.

mnstatetickets.universitytickets.com

Michael Franti and Spearhead

June 7

Blends hip hop with other styles, supports peace & social justice.

Outdoors at Fargo Brewing with special guests.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-michael-franti-fargo/

The Aaron Simmons Band

June 7

The Fargo native returns to Dempsey’s with his band after a career as a country singer in Nashville.

dempseysfargo.com

Happy Harry’s RibFest

Fargodome, June 7-10

Lit, Fuel, Jimmie Allen, Parmalee, nationally famous rib masters from all over the country. You won’t find better barbecued ribs anywhere.

fargodome.comevents/detail/happyharrysribfest

Final Destination: Bonanzaville Murder Mystery

June 8,10,16,17

Step into this interactive murder mystery staged at Bonanzaville USA by the pros at Stage West.

westfargoevents.comeventing/

Midwest Kid Fest

Island Park, June 9

Island Park will be filled with music and laughter. Barrel rides, strolling performers, art activities. All activities are FREE. 218-499-6060 fargoparks.comevents-and-deadlines/midwest-kid-fest

Rig Time & Fury in Few

June 9, Harold’s on Main, Moorhead

June tour, y’all. We will never stop, rock or die. Rig Time, Fury in Few, with Baltic to Boardwalk; Falling in a Dream, with a Debut Album, All ages.

instagram.comharoldsonmain/?hl=en

Matchbox 20

June 9

Denny Sanford Center Premier Center in Sioux Falls

dennysanfordpremiercenter.comevents

Hawley Rodeo

June 9-10

Featuring Barnes PRCA’s bulls, bucking horses and saddle horses

http://hawleyrodeo.com

Kite Fest in Jamestown

June 9-11

Meidinger Park Field. Kids Kite Building on Saturday, fun contests for kids, kite making, candy drops, demonstrations, door prizes and music.

wingsonstrings.org/kitefest/

Lake Region Arts Festival

June 9-15, Devils Lake

The festival includes an art show inside the Heritage Center, your local history, culture, and art museum. “We exist to serve you & visitors.”

http://www.lrhcmuseum.comlake-region-arts-festival.html

Free Admission Day

June 10

702 Communication covers Bonanzaville admission for all

bonanzaville.org/

LRPL Presents: Shane Balkowitsch

June 10, 1 to 3pm, Devils Lake

The Lake Region Public Library presents an exhibition by the master of wet plate collodion ambrotype photography. In person, 423 7th St NE.

Berry Farm Adventures

June 10

10:30am, Moorhead Library; June 13, 5pm, RiverHaven

A one-act play by Annie Hough. Miles lost his best friend. He and his grandma heal and bond as they learn from farm creatures.

Supported by a grant from Forecast Public Art, participation is free.

ArtFest 2023

June 10-11

Grand Forks

Discover dozens of artists, artisans and food vendor booths for two full days under the trees in University Park, with its many amenities.

publicartnd.org/artfest

Marcus King

June 11

Outdoors at Fargo Brewing, 21+

Grammy Award-nominated, new album ‘Young Blood.” The guitar virtuoso. Genre-bending songwriting including noticeable touches of jazz.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-marcus-king-fargo/

Brewhalla Maker’s Market

June 11

The first ever Maker’s Market, kick-ass artisan-handcrafted everything, in the coolest place to hang since the HoDo Lounge opened.

brewhalla.co/

International Ragtop Festival

June 12-13, Rolla ND

Celebration of the automobile. Convertibles, classics, and antiques. Street dances, parades, football game, waterball events, art show.

lasr.net/travel/city.php?International+Ragtop+Festival&TravelTo

The Prom

13-15

Act Up Theatre, Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions and The Straw Hat Players present a musical about four Broadway stars who support a student who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom. MSUM’s Hansen Theatre

mnstatetickets.universitytickets.com

Turtle Fest

June 14-18

Kids’ events, magic and fun shows, vendors, the Grand Parade on Friday evening, turtle races, train rides, and much more in Perham.

perham.comturtlefest/

Audubon

June 15

Families can join an outdoor birdwatching adventure with Audubon Great Plains and The Arts Center in Jamestown.jamestownarts.comevents/

Kids Summer Stage

June 14-August 16

Wednesdays noon-1pm, June 14th to August 16th

Outside in Custer Park, Downtown Bismarck

Summer concert series for children. Kittyko involves kids in music & movement, special guest in 2nd half. Loads of fun, tons of kids, free.

facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878504384240&set=p.878504384240&type=3

The Minnesota Quilt Show

June 15-17

Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud offers quilt exhibits, vendors, classes and workshops.

visitstcloud.comevent/minnesota-quilt-show/

Fort Union Rendezvous

June 15-18

100 re-enactors dressed as 19th century fur traders at this frontier fort near Williston. Crafts, skills demos, music.

visitwilliston.comcalendar/2023FortUnionRendezvous/

Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In

June 16-17

Bikers roar into town for a weekend of raffles, fun runs, biker games, live music and not one, but two street dances.

cavaliermotorcycleridein.com

Moondance Country

June 16-17

Come to Walker for camping and music from 32 Below and Mason Dixon Line.

moondancejam.com

PBR Bull Riding

June 16-17

Professional bull riders, the best, at the Bismarck Event Center.

www.bismarckeventcenter.comevents/2023/missouri-river-festival

Java in June

June 17, Java, South Dakota

Java, population 121, is planning a summer celebration. It may be intended for people with some connection or involvement with Java and its school.

facebook.compeople/2025-Java-South-Dakota-Quasi-Celebration-Page

Dia del Taco Fest

June 17

Street tacos, margaritas, specialty brews and tequila, 5th annual event at Fargo Brewing Company. Outdoors, 21+

jadepresents.comevent/2023-dia-del-taco-fest-fargo/

Summer Kick Off with T-Rell

June 17

TAK in Dilworth

takmusicvenue.comevents

West Fargo Street Fair

June 17

Shop for art, crafts and food along Sheyenne Street. Live music, a theater performance and family-friendly activities at POW/MIA Plaza.

westfargoevents.comevent/west-fargo-street-fair-2023/

An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis

June 17

Fargo Theatre

The country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-pam-tillis-fargo/

Trout Fest

June 19

This free kids’ fishing derby is held right in the Fargo city limits at Woodhaven Pond.

fargoparks.com

The 64th Midwestern

June 18-September 3

This beloved exhibit returns to the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in its 2023 incarnation.

therourke.org/calendar.html

Roughrider Days

June 17-July 9

Dickinson’s biggest bash features PRCA and youth rodeo, a carnival, demo derby, fireworks and a Justin Lynch concert.

roughriderdaysfair.com

Norman County Fair

June 20-24

Ada, Minn. 4H livestock, movie night in the barn, Mighty Thomas Fair, parade, bike giveaway, free watermelon; and our favorite, the bus races.

normancountyfair.comevents/fair-events

Greater Grand Forks Fair

June 21-25

Five days packed with raucous rides, tasty treats, fabulous 4-H exhibits, cool concerts, plus lots more fun.

grandforksfair.com

Time Bomb Pro-Wrestling

June 22, Aquarium Fargo

The ultimate smackdown. Can’t make it on this date? Be sure to check them out on August 10th at Sanctuary Events Center!

timebombpro.com

Folkways Night Bazaar

June 22, July 20, September 14, Broadway Square, Fargo

Revel in a magical evening of food, music, art, and performance.

Shop from local artists, makers, and vintage shops.folkways.org/nightbazaar

Matt Hodeck and the Dakota Dutchmen

June 22

Get your polka fix at The Arts Center in Jamestown.

jamestownarts.com

Rapids River Days

Jun 22-24

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota celebrates summer with a concert, parade, Tanner’s Team Walk/Run, food fest and so much more.

visitstcloud.comevent/rapids-river-days/

St. Cloud Granite City Days

June 22-25

Celebrate with a parade, 5k, live music and a lemonade concert and art fair at St. Cloud University.

visitstcloud.comevent/st-cloud-granite-city-days/

America

June 23

Shooting Star Casino Mahnomen

Classic rock group America is hitting the Shooting Star stage in June.

starcasino.comevent/america/

Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament

June 23

Anglers compete for major prize money in Graham’s Island State Park.

The first 50 kids in the free Fishing Derby receive a rod and reel. facebook.comdevilslakechamberfishingtournament/

Scandinavian Festival

June 23-24

An authentic Scandinavian event featuring dancing, entertainment, food, and other activities at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. nordiccultureclubs.weebly.com

5th Annual Spiritwood Resort Lake Jam

June 23-24

Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy four bands over the course of this two-day festival. Shuttles leave from Jamestown. spiritwoodresort.comevents

Lehr 125th Celebration

June 23-25

Dance to the Dakota Rangers, parade, car show, fantastic food, all class reunions. Take a walk in the town too tough to die.

facebook.comLehr125th

Jersey Boys

June 23-25, 27, 30

This documentary-style musical showcases the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

westfargoevents.comeventing/

Kidder County Classic

June 24

Robinson ND hosts an annual gravel bike ride, 20 and 70 mile routes. Hanson’s Bar has cold beer and a great view of the start/finish line.

kiddercountyclassic.wixsite.comgravel

Pekin Days

June 24-25

Come for music in the park, a parade,jigsaw puzzle contest, inflatables for kids, bingo, a horseshoe tournament, and the Pekin Days Art Show.

nelsoncountyarts.com2023-pekin-days-art-show/

Kathie Brekke & The 42nd Street Jazz Band

June 25

The Moorhead Public Library offers jazzy, fun music at this outdoor concert. It’s free, thanks to the Minnesota Art & Cultural Heritage Fund.

larl.org/locations/moorhead/

Tony n' Tina's Wedding

June 23-25, June 30-July 1

Join the wedding party for a pasta dinner, champagne toast and dancing during this rollicking play at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.

empireartscenter.com

FM Opera International Dinner

June 28

Enjoy modern Greek cuisine from Chef Eric Watson at the Fargo Country Club.

fmopera.org

Kindness Postcards Craft Class

June 29

Design and decorate postcards to send to loved ones or seniors in the community. This West Fargo Public Library event is free for all ages.

westfargolibrary.org/

Wishek 125th Celebration

June 29-30, July 1-2

Who was founded first, Lehr or Wishek? Ask indiscreetly, provoke heated arguments.

facebook.comprofile.php?id=100064902872145

Go Dog Go!

June 30, July 1-2

TruNorth Theatre, Bismarck

Community musical based on the beloved children’s book by P.D. Eastman.

tinyurl.com2p97w86j

July

Ben Folds

July 1, Outdoors at Fargo Brewing

The alternative rock singer and songwriter.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-ben-folds-fargo/

Jodi Peterson Exhibit

July 1-15

Jodi Peterson’s cast, fused, and slumped glass will be featured at Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake (see more atwolfnestglassworks.com).

artofthelakes.org/

701 Day

July 1

Celebrate North Dakota in Broadway Square. Agriculture workshop, entertainment, photo stations, art, giveaways and a scavenger hunt.fargoparks.combroadway-square/events-and-deadlines/701-day

Street Faire at the Lakes

July 2-3

Two days of crafts, music, food and fun in Downtown Detroit Lakes.

(and close to the best beach in hundreds of miles)

dlstreetfaire.com

Mandan Rodeo Days

July 2-4

Bull and saddle bronc riders, ropers and barrel racers at the new rodeo grounds. Don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks.

mandanrodeo.com

Art in the Park

July 3-4

Vendors, artists, crafters and shoppers flood Mandan’s Dykshoorn Park for a summer shopping and snacking celebration.

artintheparknd.com#/

Moorhead 4th of July Celebration

July 4

At Horizon Shores Park, but you can see the fireworks all over Moorhead, possibly also in Fargo. 218.284.4643

mhdmba.org

Bonanzaville 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks

July 4

Pony rides, bouncy houses, fireworks, and more. 701.282.2822

bonanzaville.org

Sertoma Fabulous Fourth and Fireworks, Grand Forks

July 4

The largest fireworks display in the state. Come early for food trucks, yard games, live music and a chance to win huge prizes.

Gfsertoma.org

Mandan 4th of July Parade

July 4

Spectators from near and far, the region's largest parade.

mandanparade.com

ND Country Fest, New Salem

July 5-8

Four days of camping and country music. Headliners include Sawyer Brown, Rodney Atkins, Deana Carter, Justin Moore, Lee Brice.

ndcountryfest.com

Lando Live Music Festival

July 6-8

Sky Dancer Casino and Resort, Bowling for Soup, Puddle of Mudd

landolivend.com

Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 6-9

Where undiscovered talent is recognized and big breaks occur, not to mention Manitoba Nice camping camaraderie. We’re going.

winnipegfolkfestival.ca/the-2023-winnipeg-folk-festival-lineup-is-here/

Red River Valley Fair

July 7-16

Exhibits, rides, livestock, entertainment, midway shows, and food. Flo Rida and the Ying Yang Twins, Shinedown, Jelly Roll 701.282.2200 redrivervalleyfair.com

Mad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n

July 8

Shooting Star Casino Bagley

Come see “grillologists” Mad Dog & Merrill film an episode of their TV series Midwest Grill’n.

starcasino.combagley/

Red River Market

July 8-October 28

Vendors and live entertainment return to downtown Fargo every Saturday through October (except for the Sunday after Downtown Street Fair).

redriver.market/

Sodbuster Days

July 8-9

At Fort Ransom State Park, turn of the century farm and homemaking demonstrations, live old-time music, food and beverages

parkrec.nd.gov/events/sodbuster-days

Amazing Animal Adaptations with the ZOOmobileJuly 13

The Red River Valley Zoo staff lead this interactive session at the Moorhead Public Library.

larl.org/locations/moorhead/

West Fargo Parks Scavenger Hunt

July 13

Bring a team to Veterans Memorial Arena for a free meal and an epic scavenger hunt in the West Fargo Parks.

wfparks.org/

Downtown Fargo Street Fair

July 13-15

Vendors from around the country tempt 150,000 visitors with their wares at this massive outdoor shopping, street food and live music event. fargond.gov/how-do-i/visiting-or-moving-to-fargo/street-fair

Singin’ in The Rain

July 13-15, 19-22, and 26-29

Trollwood Performing Arts School presents this beloved musical at the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead.

trollwood.org/mainstage-musical/

Cowtown Hoedown

July 14-16

This party in New Salem offers a car and tractor show, pancake breakfast, live music, races, a demo derby, and a pitchfork steak fondue.

http://www.newsalem-nd.comevents.html

Races at the North Dakota Horse Park, Fargo ND

July 14,15, 22, 23, 29 and 30 Three weekends of quarter horse and thoroughbred races. The only quarter horse races in the region. hrnd.org/

Northwest Water Carnival

July 14-23

Detroit Lakes bursts with family-friendly fun, including a city-wide garage sale, water fights, ice cream, helicopter rides and live music on the beach.

dljaycees.comwater-carnival

Rare Beer Picnic

July 15, 8th St N, Moorhead

A Rare Beer Festival focusing on Aged, Soured, and Infused beer. rarebeerpicnic.com

Truck Pull

July 15, Robinson ND

The Robinson Lions Club hosts the granddaddy of all Truck Pulls. Street food, dust, loud trucks, and cold beer. You ain’t country unless you’ve been.

facebook.comevents/hansons-bar/robinson-truck-pull/154315812048812/

Tinkers and Thinkers Family Fun Night

July 18

Bring the family and get creative at the POW/MIA Plaza in the heart of downtown West Fargo.

westfargoevents.comeventing/

Rec on the Go Pool Party

July 18

Come for swimming at Veterans Memorial Pool, free lawn games, inflatables and a free dinner.

wfparks.org/

TEDx Fargo

July 20, Fargo Civic Center

We challenge your perception of the uncomfortable, the new, and the different. Why do some people thrive on the edge while it scares others?

Tedxfargo.com

Moondance

July 20-22

Gin Blossoms, Rick Springfield, Stone Temple Pilots, and Spin Doctors headline this premier camping and music festival in Walker.

moondancejam.com

Zoo Brew, Red River Zoo

July 21

A unique event made possible by the generosity of Happy Harry’s. Sample many breweries, enjoy live music, help save endangered species. eventbrite.come/zoo-brew-presented-by-happy-harrys-tickets-623584848067

Trace Adkins

July 21

Shooting Star Casino Mahnomen

Country music icon Trace Adkins is joining the Shooting Star entertainment lineup in July.

starcasino.comevent/trace-adkins/

Hairball

July 21, Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights, West Fargo

The nation’s most ambitious cover band returns to F-M-WF. Exhaustive preparation, as close as any band will get to the original.

thelightswf.comevent/hairball/

North Dakota State Fair

July 21-29

The biggest fair in the state returns with big name hip-hop and country music headliners, and a high-energy midway.

ndstatefair.com

Prairie Pothole Festival

July 21-23

Three days of grassroots music and art plus shopping, camping and workshops just outside of Anamoose.

prairiepotholemusicfestival.com

Buffalo Days

July 21-23

Celebrate Jamestown’s famous white buffalo with a parade, car show, street dance and plenty of chances to shop and eat. discoverjamestownnd.comevents/

Silent Reading Party

July 22

Check out a book from the Fargo Public Library (or bring your own) to Bear Creek winery. Librarians provide snacks and suggestions. 21+

fargond.gov/city-government/departments/library/calendar-of-events

Granger Smith

July 22

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

The Baptist minister and country music singer-songwriter and radio host.

epiceventsnd.comepic-events/granger-smith

An R-Rated Magic Show

July 23

Head to the Empire Arts Center to see Grant Freeman’s funny (and occasionally raunchy) magic show.

empireartscenter.com

The Handy Boys

July 23

Bring the family to a free, outdoor concert at the Moorhead Public Library.

larl.org/locations/moorhead

Dilworth Loco Daze

July 24-29, Dilworth, Minn.

Parade, music, 5K run, adult and youth dances, spaghetti feeds, bingo. Water fights between neighboring fire departments? Probably not this year.

sites.google.comview/dilworthlocodaze/home

Whiskey Meyers

July 25, Alerus Center, Grand Forks

Southern rock/country group from Palestine, Texas

aleruscenter.comevents/detail/whiskey-myers

Fort Totten Days Pow Wow

July 28-30

Fort Totten, ND

An event held by the Spirit Lake Pow Wow Committee. All are welcome. Drumming, dancing, singing, and honoring their cultures.

spiritlakenation.com

Denise Lajimodiere's appointment as ND Poet Laureate.

July 27, Belcourt ND

A celebratory reception for Lajimodiere. One bus from Fargo and one from Bismarck will transport folks to Belcourt at no charge for the event. NDSU.Press@ndsu.edu

Express Yourself with Indigenous Dancing and SingingJuly 27The Buffalo River Singers and Dancers perform at the Moorhead Public Library.

larl.org/locations/moorhead

Footloose

July 28-30, August 1-4

Stage West brings the musical version of the 80s movie to the stage at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights.

westfargoevents.com/eventing

Art in the Park

July 30

DL City Park in Detroit Lakes. Art, crafts, furniture, clothing and more.

visitdetroitlakes.comevent/art-in-the-park

August Aviation Camp

July 31-August 4

Fargo Air Museum

Week long day camp for youth ages 10-17 to learn all things aviation

fargoairmuseum.org/education

Sioux Falls Air Show

July

Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds as well as static aircraft displays. Bring walking shoes and a chair!

siouxfallsairshow.com

August

Book Exchange

August 3

Celebrate the Zoetic Spaces exhibit by bringing a book (even a banned one!) to the Plains Art Museum to trade.

plainsart.org/events

WeFest

August 3-5

Camping and country music in Detroit Lakes featuring Morgan Wallen, Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, Chase Rice.

wefest.com

Fiber Arts Festival

August 5, Hartl Building, Main Avenue, Fargo

Educating and entertaining all ages. Knit, spin, weave, crochet, embroider, shear, braid, felt, and quilt. 701.282.2200

fiberartsfest.com

Sheyenne River Fest

August 5

Kayaking on the Sheyenne river, crafts, music and vendors in and around Valley City.

facebook.comSheyenneRiverFest

Train with Better Than Ezra

August 5, Bluestem Amphitheater

Train: major composing talent, songs became anthems, were used in films and TV shows. Ezra: hummable melodies, guitar riffs, confessional lyrics.

jadepresents.comevent/2023-train-moorhead

Kidchella

August 5

Come to the Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights for arts, crafts, live music and family fun.

3PM-7PM

west fargo events.com/eventing

Indian Arts Festival

August 5-6

Learn from tribal historians, elders and storytellers at Fort Union near Williston. Artists’ beadwork, quillwork, ledger art, music and dance.

nps.gov/fous

Ashley Rodeo

August 5-6 7pm

Biggest little rodeo in ND and in Ashley ND. Thrills, chills, spills, and a street dance in very friendly Ashley.

tinyurl.commr3z9xn9

Capital A’Fair

August 5-6

Artists and artisans set up shop on the capitol grounds for Bizzo’s annual outdoor celebration of creativity and commerce.

bismarck-art.org

Capital A’Fair

August 5-6, Bismarck

One of the region’s largest summer art fairs, held on the Capitol Mall. Over 100 artisans from across the country. Music, great food and performers.

bismarck-art.org/

ND Renaissance Fair

August 5-6, 12-13

Lord and ladies gather at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds for feasting, jousting, live music and crafts.

redrivervalleyfair.comp/events/nd-renaissance-fair

Ice Cream Sunday

August 6, Plains Art Museum

Celebrate summer’s end and the release of our new fall classes with a delicious scoop of free ice cream and an ice cream-themed art project!

plainsart.org/events/

Glyndon Days Festival

August 7-12, Glyndon, Minn.

Craft show, handmade goods, parade, food trucks, city-wide garage sale, classic car cruise, bouncy castle, games for kids, check for updates.

glyndonmn.comprocess.php?option=com_content&id=18

Matilda

August 8-12, 15-19

See this classic children’s story brought to life on the Empire Arts Center stage by The Empty State Theatre.

empireartscenter.com

Share A Story

August 10, 3-7pm

Prairie Public at Broadway Square. Activities and fun for children. Every child gets a free book to take home. Meet PBS Kids' Nature Cat!

prairiepublic.org/community

ArtNight

August 10

Armour Park in West Fargo offers free activities like youth art projects, yard games, prizes and live music. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

wfparks.org

Sawyer Brown and Blackhawk

August 10, Essentia Health Plaza at the Lights

Blackhawk: beautiful vocals. Sawyer Brown, famous songs: Drive Me Wild, Six Days on the Road, Hallelujah He Is Born, Outskirts of Town.

thelightswf.comevent/sawyer-brown-and-blackhawk

Bacon and Brew at the Zoo

August 10

See the social side of Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. This fundraiser includes beer and wine samples and music in a festive outdoor setting. rpzoo.combacon-brew

FM Pride

August 10-13

Family events, Pride in the Park, dance party, block party, interfaith service and a parade.

fmpride.com

Def Leppard and Motley Crue

August 11, Fargodome

A great heavy metal show. As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

fargodome.comevents/detail/def-leppard-motley-crue-the-world-tour

Centerfest!

August 11-13, Hanson’s Bar, Robinson ND

Get centered in the Paradise City! Complete with an outstanding lineup that includes Centerfest’s official chickenshit bingo band Lost Horses.

facebook.comcenterfestnd

Crow Wing Viking Festival

August 12

Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd MN

Real vikings – no horns!

crowwingvikingfestival.com

Rockfest

August 11-12, Devils Lake

Boogie Woogie Beer Drinking Country. Starlettes Web, Women Who Kick.prozlakesideatthecove.comdevils-rockfest

Fargo Food Truck Festival

August 11-13

Red River Valley Fairgrounds 701.527.7868 701foodtrucks.com

fargomoorhead.org/event/fargo-food-truck-festival

Gary Allen

August 12

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

The Ruthless Tour, 25 years the hard way.

thelightswf.comevent/gary-allan

History Night

August 15

Fargo Air Museum

Featuring aviation themed speakers with local ties

fargoairmuseum.org

Buckcherry

August 15

Special guests LA Guns join Buckcherry at the Butler Arena at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

redrivervalleyfair.comevents

Pipestem Creek Trail Run

August 15

Race along scenic Pipestem Creek Trail near the Jamestown Reservoir. Choose the 3-mile route or the 8-mile option.

jamestownparksandrec.com

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

August 15

With special guests Thee Sacred Souls at Bluestem Amphitheater

jadepresents.comevent/2023-nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-moorhead

Central Minnesota Common Roots Music Festival

August 16-19

Downtown St. Cloud celebrates original music, art and local businesses.

visitstcloud.comevent/central-minnesota-common-roots-music-festival

Symphony Rocks

August 17

The Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome bring a mix of funk and country inspired by Stevie Wonder and Chris Stapleton’s Grammy duet to the Bluestem Amphitheater.

fmsymphony.org/symphony-rocks-bluestem

Broadway Square Bash

August 18

Head to downtown Fargo for live music, food, games and more. It’s free and family-friendly.

fargoparks.com

Downtown Street Fair

August 18-19

Buskers play to the crowd and street food sellers sell snacks to shoppers as they weave through the booths set up in the heart of Grand Forks. downtownforks.comdowntown-street-fair

Off the Charts Music Festival

August 18-20

Family-friendly music and entertainment in Cavalier

offthechartsnd.com

Hot Valley Nights

August 18-20

Catch Tigirlily Gold, Tracy Lawrence, Dylan Scott and more at this outdoor festival in East Grand Forks.

hotvalleynights.com

hotvalleynights.com

P!nk

August 19

P!nk’s Summer Carnival Tour with with Brandi Carlile, Grouplove and DJ Kid Cut Up at the Fargodome

fargodome.comevents/detail/pink

Lindsey Stirling

August 23

High energy violinist at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead with special guests Walk the Earth

jadepresents.comevent/2023-lindsey-stirling-moorhead/

Museum Uncrated: Downtown Sculpture and Mural Walk

August 23

Learn about public art in downtown Fargo during this guided walking tour.

plainsart.org/events/

Barnesville Potato Days

August 25-26

A unique, memorable experience. There's food, merchandise, and a whole lot of fun to be had.

potatodays.com

Island Park Show

August 26-27

Juried Arts and Craft Festival with 100+ different booths, food and entertainment for the whole family 701.499.6060

Fargoparks.com

Pioneer Days

August 26-27

Living history demos, food, traditional games and more at Bonanzaville

Pat Lenertz BandAugust 27

This free outdoor show is held outside the Moorhead Public Library.

larl.org/locations/moorhead

September

The Chicks

The country legends’ world tour visits the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

dennysanfordpremiercenter.comevents

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

September 1-4

Rollag, MN

Feature: "Honoring our Veterans and Military

www.rollag.com

Harvestfest 2023

September 6-10

Come to Hazen ND for a parade, food trucks, carnival games, a street dance, Fleischkuekle Fundraiser and so much more.

visithazennd.comevents

Dickinson Pride of Dakota Showcase

September 8-9

Shop for favorite art, books, jewelry, food and more from North Dakota businesses, artists and makers.

prideofdakota.nd.gov/events/dickinson

2023 Bismarck Food Truck Fest

September 8-10

Come for 20 Food Trucks. Stay to build your own derby car, meet the Larks mascot and watch Saturday’s Corgi races.

701foodtrucks.com

United Tribes International Powwow

September 8-10

Thousands of dancers and drummers from all over the U.S. and Canada gather in Bismarck for one of the most popular powwows in the region. Unitedtribespowwow.com

Junk Fest

September 9

Shoppers flock to the Foster County Fairgrounds in Carrington to stock up on antique, salvaged, upcycled and vintage treasures. junk-fest.blogspot.com

St. Cloud Craft Beer and Cider Fest

September 9

Come to Dick Putz Field for unlimited 2 oz beer and hard cider sampling.

visitstcloud.comevent/st-cloud-craft-beer-ciderfest-2

Sodbuster Days

September 9-10

Come to Fort Ransom State Park for agriculture and homemaking demonstrations, old-fashioned music, food and beverages

parkrec.nd.gov/events/sodbuster-days

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

September 10

With special guest Wednesday at Bluestem Amphitheater

bluestemamphitheater.org/event/2023-jason-isbell-and-the-400-unit-moorhead

Big Iron Farm Show

September 12-14

The valley’s largest agricultural showcase returns to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

bigironfarmshow.com

15th Annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival

September 13-16

Films that celebrate the lived experience of LGBTQIA+ folks are showcased at the Fargo Theatre.

fmlgbtff.org

Bismarck Marathon

September 14-16

thebismarckmarathon.com

Elle King and 38 Special

September 15

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

thelightswf.comevent/38-special-and-elle-king

Harvest Moon Festival

September 16

Sample craft beer, wines and spirits and enjoy food, crafts, and live music too.

moondancejam.com

The Music Box

September 16

Hear live, local music at this outdoor, all ages show in Grand Forks. Open jam to follow, so bring an instrument.

empireartscenter.com

Billy Currington

September 22

The Eli Young band join the country crooner live at the The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, Minnesota.

visitstcloud.comevent/billy-currington-special-guests-eli-young-band-ledge-amphitheater

Fargo Junk Market

September 22-23

Upcycled, reclaimed, antiques, vintage and gifts at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds

abeejunk.com

Roughrider Ink and Iron Expo

September 22-24, Veterans Memorial Arena, West Fargo

Celebrate tattooing artistry and motorcycle building. 701.433.5370 roughriderexpo.com

Norsk Hostfest

September 27-30, Minot

Non-stop in the city that never sleeps, at least in September: authentic Scandinavian goods, culture, traditions, dining and entertainment.

hostfest.com

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