Events throughout North Dakota in May
Whether it's Folkfest, Horsefest, or Høstfest, North Dakotans know how to kick up their heels. Eat, drink and dance your way across the state by joining us in celebrating our heritage at countless rodeos, powwows, fairs and more culture "fests" than you can shake a barbecued turkey drumstick at.
For details on these or other events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
Marcus is Walking - Bismarck
5/2/2013 - 5/10/2013
Dakota Stage Ltd. is proud to present Marcus is Walking, a comedic drama, as the next show of its spectacular 34th season.
This comedic drama, comprised of 11 vignettes, takes place on the hundredth anniversary of a car; the play roams the emotional landscape of human frailty and vulnerability; charm and strength; as we travel in our cars. Control, navigation, love and escape, are some of the themes explored in this clever, contemporary comedy.Dakota Stage Ltd. will hold its run of Marcus is Walking at 412 E. Main Ave. in Bismarck. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays from May 2-12. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Reservations can be made after March 25, online at www.dakotastageltd.com, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 701-258-4998 and at the door before each show.
NIRA DSU Blue Hawk Rodeo Stampede,
Triple Crown Competitions - Dickinson
5/3/2013 - 5/5/2013
DSU Indoor Arena on State Avenue Dickinson Stark 605-515-0765 800-279-7391 http://www.visitdickinson.com
275 contestants from a five-state region will compete in rodeos. Friday performance 6.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. Admission: Adults $8/Youth $3.
Friday Night Races - Grand Forks
5/3/2013 - 5/23/2013
2300 Gateway Dr/River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks
701-780-0999 email@example.com http://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
Hotlaps @ 6:30 p.m.; Race Time @ 7:30 p.m. One of the best 1/3-mile dirt tracks in the nation. Cheer on your favorite drivers while Outlaw Sprints, Late Models and Superstocks all compete for the checkered flag.
Vince Herding Youth Fishing Derby - Wahpeton
Wahpeton Richland 701-642-6730. Youth fishing derby from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Truesdell at 701-642-6730
42nd Annual Brush Bunch Art Show - Walhalla
5/4/2013 - 5 /5/2013
American Legion, Walhalla, Pembina 701-549-3939 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for info. Free Art exhibit of local painters and craftsmen.
Annual 3 on 3 Hoopfest
5/4/2013 - 5/5/2013
Dickinson High School, Dickinson Stark County
701-225-5115 800-279-7391 http://www.visitdickinson.com
Open from Grade 4 through adult with divisions in boys, girls, men, women and Old Pro men's. Grades 7 through high school will play all games on Sunday only. To register go to: Kristi@dickinsonchamber.org
The Little Mermaid - Bismarck
Belle Mehus Auditorium, Bismarck Burleigh County
701-530-0986 email@example.com http://www.northernplainsdance.org
Saturday, May 4 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Sunday, May 5 2:30 p.m.Tickets range from $10-$25.
In another time, in a place far under the sea, there lived a mermaid princess. Her father's kingdom was more beautiful than can be imagined; yet every night, The Little Mermaid dreamed of the world at the surface. Based on the original tale of unrequited love and mistaken identity, Northern Plains Dance embarks on a new production that will enchant audiences young and old. Join The Little Mermaid on her adventures and watch the magic unfold, under the sea.
Key Ingredients: America By Food, a travelling Smithsonian Exhibit in Ellendale
5/4/2013 - 6/3/2013
8836 92nd St. SE, Ellendale County of Dickey
Daily, 1-4 p.m. Free.
What exactly are kolaces, spaetzle and pierogie? Most of us eat day in day out without giving a second thought to consider the wealth of history and culture that shapes our dining habits and taste preferences. Our recipes, menus, ceremonies, and etiquette are directly shaped by our country's rich immigrant experience, the history and innovations of food preparation technology, and the ever-changing availability of key ingredients.Curated by Charley Camp, Key Ingredients: America by Food explores the connections between Americans and the foods they produce, prepare, preserve, and present at table - a provocative and thoughtful look at the historical, regional and social traditions that merge in everyday meals and celebrations.
NIRA DSU Blue Hawk Roughrider Ropaganza - Dickinson
DSU Indoor Arena on State Avenue, Dickinson Stark County
605-515-0765 800-279-7391 http://www.visitdickinson.com
This team roping Triple Crown Competition starts at 11 a.m. with approximately 250 teams competing. Admission is free.
For more info, go to http://www.dsubluehawks.com/sport/0/16.php
Red River Festival - Wahpeton
Wahpeton Richland 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebration of the Red River and the importance of rivers and watersheds. All fourth-graders are welcome. For more information, contact Kathy Diekman at 701-642-8709.
Carol Burnett Skits and Songs - Fargo
333 Fourth St. S., Fargo Cass County 701-235-6778
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Sunday show 2 p.m. Box Office open M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced: $16 adult, $12 senior/student, $6 child.
The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre' Silver Follies Presents: Carol Burnett Skits and Songs. Directed by Rebecca Meyer Larson
Band Night Parade - Bismarck
Bismarck Parade Route, Bismarck Burleigh County
Parade celebrating music and featuring bands from the entire region. Come and enjoy the fun.
A Chocolate Affair - Dickinson
5/11/2013 - 5/11/2013
Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, Dickinson Stark County
701-483-8615 800-279-7391 http://www.visitdickinson.com
This event will feature handmade chocolates and quality wines. Several local chefs will be providing tastes of chocolate specialties from 6:30-9 p.m. The night will also feature two chocolate fountains, a mystery wine pull, entertainment TBA, People's Choice Award and Chef Recognition, along with a gift basket drawing. Admission tickets cost $30/person, which includes the raffle.
Annual Band Day - Williston
5/11/2013 - 5/11/2013
Harmon Park, Williston Williams County 701-774-9041
Band Day parade featuring marching bands from North Dakota and Canada; floats and a variety of entries. Food vendors and entertainment in the park at the Virgil Syverson Performance Center.
Spring In-The-Field Photography Workshop - Stanton
Knife River Indian Villages NHS, Stanton Mercer County 701-745-3300 http://www.nps.gov/knri. Free. Bring your camera for this in-the-field photography workshop. Please call for more information.
Mothers' Day at the Zoo - Fargo
5/12/2013 - 5/12/2013
4255 23rd Ave South, Fargo Cass County 701-277-924 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.redriverzoo.org/
Summer hours: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; winter hours: open weekends only 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids under 2 are free. Children 2-14 $5.75. Adults $8.75. Seniors $7.75. Zoo members are free. Celebrate Mothers' Day at the zoo, all moms get in free!
Mothers' Day Event - Dunseith
5/12/2013 - 5/12/2013
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith Rolette County 701-263-4390 888-432-6733 email@example.com
Office hours are 8 a.m-4 p.m.Self- Registration after office hours.
You may walk the garden from sunrise to sunset. No gate admission. Season passes ($25) are discounted $5. Sensational Mothers' Day Buffet 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free Entertainment: Clarinet player Bob Ventura & vocalists/guitar Edna and Bryant Lavallie. Free gate admission. $5 off season passes
5/16/2013 - 5/18/2013
FargoDome , Fargo Cass county 1.888.RUN.FARGO
Run fast, run friendly, run Fargo at this exciting annual event. The Fargo Marathon is three days of running events culminating with the marathon and half-marathon and a post-race concert. Other events include 5-K and 10-K races, wheelchair marathon, 5-K walk and team relay.
Old Fashioned Saturday Night in Enderlin
5/18/2013 - 5/18/2013
Enderlin Ransom 701-799-0725 firstname.lastname@example.org www.enderlinmuseum.org
Remember the "good old days" when Enderlin was the place to be on Saturday night? The Enderlin Historical Society has scheduled its second annual "Old Fashioned Saturday Night in Enderlin" fundraiser for May 18, 2013. Events will include a vintage car cruise and show, 1950s and 60s style record hop for all ages, popcorn stand, food specials typical of the era, shopping and other events.
Free-will donations will be accepted for museum special projects, including development of a comprehensive display of the history of music in the Enderlin area and for special UV-protective window shades to protect the artifacts while still allowing light into the rooms.
Round up your friends, dress for your favorite era if you wish, polish up that car for cruising around town, and make plans to head downtown on Saturday night, May 18 in support of your Historical Society and Museum.
Dakota Anglers Walleye/Northern Fishing Tournament - Jamestown
5/18/2013 - 5/19/2013
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown Stutsman County 701-252-8451 email@example.com http://ndsportfishingcongress.org
The 37th Annual Dakota Anglers Walleye / Northern Tournament will be held at the Jamestown Reservior. To obtain tourmament applications, call Kay Herrick at 701-252-8451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit ndsportfishingcongress.org
40th Annual Art Olson Swap Meet and Car Show - West Fargo
5/19/2013 - 5/19/2013
Bonanzaville, U.S.A. West Fargo, Cass County 701-238-4992 email@example.com http://www.fhcca.com Show, Sunday 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.mSetup Saturday 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.and Sunday 6:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m. $5.00 for adults and Children 12 and under free with adult.
Swap meet and car show. Crafts and collectibles. Venders welcome. Lunch and beverages available.
Hosted by The Red River Valley HCCA Regional Group.
Reforest the Red - Fargo
5/21/2013 - 5/21/2013
Fargo, Cass County 701-235-2895 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.riverkeepers.org 4-7 p.m. Free
Help plant 1,000 trees and shrubs along the Red River in celebration of Arbor Day!
Why: Development and cultural practices have prevented natural regeneration of trees along the banks of the river. Planting trees in key areas along the Red will create a buffer to maintain river bank stability, encourage the growth of native plants, improve water quality (F-M's drinking water source!), and provide habitat for river wildlife.
Who: You, your family, friends, and/or associates. For safety reasons we ask that one adult be present for every five children.
How: Short trainings will be held at various times throughout. Volunteers will dig holes, plant, mulch, and water.
What to wear: Long pants, closed toed flat shoes, and gloves that can get muddy. Dress for the weather. We've planted in snow, rain and heat!
What to bring: If you have shovel, write your name on the handle.
Food and water: Snacks and Pepsi products will be provided while supplies last.
Wild West Shootout - Jamestown
5/25/2013 - 5/25/2013
Frontier Village, Jamestown Stutsman County 701-320-2725 3 p.m. Free
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Sky Fest Over Fort Stevenson - Garrison
5/25/2013 - 5/27/2013
1252A 41st Ave. NW, Garrison McLean County 701-337-5576 or 701-898-4500 800-799-4242 email@example.com http://www.skyfestnd.com 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
Park entrance fee. Kite flying festival for all ages. See the website for specific details. Contact Rena Rustad at 701-898-4500 for details.
Devils Run Car Show & Rod Run - Devils Lake
5/30/2013 - 6/2/2013
Roosevelt Park, Devils Lake Ramsey County 701-740-7340 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.greaterdakotaclassics.com/events/devils_run.html
All day $50 for all entries are for two people and 10 meals. They also include entry to all Devils Run activities.
This is the 21st anniversary for Devils Run, North Dakota's largest rod run and car show. We are known for the largest and longest parade Saturday morning, along with so many activities, tours, cruises and FUN. It's impossible to participate in everything. Visit our Web site for details, entry forms and a complete schedule. Entry forms and hotel/motel information is at www.greaterdakotaclassics.com.
Large top-quality collector car auction on Saturday, June 1.
Kinship Amazing Race - Wahpeton
5/31/2013 - 5/31/2013
Wahpeton Richland. Participate in team challenges, bicycling, racing and obstacle courses.