Arts, culture and recreation flourish as March arrives in North Dakota

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March through the remainder of winter by enjoying the area’s arts, cultural and recreational offerings this month. Admire artistic talents of musicians, dancers, cinematographers and artisans, or create your own masterpieces. Race in North Dakota’s first-ever ultra-marathon, or get ready for summer recreation by attending one of the many sports shows. To find more information about events in North Dakota in March, or for a complete list of activities, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Fargo Film Festival
Fargo
March 4-8

The Fargo Film Festival is the premier film festival event in North Dakota. Special guests include Eleanor Winkler, Art Phillips, Keri Pickett, Roger Furlong, Matthew Perkins and others. www.fargofilmfestival.org/; 701-239-8385

49th annual Red River Valley Sportsmen Show
Fargo
March 6-9

Five shows in one: camping, boating, hunting, fishing and travel with seminars and exhibits at the Fargodome. http://fargosportshow.com; 701-241-9100

From the Silver Screen: Choreographers’ Showcase
Bismarck
March 7-8

Enjoy styles of dance from classical to contemporary, sometimes blending all at once. The Choreographers’ Showcase at Belle Mehus Auditorium is a mixed bill program inspired by film. www.northernplainsdance.org; 701-530-0986

Ramblers Motorcycle Show
Minot
March 8-9

Motorcycle enthusiasts showcase custom bikes judged for their quality, class, and, of course, looks. Many people paint and accessorize the bikes themselves. www.ramblersmc.com; 701-859-5333

Mouse River Players: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Minot
March 13-16

The family-friendly atmosphere brings Charley Brown and friends to life and examines the world through their eyes. http://mouseriverplayers.com/season; 701-838-3939

Scrapbooking Retreat
Binford
March 16-17

Enjoy four uninterrupted days and nights of scrapping at the Red Willow Bible Camp Retreat Center. Eat, sleep, and work on your projects under one roof. 701-767-2681

Williston Sports and Recreation Show
Williston
March 14-16

Get out of the house and check out this three-day event of vendors and demonstrations featuring traveling, RVing, camping, hunting, fishing, kid zone and more. 701-774-9041

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Fargo
March 15

Everyone’s Irish for a day when Fargo-Moorhead celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. www.fmstpats.com; 701-364-9867

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra presents Tour of Russia
Bismarck
March 15

Bismarck native Katherine Bormann performs Tchaikovsky’s riveting Violin Concerto in D Major, and the orchestra will shine in this Russian-inspired program. www.bismarckmandansymphony.org

Prairie Quilt Festival
Minot
March 20-23

This event at the Grand International consists of a quilt show, quilt classes and demonstrations offered by area and national teachers, and the ever popular vendors’ market. www.minotquilters.com

END-SURE: Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run
McLeod
March 29

A beautiful trail ultra-marathon with 100-K, 50-K and 25-K relay options. Race covers the entire length of the Sheyenne National Grasslands section of the North Country Trail, southwest of Fargo. This event is North Dakota's longest footrace and first ultra-marathon. http://endracing.com/end-sure; 701-330-0709

These are just a few festive events and activities in North Dakota during March. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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