Cure your Spring Fever with North Dakota Activities this April
If spring fever has you in the mood for a night on the town, check out local listings for different events ranging from the opera to the circus. Adults and kids alike have plenty of options for fun this April in North Dakota. Find more information about these activities and a complete list of statewide events in April at NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
Grand Forks Home Show
Warm weather is on its way and that yard and home to-do list is calling. Visit the Grand Forks Home Show and discover the abundance of home, remodeling, landscape and garden products available to help you tackle that list. With more than 150 vendors, there are items for all family members. Bouncy games, little builder workshops and an unsupervised playground are available for the younger crowd. To learn more, visit www.forxbuilders.com.
The Professional Rodeo and Cowboy Association visits the Fargodome, bringing in more than 200 contestants from the United States and Canada to compete in seven events. Professional cowboys and cowgirls attempt to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in a range of events, from saddle bronc riding, bareback riding and tie-down roping, Visit www.fargodome.com for more information.
Maple Sugaring Day
Get hands-on with North Dakota maple syrup at Fort Stevenson State Park! Spend the day learning about the history and process of maple tapping, and enjoy pancakes with - you guessed it – fresh maple syrup! Learn more at http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/.
36th Annual Freedom Riders Motorcycle Classic
Rev ’em up. Motorcycle enthusiasts showcase custom bikes judged for their quality, class, and – of course - looks! Replace worn-out leathers or pick up a new do-rag at one of the vendors.
Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair
For 25 years, the Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair has showcased handmade goods from artisans across the United States. Spend the day strolling through the exhibits and delighting at your one-of-a-kind finds. www.thebigone.biz; 701-837-6059
Bismarck – April 1-2; http://www.bismarckeventcenter.com/default.aspx
Jamestown – April 5; http://jamestowncc.com/
Fargo – April 15-17; http://www.fargodome.com/
Minot – April 25-27; http://minotshriners.com/circus.htm
The El Zagal Shrine Circus visits Jamestown for an evening of fun before it heads to Fargo for shows April 15-17. The event features high-wire and trapeze acts, clowns, elephants, bears and much more. Gather family and friends for a night out that promises to entertain and awe.
Fargo Moorhead Opera – Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Enjoy two one-act operas by beloved composer Giacomo Puccini. The first opera, Suor Angelica, conveys the plight of a young nun. Gianni Schicchi is a comedy taken from Dante’s Inferno and features the infamous and beautiful “O mio babbino caro.” Learn more at http://www.fmopera.org/web/home.aspx.
Home Show 2016
Get a head start on spring cleaning at the Home Show 2016 in Dickinson. Learn about home and lawn improvement products. For more information, visit www.dickinsonareabuilders.com.
Bismarck Earth Day Festival
Back for its ninth year, the Bismarck Earth Day Festival offers environmental games and activities, including a recycled art contest. Free event also features door prizes, educational booths, balloon critters, face painting and more. Visit www.facebook.com/BismarckEarthDayFestival
Friday Night Races
The green flag drops April 22 on the weekly auto racing season. Get in on the action and experience the sights and sounds of a race track. Cheer on your favorite car and driver as Outlaw Sprints, Late Models, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks all compete for the checkered flag on what’s considered one of the best 1/3-mile dirt tracks in the nation. www.rivercitiesspeedway.com; 701-780-0999.
UNDIA Time-Out Wacipi Powwow
Don’t miss out on this incredible event that both highlights and celebrates Native American culture and heritage through song, dance, art and food. www.und.edu/org/undia/; 701-777-4291
The comic world is in the business of unlocking unlimited imagination so head to Minot for three fun-filled days of gaming, cosplay, comics, panels and more. This year’s events include a Minecraft Build Off, Ninja training sessions, LAN tournaments and much more. Tickets are on sale at www.imagiconnd.com.
Prime Steel Car Show
April 30–May 1
If you admire the classics, be sure to get the Upper Midwest's largest show on your itinerary! Attending this year's show will be Steve Magnante, collector car expert and analyst for Barrett Jackson Auctions. Enjoy several seminars and activities. Find out more at http://www.primesteelcarclub.com/.
These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in April. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.
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