Indoor or outdoor, February sizzles in North Dakota

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From pond hockey tournament to classic arts, February sizzles with entertainment options. Traditional winter activities include skiing, hockey and ice skating. Festivals throughout the state help us celebrate the winter season (and its end). And lovers of fine arts can check out the production Les Miserables. For details on these or other events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Monster Jam
Fargodome
February 1-2
Watch your favorite Monster Trucks racing and ripping up a custom-designed track at the Fargodome. www.monsterjam.com; 701-241-9100

Cabin Fever Days and Jack Frost Festival
Jamestown
February 1-10
All the winter fun you can handle is packed into a week: ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides and tournaments galore will keep you active. Don't miss the Jack Frost Festival with live entertainment kids' games at Jamestown Civic Center on February 2. www.tourjamestown.com;; 701-252-3982

Rumors
Fargo
February 1-10
Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater performs the classic Neil Simon comedy. 701-235-6778

Mozart and Les Mis
Belle Mehus Auditorium, Bismarck
February 2
Half of the evening is a fully staged version of Mozart's comic one-act opera, "Impresario" (in English), and the other half is music from the Broadway (and now movie) musical, Les Miserables. www.bismanchorus.com; 701-400-7774

6th annual Soup It Up!
Taube Museum, Minot
February 2
Spend a Saturday afternoon surrounded by art and friends while enjoying mouth-watering soups from Minot master chefs. This 6th annual event will feature live music, a silent auction with a variety of gift baskets, pottery and additional art items to take home.  www.taubemuseum.org; 701-838-4445

Winter Carnival
Valley City
February 5-6
Indoor activities include games for the kids, swimming, roller skating, a texting contest, a cooking show and beer tasting for adults. Also enjoy a snow sculpting contest, a train ride, and cross-country skiing. 701-845-1891

2013 Women's Challenge
Binford
February 7-9
The Women's Challenge is a  great way for mothers and daughters, sisters, cousins and friends to explore something new and meet the challenge. Prairie Isle Dog Trekking encourages women of all ages to step outside of their comfort zone with the help of the sled dogs. Men and couples are also welcome. http://prairieisledogtrekking.com/; 701-345-8554

Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure
Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton
February 9
Native American culture and winter activities are combined in this day-long event. Participants will hike, do crafts and eat dinner in an earthlodge, Native American storytellers and artists will share their talents and stories. Advanced reservations with a fee are required. www.nps.gov/knri; 701-745-3300

Ice Fishing Derby
Jamestown Reservoir
February 15-16
Annual fishing derby hosted by the Jamestown Rural Fire Department. http://jrfd.org/; 701-252-5741

ShiverFest
Devils Lake
February 15-17
ShiverFest is a collaboration of winter events: hockey, curling, ice golf, kite flying, sleigh rides, pond hockey tournament and youth ice fishing tournament. www.devilslakend.com; 701-662-4903 or 800-233-8048

Sport and Recreation Show
Jamestown Civic Center
February 15-17
Expo featuring vendors in the sporting and recreation fields display new products for the 2013 season. 701-252-1400

George Strait and Martina McBride
Alerus Center, Grand Forks
February 16
Country music legend George Strait will be making his first stop in Grand Forks as part of "The Cowboy Rides Away" Tour. Martina McBride is special guest. www.aleruscenter.com; 701-792-1420

Rain: A Beatles Tribute
Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks
February 19
Together longer than The Beatles, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome. www.cfa.und.edu; 701-777-4090

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Bottineau
February 22-24
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops are designed for women with an interest in learning skills related to the outdoors. Winter activities may include dog sledding, winter survival, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tracking. www.gf.nd.gov/education/becoming-outdoors-woman;701-263-4514
 
These are just a few events and activities in North Dakota during February. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663

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