January invites you to get out and play in North Dakota

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Winter activities are heating up for skiers, snowmobilers, ice anglers and music fans. Downhill ski areas are open, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are ready, northern pike are waiting just under the ice, and live concerts and festivals are in full swing. To find more information about events in North Dakota in January, or for a complete list of activities, go to NDtourism.com; 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

FARGO-MOORHEAD COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS: The New Year’s Revue-Gems of Broadway
January 3-5
Fargo

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre will ring in the New Year with its annual New Year's Revue. Join the fun with a celebration of music from some of the best musicals ever written. http://fmct.org/; 701-235-6778

Prairie Isle Dog Trekking
January 5 - March 9
Binford

Enjoy hands on learning in dog sledding for people of all ages. Groups and families are welcome for all day events. Plan a trip with the sled dogs for a fun time in beautiful ND winter. http://prairieisledogtrekking.com/; 701-345-8554

5th annual Pink Ribbon Riders ND Snow Run
January 10-11
Bottineau             

Join in the fun of this two-day event that combines the passion of snowmobiling and the ability to help men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. The Snow Run is open to both men and women and  includes a welcome party, door prizes, contests, snowmobile ride and awards banquet. www.pinkribbonriders.com; 701-263-4295

PINK
January 11
Fargo

Rock out to this American singer-songwriter that is considered one of pop’s most powerful vocalists. http://fargodome.com/event-page-new?e_id=22; 701-241-9100

Winter Ag Expo 
January 14-15
Jamestown 

Get an early jump on all the latest ag-related technology with free seminars and new ideas at the agri-business booths. The event will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days in the Jamestown Civic Center. 701-252-1400

Winter Wonderland 2013
January 17
Bismarck

Try an out-of-this-world experience while learning about constellations, our solar system, stargazing and much more. The event will feature a portable planetarium set up for viewing constellations indoors and astronaut training exercises. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. www.gatewaytoscience.org; 701-258-1975

Lady Antebellum
January 18
Fargo

Enjoy a night out in Fargo as the city hosts Country Music trio and CMA award winning Lady Antebellum on their “Take Me Downtown” tour with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. www.fargodome.com; 701-241-9100

Boat and Marine Show
January 24-26
Fargo
Get an early look at some of the newest and most exciting watercraft for the coming year. Summer is around the corner, and now is the time to add that new toy to the collection. www.fargoboatshow.com; 701-241-9100

Mardi Gras
January 24-26
Dickinson

Don’t travel to New Orleans or wait until March to enjoy Mardi Gras. Trinity High School brings the party to Dickinson. For more than 45 years, Mardi Gras has offered great food, an extensive midway, entertainment and an auction. This is family entertainment at its best. 701-483-6092

BisMan Bombshellz vs Fargo Furies & Bomberz vs Rock City Riot
January 25
Bismarck

Take in the action of this full-contact roller skating sport, played on a flat, oval track, in which points are scored by lapping members of the opposition. http://www.bismanbombshellz.com/

Devils Lake Volunteer Ice Fishing Tournament
January 25
Devils Lake

It’s time to sign up for one of the largest winter events in the region! Join the fun and also have a chance to win big prizes along with a raffle to benefit the Volunteer Fire Department. www.dlvfdicefishingtourney.com; 701-662-2147

STOMP 
January 28-29
Grand Forks

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique - an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. http://und.edu/chester-fritz-auditorium/; 701-777-4090

43rd annual KMOT Ag Expo and Livestock Show
January 29-31
Minot

Visit more than 360 exhibitors covering 950 booths at the largest indoor agricultural show in the Upper Midwest. Approximately 30,000 to 40,000 people have attended the annual show in recent years. www.kmot.com/Ag_Expo.asp; 701-852-5254

41st annual University of Mary Jazz Festival
January 31 – Feb. 1
Bismarck

Enjoy this non-competitive jazz festival featuring the best regional and national jazz musicians. The event includes a jazz concert Friday evening at the Bismarck Civic Center. www.umary.edu; 701-355-8015

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

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