Stay active this May in North Dakota

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We’ll be walking, running, marching, fishing and celebrating as May takes us on a headlong flight toward summer. The month of May can still be fickle, but more and more people are getting outside to enjoy activities from fishing to kite flying. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Marcus is Walking


May 2-10

Comedic drama of 11 vignettes takes place on the 100th anniversary of a car. The play roams the emotional landscape of human frailty, vulnerability, charm and strength as we travel in our cars.; 701-258-4998

Vince Herding Youth Fishing Derby


May 4

Angling enthusiasts can take this opportunity to help a child land a whopper. 701-642-6730

42nd annual Brush Bunch Art Show and Sale


May 4-5

Still shopping for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Stroll through exhibits featuring work by local artists, and buy mom one of their original prints, paintings and photographs. 701-549-3939

Carol Burnett Skits and Songs


May 9-12

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater’s Silver Follies presents some of the best skits and songs from the classic Carol Burnett Show.  701-235-6778

Band Day Parade


May 10

Get out and enjoy the parade celebrating music and featuring bands from the entire region. 701-333-0285

A Chocolate Affair


May 11

This event will feature handmade chocolates, quality wines, two chocolate fountains, a mystery wine pull and live entertainment.; 701-483-8615 or 888-279-7391

Band Day


May 11

Band Day parade featuring marching bands from North Dakota and Canada plus floats and a variety of entries. Food vendors and entertainment in the park. 701-774-9041

Mother’s Day Event

International Peace Garden, Dunseith

May 12

It’s mom’s day, so treat her to a buffet and entertainment at the International Peace Garden. The Sensational Mother’s Day Buffet will be followed by free entertainment by clarinet player Bob Ventura, and vocalists and guitarplayers Edna and Bryant Lavallie.; 701-263-4390 or 888-432-6733

Fargo Marathon


May 16-18

Race against the nation’s top marathoners at this fast-paced event. Half marathon, 10-K, 5-K and other runs planned. Musical entertainment during and after the race.; 800-235-7654

Turtle Mountain Birding Festival


May 17-19

Join top birders and biologists in search of Baird’s sparrow, Sprague’s pipit, Le Conte’s sparrow and many other species. Meals, lodging and transportation from MSU-Bottineau campus included. Guided treks daily.; 888-918-5623

Old Fashioned Saturday Night in Enderlin


May 18

Remember the good old days when Enderlin was the place to be on Saturday night? Enjoy 50s and 60s style music, vintage car show and fun foods.; 701-437-3205

Dakota Anglers Walleye/Northern Fishing Tournament


May 18-19

Grab the fishing gear and head to Jamestown for the 37th annual Dakota Anglers Walleye/Northern Tournament at the Jamestown Reservoir.; 701-252-8451

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson

Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison

May 25-27

Check out this kite flying festival for all ages. Fly your own kite, build a kite or simply see kites of all shapes, sizes and colors.; 701-337-5576 or 800-799-4242

Devils Run Car Show and Rod Run

Devils Lake

May 30-June 2

North Dakota's largest rod run and car show is known for its Saturday morning parade. Many other activities, tours and cruises to pick from, including Pugsley’s Muscle Car Show as the kickoff on Friday.; 701-662-7222

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

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