Treat Spring Fever with North Dakota Fun this April
April in North Dakota is a happy time: Snow is melting, temperatures are rising and locals are eagerly anticipating the warmer months ahead. Gardeners and yardwork lovers can choose from several home shows to learn more about the latest in lawn and garden. Spring fever brings people out and about for live entertainment like a concert or the circus. April represents a fresh time of year and with that comes the desire to learn something new, like maple tapping or photography. Come find your version of fun in North Dakota this April. Learn more about these activities and a complete list of statewide events in April at NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
Home Show 2017
This annual home show helps attendees get a head start on spring cleaning. Be sure to head to the Home Show 2017 in Dickinson to learn what’s new in home and lawn improvement products. For more information, visit www.dickinsonareabuilders.com.
The Elephant Man
The University of Jamestown Theatre presents Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, a depiction of Joseph Merrick and the physical deformities that gave him celebrity status. The performance will be held in the DeNault Auditorium at the Reiland Fine Arts Center. http://jamestowncalendar.com/event/the-elephant-man/; 701-252-3467.
PhotoRx Getaway Photography Workshop
Take your photography skills to the next level at this three-day photography workshop at Coteau des Prairies Lodge near Rutland. Specifically geared toward beginners and amateurs in photography, this workshop focuses on moving away from “auto” mode in order to learn how to take great photos. The bonus is you can accomplish all of this while relaxing and having fun at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Visit http://photorxmedia.com/photorx-getaway/.
Prime Steel Car Show
Don’t miss one of the Upper Midwest’s largest indoor classic car shows. There will be hundreds of classic and special-interest automobiles on display, in addition to entertainment and food concessions. http://www.primesteelcarclub.com/annualshows/; 218-201-0813.
Maple Sugaring Day
Discover North Dakota maple syrup at Fort Stevenson State Park. Spend the day getting hands-on learning about the history and process of maple tapping, and enjoy pancakes with - you know it – fresh maple syrup. Learn more at http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/.
Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair
Back for its 26th year, the Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair showcases handmade goods from artisans across the United States. Enjoy a day visiting the array of exhibits and delighting in your one-of-a-kind finds. www.thebigone.biz; 701-837-6059
Fargo – March 31, April 1-2
Jamestown – April 5
The El Zagal Shrine Circus visits Fargo for several evenings of entertainment before heading to Jamestown to impress crowds there for one night. Enjoy acts featuring high-wire and trapeze artists, clowns, elephants, bears and much more. 701-241-9100 (Fargo) and 701-320-5909 (Jamestown) for information and tickets.
Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and enjoy other spring activities across North Dakota.
- April 8: Easter Egg Hunt at Dakota Zoo, Bismarck; https://dakotazoo.org/?id=111&page=Easter+Egg+Hunt.
- April 8: Museum Center Easter Event, Dickinson; http://www.visitdickinson.com/events/APRIL2017/MuseumCenterEasterEvent/.
- April 14-15: Easter Eggstravaganza, Fargo; http://www.fargomoorhead.org/event/easter-eggstravaganza/; 701-232-6102.
- April 15: Easter Egg Hunt Roosevelt Zoo, Minot; http://visitminot.org/events/easter-egg-hunt_7250/.
UNDIA Time-Out Wacipi Powwow
Curious about Native American culture? Don’t miss out on a week of lectures at the University of North Dakota Memorial Union, culminating with one of the state’s largest and renowned powwows. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about Native American culture and heritage through song, dance, art and food. www.und.edu/org/undia/; 701-777-4291
Fargo - April 20
Grand Forks – April 22
Bear witness to some of the greatest athleticism on the planet with the iconic Harlem Globetrotters at Scheels Arena in Fargo and the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The show promises to be an unforgettable family night out. http://scheelsarena.tickets.expert/results-ticket?evtid=2952035&event=The+Harlem+Globetrotters.
Friday Night Races
Races start in mid-April and run weekly throughout the summer months. Cheer on your favorite 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.
Calling all design enthusiasts: Come out for a day packed with speakers, workshops, shopping, food and more. Fargo’s own EcoChic is hosting a design conference catered to the DIY market featuring special guests Ree Drummond, Chip Wade, Maria Bosak and Grain Designs. http://scheelsarena.com/events/2017-eco-chic-design-conference-2/.