Treat Spring Fever with North Dakota Fun this April

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Read for Spring? Join fellow gardeners and yardwork lovers at a home show to learn about new techniques and tools. Pursue that interest you’ve always had, whether it’s for classic cars or square dancing. Or, just get the family out and about for some live entertainment. For 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.

Foreigner and the Dave Eggar Orchestra
Grand Forks
April 2
Minot
April 3
Celebrate one of the most popular rock acts in the world, right here in North Dakota. The legendary group Foreigner teams up with the Dave Eggar Orchestra to offer audiences a unique collaboration and blend of the band’s hits. It is a limited live orchestra engagement, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this live performance. http://und.edu/chester-fritz-auditorium/; 701-746-0444.

Shrine Circus
Fargo
April 6
Jamestown
April 10
The El Zagal Shrine Circus visits Fargo before taking its show on the road to Jamestown. Crowds will 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.

Think & Drink – Happy Hour with North Dakota Humanities
Minot
April 8
Bismarck
April 29
Spend an evening discussing important and relevant topics with other thinkers at one of Humanities North Dakota’s Think & Drink series. The goal for the series isn’t to get everyone to agree on a particular point of view, but rather to spark and encourage healthy debate and philosophical discussion on a range of issues, all while enjoying a locally crafted brew. Learn more at https://www.humanitiesnd.org/thinkdrink.html.

Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair
Minot
April 13-14
Now in its 27th year, Minot’s Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair is a reliably wonderful showcase of all things handmade by artisans from all across the United States. Spend a day touring an array of exhibits and scoring some one-of-a-kind finds. www.thebigone.biz; 701-837-6059

Maple Sugaring Day
Garrison
April 14
Did you know you can make North Dakota maple syrup by tapping a Box Elder tree? Did you even know that Box Elder trees are in the maple family? Spend a day at Fort Stevenson State Park learning all about the techniques for tapping and boiling maple syrup in North Dakota. A free-will pancake and sausage breakfast will be served. Learn more at http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/.

Prime Steel Car Show
Grand Forks
April 14-15
Enjoy classic cars? Don’t miss out on one of the Upper Midwest’s largest indoor classic car shows. Hundreds of classic and special-interest automobiles will be on display. Check out the on-site entertainment and food concessions, as well. http://www.primesteelcarclub.com/annualshows/; 218-201-0813.

UNDIA Time-Out Wacipi Powwow
Grand Forks
April 20–21
Eager to learn more about Native American culture? Here’s your chance: For an entire week, lectures will be conducted at the University of North Dakota Memorial Union, giving attendees an opportunity to learn more about Native American culture and heritage. One of the state’s largest and most renowned powwows caps the week. https://und.edu/orgs/indian-association/powwow.cfm; 701-777-4291

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels presented by Fargo Moorhead Community Theater
Fargo
April 20–29
This ridiculous – but hilarious – 11-time Tony Award nominee is brought to life by the Fargo Moorhead Community Theater. Follow along – laughing and gasping all the way – as the show’s characters make an absolute spectacle of themselves. For more information, call 701-235-6778 or visit http://www.fmct.org/.

iMagicon
Minot
April 27–29
It’s North Dakota’s comic con; a fandom event featuring all fan genres. Join the adventure and participate in LAN parties, table top gaming, video gaming, cosplay contests and more. Visit http://www.imagiconnd.com/ to learn more; 701- 852-2504.

66th North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival
Bismarck
April 28
Calling all square dancers! The 66th Annual North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival will be held at the Burleigh County Senior Center and dancers of all levels are invited to attend. Square Dance is the official dance of the state of North Dakota, so come out for a day of fun, laughter and DANCE! To learn more, call 701-839-0755.

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.