Cure your Spring Fever with North Dakota Activities this April

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If spring fever has you in the mood for a night on the town, check out local listings for different events ranging from the opera to the circus. Adults and kids alike have plenty of options for fun this April in North Dakota. Find more information about these activities and a complete list of statewide events in April at or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Grand Forks Home Show
Grand Forks
April 1-3

Warm weather is on its way and that yard and home to-do list is calling. Visit the Grand Forks Home Show and discover the abundance of home, remodeling, landscape and garden products available to help you tackle that list. With more than 150 vendors, there are items for all family members. Bouncy games, little builder workshops and an unsupervised playground are available for the younger crowd. To learn more, visit

PRCA Rodeo
April 1–2

The Professional Rodeo and Cowboy Association visits the Fargodome, bringing in more than 200 contestants from the United States and Canada to compete in seven events. Professional cowboys and cowgirls attempt to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in a range of events, from saddle bronc riding, bareback riding and tie-down roping, Visit for more information.

Maple Sugaring Day
April 2

Get hands-on with North Dakota maple syrup at Fort Stevenson State Park! Spend the day learning about the history and process of maple tapping, and enjoy pancakes with - you guessed it – fresh maple syrup! Learn more at

36th Annual Freedom Riders Motorcycle Classic
April 2-3

Rev ’em up. Motorcycle enthusiasts showcase custom bikes judged for their quality, class, and – of course - looks! Replace worn-out leathers or pick up a new do-rag at one of the vendors. 

Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair
April 8-9

For 25 years, the Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair has showcased handmade goods from artisans across the United States. Spend the day strolling through the exhibits and delighting at your one-of-a-kind finds.; 701-837-6059

Shrine Circus
Bismarck – April 1-2;
Jamestown – April 5;
Fargo – April 15-17;
Minot – April 25-27;

The El Zagal Shrine Circus visits Jamestown for an evening of fun before it heads to Fargo for shows April 15-17. The event features high-wire and trapeze acts, clowns, elephants, bears and much more. Gather family and friends for a night out that promises to entertain and awe.

Fargo Moorhead Opera – Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
April 8–10

Enjoy two one-act operas by beloved composer Giacomo Puccini. The first opera, Suor Angelica, conveys the plight of a young nun. Gianni Schicchi is a comedy taken from Dante’s Inferno and features the infamous and beautiful “O mio babbino caro.” Learn more at

Home Show 2016
April 9-10

Get a head start on spring cleaning at the Home Show 2016 in Dickinson. Learn about home and lawn improvement products. For more information, visit

Bismarck Earth Day Festival
April 21

Back for its ninth year, the Bismarck Earth Day Festival offers environmental games and activities, including a recycled art contest. Free event also features door prizes, educational booths, balloon critters, face painting and more. Visit

Friday Night Races
Grand Forks
April 22

The green flag drops April 22 on the weekly auto racing season. Get in on the action and experience the sights and sounds of a race track. Cheer on your favorite car and driver 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.; 701-780-0999.

UNDIA Time-Out Wacipi Powwow
Grand Forks
April 22–24

Don’t miss out on this incredible event that both highlights and celebrates Native American culture and heritage through song, dance, art and food.; 701-777-4291

April 22–24

The comic world is in the business of unlocking unlimited imagination so head to Minot for three fun-filled days of gaming, cosplay, comics, panels and more. This year’s events include a Minecraft Build Off, Ninja training sessions, LAN tournaments and much more. Tickets are on sale at

Prime Steel Car Show
Grand Forks
April 30–May 1

If you admire the classics, be sure to get the Upper Midwest's largest show on your itinerary! Attending this year's show will be Steve Magnante, collector car expert and analyst for Barrett Jackson Auctions. Enjoy several seminars and activities. Find out more at

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

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