Fill Your February in North Dakota
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is chock full of things to do in North Dakota. Everywhere across the state, locals are embracing the invigorating winter chill with activities like ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For those who prefer more of a temperature-controlled environment, there is a wide range of craft fairs, home shows and live performances to choose from. Come find your February fun in North Dakota this winter. For details on these or other events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
Sport and Rec Show
Gear up for spring and summer at the Jamestown Sport and Rec Show. Bring the entire family and find fun ways to learn more about their favorite outdoor activity from camping to fishing. Visit http://jamestowncalendar.com/ to learn more or call 701-252-4835.
Wahpeton 150 Years Winter Celebration
This southeastern North Dakota town celebrates its 150th birthday this month and extends an invitation to all! Spend the weekend enjoying a snow sculpting contest, a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament, a waffle breakfast, fireworks and much more. Check out www.wahpeton150.com/; 701-642-8559.
Cabin Fever Days
Fight cabin fever with fun activities at Jamestown’s Cabin Fever Days. The Jamestown Parks and Rec Department coordinates with the local community to support active winter fun like cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and a basketball tournament. Learn more at www.jamestownparksandrec.com/events/?ID=35; 701-252-3982.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presented by the Fargo Moorhead Community Theater
Enjoy a night out and see a contemporary twist on a Sherlock Holmes-styled mystery, as the Fargo Moorhead Community Theater presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. For more information, visit www.fmct.org/; 701-235-1901.
Fight the Frost
Gather family and friends and head to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks or the Bismarck Event Center to jump your way through three days of fun. More than 35 inflatables, including eight obstacle courses and a designated kiddie land will be onsite to entertain “kids” of all ages. 701-373-0104.
Magic City Car and Trade Show
Come out for a day of race cars, muscle cars, classic cars, Northern Mini-Racers and vendors. Take advantage of this fun event to learn more about cars, or to share your own knowledge. For more information, visit http://ndstatefair.com/; 701-857-7620.
Back for its 19th year, ShiverFest is a fun “hodge-podge” of festivities that includes youth ice-fishing tournaments, snow-ga (snow yoga), ice golfing, pond hockey and sleigh rides. Dress warmly and check out these events – and many more. Visit www.devilslakend.com; 701-662-4903.
Join Northern Plains Dance for a thrilling performance featuring local dancers, artists and musicians as they push creative boundaries through collaborative efforts. Dance+ features both contemporary and classical dance and “explores the bold physicality and imagination of the world of dance.” Visit www.northernplainsdance.org/; 701-530-0986.
Unglued Craft Fest
Head to the Plains Art Museum for the Unglued Craft Fest and (happily) lose yourself among more than 70 vendors showcasing handmade goods, art and crafts. Join free workshops for both kids and adults or buy tickets to the Craft Preview Party on Friday night. Enjoy live music, a craft beer garden and free gallery admission. Learn more about the fun at www.ungluedmarket.com/fest/.
Red River Valley Home and Garden Show
If you are looking for inspiration to tackle that home renovation project, look no further than the Red River Valley Home and Garden Show. Head to the Fargodome and explore more than 300 vendors booths to learn about the latest trends and selections of home and garden goods. Why not make February the time to get a jump-start on those domestic plans? www.hbafm.com/events/home-garden; 701-232-5846.