Make for North Dakota this March
March in North Dakota is lively, whether you’re a sports fan, a film buff or a fan of motorcycles. Gear up for spring and summer activities at one of several sports shows across the state. State high school basketball tournaments offer hours of suspenseful entertainment. And culture seekers can enjoy everything from a Broadway musical, a country music concert or the famed Fargo Film Festival. To find more information about events in North Dakota in March, or for a complete list of activities, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
State Class B Girls Basketball
February 28-March 2
The top eight teams in Class B girls high school basketball will face off at the Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Some major bragging rights are on the line, so don’t miss the fun and suspense. www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-girls#State%20A
Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show
February 28-March 3
Cabin fever? Visit the Fargodome and enjoy the annual Red River Valley Sportsman’s Show, which is essentially five outdoor shows in one. Discover the latest updates in boating, camping, fishing, hunting and travel. There are seminars in addition to a wide range of exhibits. Visit www.fargosportshow.com/; 701-241-9100.
KX Sport Show
Head to Minot this March to discover all things pertaining to North Dakota’s great outdoors at the annual KX Sport Show. A wide range of exhibitors will be on hand and seminars will cover an array of topics. A Kids Zone is ideal for kids aged 9-14. For more information, please visit https://ndkxsportshow.com/; 701-355-9121.
North Dakota Winter Show
It’s back for another year, so be sure to head to the oldest and longest-running ag show in North Dakota. Every year, the Winter Show features PRCA rodeo performances, a concert, livestock shows, a tractor pull and more. Visit https://northdakotawintershow.com/wintershow-about.php; 701-845-1401.
Super A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament
North Dakota’s top eight teams in Class A high school girls’ and boys’ basketball meet at Bismarck’s Event Center. Check listings for game times and locations and enjoy a weekend of guaranteed edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting fun. Visit
www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-girls#State%20A for more information.
Enjoy a night out with award-winning country musician Dierks Bentley as he brings his Burning Man Tour to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Artists Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights will open for Bentley. Learn more at www.aleruscenter.com/events/detail/dierks-bentley.
State Class B Boys Basketball
The top eight teams in Class B boys high school basketball meet at Minot State Dome in search of North Dakota’s state title. Learn more at www.ndhsaanow.com/tournaments/basketball-boys#State B Boys
Kinky Boots Broadway Musical
Enjoy Broadway in Bismarck with Kinky Boots. This Broadway hit, with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, is making a stop at the Bismarck Event Center for one evening. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes audiences on a journey from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton, England, to the glamorous city of Milan, Italy. For tickets and more information, head to www.bismarckeventcenter.com/events/2019/kinky-boots.
Fargo Film Festival
Film buffs, unite. North Dakota’s annual moving picture event – The Fargo Film Festival – is back for another year with major screenings held at the beloved and historic Fargo Theatre. Other film showings are showcased at venues across the Fargo-Moorhead area. For more information, visit http://fargofilmfestival.org/; 701-235-4152.
Runnin’ O the Green
Pull out your leprechaun digs and head out on a St. Patrick’s Day pub “running” crawl through Jamestown’s participating watering holes. Runners must drink a beverage at each stop along the way. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. http://jamestowncalendar.com/event/running-o-the-green/; 701-252-7492.
Freedom Riders Motorcycle Classic
For the opportunity to view spectacular motorcycles while supporting Disabled American Veterans (DAV), be sure to check out the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Classic at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. For more information, visit www.frmcnd.com/38th-annual-freedom-riders-mc-motorcycle-classic.
These are just a few fun events and activities in North Dakota during March. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.