Find Your Spring Fever Cure this April in North Dakota
Spring has arrived and if gardening is your passion, visit a home show for the latest in lawn and yard products. If spring fever has you eager for a night out with live entertainment, check local listings for sports events, live music or even the circus. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor fun options for all ages this April in North Dakota. Find more information about these activities and a complete list of statewide events in April at NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
The Sound of Music
Bismarck | April 4
Don’t miss the magic of the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning musical “The Sound of Music.” Maria and the Von Trapp family delight audiences with their antics, schemes and beloved songs. Visit www.bismarckeventcenter.com for tickets and more information; 701-355-1370.
Dakota Film Festival
Bismarck | April 4-6
Spend a weekend taking in award-winning short films from around the world. Filmmakers will appear on stage to speak about their films at the kickoff event at downtown Bismarck’s Belle Mehus Auditorium on Thursday, April 4. For tickets and more information, head to http://dakotafilmfestival.org/
Dakota Garden Expo
Bismarck | April 5-6
For all things lawn and garden, head to the Dakota Garden Expo. There you will find all that’s new in landscaping, gardening, outdoor living and more. This is the place to be to discover all you need to update and improve your home. http://dakotagardenexpo.com/; 701-250-6602.
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Dickinson | April 6
For a unique, hands-on cultural event, head to the Ukrainian Cultural Institute in Dickinson for a Pysanky (Easter egg) decorating class. For just $15 per person, your registration fee covers the tools and materials you will need to paint two eggs, in addition to instruction from experienced Pysanky artists and teachers. www.ucitoday.org/; 701-483-1486.
Home and Garden Show
Jamestown | April 6-7
Visit approximately 100 business, service and individual vendor booths at this year’s Home and Garden Show in Jamestown. All the latest home and garden products and options will be showcased. For more information, please call 701-252-4830 or visit www.jamestownchamber.com/.
Jamestown | April 9
Bismarck | April 12-13
The El Zagal Shrine Circus visits Jamestown for an evening of fun before it heads to Bismarck for three additional shows. This suspenseful and entertaining event features high-wire and trapeze acts, clowns, elephants and much more. Call or visit 701-320-5909 (Jamestown) and www.bismarckeventcenter.com for information and tickets.
Maple Sugaring Day
Garrison | April 13
Learn all you ever wanted to know about maple syrup this spring at Fort Stevenson State Park. Get hands-on experience with maple tapping and then enjoy pancakes laden with fresh maple syrup. Learn more about this event at www.parkrec.nd.gov/events/maple-sugaring-days; 701-337-5576.
Minot Spring Big One Arts and Crafts Fair
Minot | April 12-13
Now in its 28th year, the annual Minot Spring Show showcases vendor booths from across the United States. Exhibitors showcase handmade arts, crafts and baked goods at the largest spring show in North Dakota. For more information, please visit www.thebigone.biz; 701-837-6059.
Red River Valley Motorcyclists Annual Motorcycle Show
Grand Forks | April 13-14
Bring the whole family out to see some of the coolest classic and modern bikes in the region on display in the Alerus Center arena. Learn more about this event at www.aleruscenter.com/events/detail/red-river-valley-motorcyclist-annual-motorcycle-show; 701-792-1200.
Grand Forks | April 18
For an evening of ultimate family entertainment, don’t miss out on the beloved Harlem Globetrotters. This event is more than just basketball. Fans will witness some of the most elite dunking and ball-handling skills on earth. Tickets are available at www.aleruscenter.com/; 701-792-1420.
Minot | April 26-28
Come out for a fandom event that celebrates all things gaming. Take part in LAN parties, tabletop gaming, cosplay contests, LARPing, panels and more. There is something for everyone at this comprehensive event. Tickets are for sale at www.imagiconnd.com/.