Area Events


A Celtic music performance by Hanneke Cassel with Mike Block and Keith Murphy will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. Admission is $3 per person and U of M Crookston students and children under 12 are free. Parking is recommended in Lot G near the Kiehle Building and no parking permits are required.

the 39th Annual International Eelpout Festival will be Thursday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 25th  on Leech Lake in Walker.

The Bruce & Diane Crevier Family and their "Spin-Tacular Basketball Show" - finalists on America's Got Talent - will be performing at the Oklee High School Gym on Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information on the Crevier family, go to


The fifth annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival will be held Friday, February 23rd (Classes only) and Saturday, February 24th at Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji. Explore basketry, hardanger, knitting, needle felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, wool applique and more. Classes on Friday will be from 5-9pm, with pre-registration required by calling Bonnie Lundorff at 218-759-2310. On Saturday, admission of $10 will give you access to a diverse vendor market filled with fiber art materials, classes by experience instructors, hands-on demonstrations, door prizes and more. Saturday classes begin at 9:30am. Attendance on a first come, first served basis. Free coffee and treats will be provided. Get more information at


The annual KKCQ Farm Forum will be held in Fosston on Saturday, February 24th from 9am-noon. More details to come.

Norman County West will have Panther Hoopla - a day of community events to say goodbye to Panther basketball on Saturday, February 24th. Events include a Lion's Club breakfast at the Halstad LRC from 8-10am, Vintage Snowmobile Show at the LRC from 9am-noon, Elementary basketball from 11:30am-1pm, Boys Basketball game with NCW vs Rothsay at 1:30pm, Shooting Contest and Social following the game, Pork Chop Dinner at Tank's in Hendrum at 5pm, also serving chili, rolls,hot dogs and concessions through the day.

Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting One Enchanted Evening on Saturday, February 24, from 6-9 pm, at the Hjemkomst Center. This event is for ages 4-12 and their family, featuring a grand march, dancing, refreshments, photos, and memories to last a lifetime. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. All are invited to attend the grand march; however, only ticketed couples will be allowed to stay afterwards for the dance.  Tickets are $12 per person, and will be available for purchase beginning February 5, by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 218.299.5340, or by visiting The registration deadline is February 15.

Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con 8 : the celebration of comics and popular culture will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 10am-late, and Sunday, February 25th from 10am-4pm at the Fargo Ramada. For more information, go to

A Candlelight Ski Event will be held at Maplewood State Park on Saturday, February 24th from 6-8:30pm. The one mile ski trail will be lighted with 150 candles. Ski, hike, snowshoe or stand around the campfire, chat with friends, enjoy hot chili, bars and hot drinks. Chili ready to serve by 5pm. For those who will be skiing, ages 16 & older need a Ski Pass ($6 daily pass or $20 for a 1-year pass). Minnesota Park Stickers are required to enter the park.


There will be a Benefit for Sheila Lewis on Sunday, February 25th from 11am-2pm at the Ada-Borup High School Commons. The event includes a pork tenderloin meal and silent auction.

Norman County West FFA will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 25th from 7-11am at the Norman Co West High School Small Gym in Halstad. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage. A free will donation will be accepted. Everyone is welcome

Flom Lions Club is sponsoring a free will pancake fundraiser to help NCE & UH with their Prom on Sunday, February 25th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Flom Hall.


The 10th Annual Wild Game Feed will be on Thursday, March 1st at Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Barnesville from 4:30-7:30pm (or until it's gone). The menu includes: Colorado Rocky Mountain Elk Roast, Roast Leg of Texas Dall Sheep, Barbecued Elk Ribs, Elk Swiss Steak & Gravy, Coloray Rocky Mountain Spicy Elk Meatloaf, Savory Swedish Elk Meatballs & Gravy, Texas Wild Hog Pulled Pork, Hunter's Bourbon Stew, Lime Tequila Javelina on Tortillas, all served with mashed potatoes, gravy, bread & butter. Appetizers will include: Pheasant Wild Rice Soup, Elk Summer Sausage, Whitetail Deer Beer Sticks, Venison Sausage in BBQ sauce, Deer Jerky. A free will offering will be accepted. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will be donated to Our Savior's Lutheran Brotherhood projects.


Red River Valley Sportsmen's Club of Perley's Mixed Stag will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Clubhouse.

The Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park will be held on Saturday, March 3rd. The main event begins at 11 a.m. with a mass start on Lake Bemidji and then heads into Lake Bemidji State Park and up the Rocky Point Trail. Riders can choose from a 10K or 28K route. Anyone interested in this new winter sport will have the opportunity to ride the course, check out various fat bikes, learn about the sport by talking with experts and take a short spin in the snow on one of the “big fatties.” The Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park will offer food and refreshments at the visitor center. The course will be closed until the official start time. After the event, the course will be open to biking until 4 p.m. The park will also be open to fat biking on Sunday, March 4. Participants must have 3.8-inch tires and wear a helmet. The event and activities are free, but participants are encouraged to make a free-will donation to the Trek North Middle and High School Mountain Bike Teams. A Minnesota state parks vehicle permit ($7/one-day or $35/year-round) is required to enter the park.


Knight's of Columbus Council 8280 is hosting a Walleye Fish Fry with ice Cream Sundae Bar on Friday, March 23rd from 5-7pm at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada. Everyone is welcome.


The 51st Annual Hawley Art Show & Sale will be held Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th at the Hawley Community Center. All artists are welcome to enter their artwork to be displayed & judged. For more information, contact Sandy Maydole at 218-483-3296 or Donna Noll at 218-483-4238. Entry days will be April 7th & 8th.


Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Festival is Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. Visit the studios of fiber artists along a route connecting Bemidji, Turtle River and Tenstrike, Minnesota. Witness the creative process of artists in mediums of weaving, basket making, Native American beading, knotting, macrame, quilting and felting and more.