Area Events


The Ada Event Center open house and "Ada Catch the Spirit" will be held on Wednesday, July 18th at the Ada Event Center and Baseline Sports Bar. The open house is from 3-6pm. A social with samplings from local caterers will be from 6-7pm. Ada, Catch the Spirit program with community updates, awards and new business recognition begins at 7pm. From 8-11pm, there will be music by Dan Holte. Everyone is welcome


The 15th annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show will be held at the Cormorant Community Center on Thursday, July 19th at 7pm. Talent from around the region will bring to the stage a program filled with entertainment, lots of laughs and great fun. Performers find creative and humorous ways to raise a chuckle and bring a round of applause. Benefits from the show to towards ongoing shows and projects at the Cormorant Community Center. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Cormorant Pub or at the door. For more information, call Carolyn at 701-388-4877. Ice cream will be served following the program.


Red River Valley Sportsmen's Club will be having Range and Field Days for Firearm's Safety on Saturday, July 21st from 9am-3pm, and Sunday, July 22nd from 1-7pm. The course must be done online ( and a voucher purchased in order to attend. Contact Wayne Lee at 701-361-8158 or email



The City of Dilworth is celebrating Loco Daze Monday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 29th. Find more information at

A Bicycle Safety Clinic will be held on Monday, July 23rd, beginning at 5pm at St Michael's Church parking lot in Mahnomen. There will be a bike rodeo and bike safety presentation put on by Bike & Build ( All attendees are invited to stay for a free picnic meal. The City of Mahnomen, White Earth Police Department, First Lutheran Mahnomen Community Fund and Mahnomen 4-H are sponsoring the event.


The Annual Elder Summer Picnic will be held on Friday, July 27th from 10am-2pm at the Waubun Park. There will be resource booths, yard games, youth catering and door prizes.


The Fargo Airsho will be held Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th at Hector International Airport in Fargo. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will appear at this year's Fargo Airsho. Other aerial acts too.


Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival will be held Monday, July 30th through Saturday, August 4th.


The Clearwater County Fair will be held in Bagley Wednesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 5th. More information is available at


National Night Out will be on Tuesday, August 7th, with events at communities throughout the U.S.
National Night Out activities in Ada will be held at the Norman County Fairgrounds from 5:30-8pm. Get to know the officers and staff that protect and serve. On site will be law enforcement vehicles, Jaws of Life, fire trucks, termal imaging and more. Ongoing displays and demonstrations will be held throughout the evening. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will have a fundraiser meal featuring a pork tenderloin supper from 5:30-7pm in the Coliseum. A free will donation will be accepted.


The City of Glyndon is celebrating Glyndon Days Thursday, August 9th through Saturday, August 11th. Find more information at


Shelly Days is being celebrated on Saturday, August 11th. Events include: Bingo, kids pedal tractor pull, bouncy house, beer garden, tractor pull, supper, street dance, raffles and more.


The Ulen Turkey Barbecue will be Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. Activities on Friday include: golf scramble, children's theater production, men's softball, family fun night and fireworks. Activities on Saturday include: men's softball, street fiar, old timer's softball, car show, beer garden, parade, blow-up kids games, turkey bbq dinner, raffle, street dance and more.


The Cormorant Daze Shoe-Canoe-Bike Race will be on Saturday, August 18th, beginning at the Cormorant Community Center at 8am. It features a 1.5 mile run, 1.25 mile canoe/kayak on Lake Ida, 2.5 mile bicycle ride. Must register by August 12th to participate in the race. Call Budd at 218-532-3213. A free will donation will be accepted to support Pelican Rapids "Welcome Place".


Hendrum Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd on Main Street, Hendrum. There will be Kids Games from 5-7pm, Immanuel Lutheran Corn Feed Supper, Bake Sale and Silent Auction from 5:30-7:30pm, Kids Bouncy House, Foam Pit, Kids Games and Fireman's Waterball Fight from 4-8pm, Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show from 4-8pm. Live music by Eric Reitan on Main Street from 5-8pm, Flea and Farmer's Market, plus city wide garage sales all evening.


Flom Farm Fest will be held Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th. More details to come.

Barnesville's Potato Days will be Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. Find more information at


The Western MN Stream Thresher's Reunion will be held Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd at the Steam Thresher's grounds near Rollag. Find more information at


A 5K Glow Run/Walk will be held on Friday, September 7th, beginning at 9am. Click here for more information


Enjoy a full day of activities during Fun in the Flatlands in Ada on Saturday, September 8th.