Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

Thunder On Hooves P.B.R. Bull Ride
Daily (until 20 July 2019) at 7pm
Farmers Market
Saturdays (until 28 September 2019) at 9am to 12pm
Demolition Derby
Sunday 21st of July at 4:30pm

In Thief River Falls you can choose from an endless list of events.

We have worldclass snowmobile races, cultural festivals and entertainment, county fairs, Fourth of July fireworks, historical celebrations and professional bull riding contests. Check out our calendar below.

Past Events

Farmers Market
Thursdays (until 27 August 2019) at 4:30pm to 7pm
Next on Thursday 25th of July at 4:30pm
Floyd B. Olson Park Thief River Falls [map]

Pennington County Fair
2019 Pennington County Fair Flyer.jpg
Wednesday 17th of July to Sunday 21st of July
Pennington County Fairgrounds Thief River Falls [map]

Parade, fireworks display, Hairball concert, Thunder On Hooves P.B.R. Bull Ride, demo derby, huge midway.

Click here to view our Pennington County Fair promotional video:

Miss Thief River Falls Pageant
Tuesday 16th of July at 6pm
Lincoln High School Auditorium Thief River Falls [map]


Farmers Market
Saturdays (until 28 September 2019) at 9am to 12pm
Next on Saturday 20th of July at 9am
Floyd B. Olson Park Thief River Falls [map]

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Presents “Jungle Book Kids"
Daily (until 12 July 2019) at 7pm
Northland College Theater Thief River Falls [map]

Gazebo Entertainment
Thursday 11th of July at 7pm
Floyd B. Olson Park Thief River Falls [map]


Fireworks Display
Thursday 4th of July
Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls [map]


Plummer 4th of July Celebration
Thursday 4th of July at 7am
Plummer, MN [map]

Nearby Plummer, MN is putting on a {Spectacular 4th of July Celebration} that includes a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Flea Market, Parade, Car Show & more! Registration for the 5K Fun Run/Walk starts at 7 a.m. at Plummer Fire Hall, run starts at 8 a.m. • Mike Baker at 218-686-0356

Timberwolves Unveiling Ceremony
Monday 1st of July at 4pm to 5pm
LaFave Park, Thief River Falls [map]

You are invited to attend the unveiling ceremony of the soon to be refurbished basketball court at Bill LaFave Park on Monday, July 1st from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There will be food and refreshments available. Timberwolves representatives will be there to discuss their mission and this project.

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Presents “Cabaret”
Daily (until 29 June 2019) at 7pm
Northland College Theater Thief River Falls [map]

Gazebo Entertainment
Thursdays (until 27 June 2019) at 7pm
Floyd B. Olson Park Thief River Falls [map]


Pennington County Twilight Garden Tour
Thursday 27th of June at 4pm to 8pm


3rd Annual Zehlians Art & Wine Walk
Thursday 20th of June
Downtown Thief River Falls [map]

The GFWC Zehlians, along with local artists and businesses, are pleased to bring you another Art & Wine Walk!

Tickets are on sale now for $15 in advance or $20 at the event. Click here to purchase your ticket online: Or head to the TRF Education Foundation (230 LaBree Ave S) to purchase your advance ticket in person.

You may also purchase your ticket the day of the event at the starting point (Historic Carnegie Library - 102 Main Ave. N) from 4:30 - 6 p.m. All tickets sales are final and non refundable. We will have this event, rain or shine!

20 local businesses are participating and will be open until 8 p.m. Over 20 local artists will have their work on display at each of the participating businesses.

For more information, call 218-686-8963.

Annual Picnic In The Park
Tuesday 18th of June at 5pm to 7pm
Northrop City Park Thief River Falls [map]

Hot dogs, beans, chips & dessert. Free will offering. Sponsored by the Thief River Falls Kiwanis Club. Barb Natvik. 218-681-6948

Kick’n Up Kountry
Wednesday 12th of June to Saturday 15th of June
Wagon Wheel Ridge, Karlstad MN [map]

Relay for Life
Friday 7th of June at 4pm
Pennington County Fairgrounds, Thief River Falls, MN [map]

The 2019 Relay for Life will be held tonight at the Pennington County Fairgrounds from 5 p.m. to Midnight. This event will include entertainment, a silent/live auction, food, games, ceremonies & stories of inspiration! Come celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer & fight back against the disease.

Safety Camp
Tuesday 4th of June to Wednesday 5th of June
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]


Lincoln High School Graduation
Friday 31st of May
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]


Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday 27th of May
Greenwood Cemetary, Thief River Falls [map]

In honor of those who died while serving, the Thief River Falls VFW Post # 2793 will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, May 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the American Legion Club.

Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village Opens For The Season
Saturday 25th of May at 1pm to 5pm
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village Thief River Falls [map]

Open 1-5 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. No cost for Pennington County Historical Society Members. 218-681-5767

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Presents “Death Of A Salesman”
Daily (until 24 May 2019) at 7pm
Northland College Theater Thief River Falls [map]

Uff Da Challenge
Saturday 18th of May
Hartz Park Thief River Falls [map]

The Uff Da Challenge is a Scandinavian-themed obstacle course race sure to have Thor himself saying, "Uff Da!"

Winding through the heart of Thief River Falls, you'll climb high walls and ropes, crawl under and over obstacles, swing, wade/swim (water level permitting!), and run your way to the finish line!

The course will be 3-4 miles and you can expect to see these types of obstacles:

-Climbing Walls, Ropes, and Cargo Nets
-Cold Water Tanks and Uncomfortable Crawls
-Monkey Bars and Rope Bridges
-Balance Beams, Log Vaults, and Jumping Targets
-Sandbag Carries and Boulder Rolls
-River Crossing (Depending on water level!)

Some obstacles will require assistance/teamwork to complete. If you cannot complete an obstacle or you touch the "hot lava", you may bypass the obstacle after a small burpee penalty. The challenge is for everyone, so don't let the fear of not being able to do something ...

Norwegian Author
Saturday 18th of May
Thief River Falls Public Library [map]


Night at the Museum
Saturday 18th of May at 5pm to 9pm
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, Thief River Falls, MN [map]

Exhibits, Movie & Music. $3 per person.

Norwegian Heritage Week Open House
Friday 17th of May at 10am to 3pm
Northern State Bank Thief River Falls [map]

Enjoy lefse and other goodies. 218-686-0205

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