Events

Events

Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

Nordic Fest
May 26th, 2022 to May 28th, 2022
Pennington County Fair
July 13th, 2022 to July 17th, 2022
RiverFest
Aug. 5th, 2022 to Aug. 6th, 2022

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



May 14th, 2022

More information to follow.

Digi-Key Cares Pancake Breakfast
May 14th, 2022 at 7am to 11am
Heritage Center

Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast

Saturday, May 14th 2022

7:00am - 11:00am

Heritage Center - Dine-In or To-Go

During the city-wide garage sale, Everyone is welcome!

April 17th, 2022 at 6am to 9am
Thief River Falls and St. Hilaire

KidZ First Foundation is sponsoring the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 17th from 6-9am. Register for this event by 4/9/22 and your child will get 10 eggs thrown in your front yard that morning. If they find an orange piece of paper, they will go to that business sponsor the next week for a special Easter present! Any questions, please call 218-681-5862.

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April 9th, 2022 at 10am to April 10th, 2022 at 5pm
Ralph Enelstad and Huck Olson Arenas

2 Arenas with over 170 companies represented

Saturday, April 9th 10am to 6pm

Sunday, April 10th 11am to 5pm

March 23rd, 2022 at 6pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Arctic Cat vs. Digi-Key Electronics hockey game. Concessions, prizes, free-will donation.

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March 17th, 2022 at 7pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Ralph Engelstad Arena here in Thief River Falls on March 17th!

Feb. 12th, 2022 at 3pm to 5pm
Northland Community & Technical College

Please join us for an Artist Reception with Betsy Saurdiff. Her work is featured in our exhibit at NCTC in Thief River Falls -- Celebrations: The Ceramic Art of Betsy Saurdiff.

Artist Reception Saturday, February 12 from 3 to 5 pm at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at
NCTC in Thief River Falls. The exhibit is open through February 28.
Betsy Saurdiff lives in Grygla and studied Art and German at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota. Highlights of her career include two McKnight Fellowship Awards, two Merit Awards at the NW MN Arts Council exhibit and Art Advocate of the Year. She has sold her functional pottery at local businesses and art fairs. She recently retired from teaching and began selling her pottery online. You can find her at https://bettspottery.com/.

Saurdiff shared, “I really enjoyed the challenge of creating a new body of work for …

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Jan. 15th, 2022 to Jan. 16th, 2022

Ice Fest is a winter festival aimed to celebrate winter in Thief River Falls. It’s comprised of winter events such as a skating competition, hockey games, a fat bike ride and much more.

Click here for the full schedule of events! http://www.trfchamber.com/ice-fest

Dec. 13th, 2021 at 7pm
Lincoln High School Auditorium

Get in the holiday spirit with beautiful music from our high school and middle school choirs on Saturday, Dec. 11th and Monday, Dec. 13th. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.

Dec. 12th, 2021 at 1pm to 3pm
Thief River Falls VFW

Take the kids to meet Santa Claus at the VFW!

Dec. 11th, 2021 at 7pm
Lincoln High School Auditorium

Get in the holiday spirit with beautiful music from our high school and middle school choirs on Saturday, Dec. 11th and Monday, Dec. 13th. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.

Dec. 11th, 2021 at 10am to 2pm
Northland Aerospace Campus

Northland Community & Technical College’s aerospace site in Thief River Falls will welcome the community for a public open house on Saturday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In conjunction with this event, a first-of-its-kind to northwest Minnesota REC Foundation Aerial Drone Competition (RADC), the 2021-22 Challenge: Downdraft 2, will be held featuring high school students from across the region.

Visitors to this event can test their metal riveting skills, fly small drones, explore the world of virtual reality, and compete in a paper airplane creation and flying contest to win some Northland gear. Take the opportunity to sit in the cockpit in one of many aircraft, explore Northland’s industry specific program offerings, and enjoy some refreshments.

Nov. 27th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

Nov. 26th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

Nov. 20th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

Nov. 19th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

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Nov. 14th, 2021 at 1pm to 2:30pm
Legacy Event Center

"The biggest fashion event of the year" is back! Project Runway takes place on Sunday, November 14 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Legacy Event Center. Reservations are required. Call 218-681-3720 to reserve your $12 ticket.

Nov. 13th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

2021 Vintage Carnival
Nov. 13th, 2021 at 10am to 3pm
National Guard Armory

This event was created for all junk, vintage, & flea lovers to step foot in one building and get their" junk" on! We will have over 30+ vendors under one roof with one of a kind, whimsical, refurbished, & handmade creates!.

Nov. 13th, 2021 at 9am to 3pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

The Times has 60+ Vendors registered for the Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls on November 13th. The show runs from 9-3 and admission is only $1.

Nov. 12th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

Nov. 4th, 2021 at 7pm to Nov. 6th, 2021
Eagles Club

Featuring Scott Pream, Leah Wattenphul, Scott Fricke, Ginger Kirkeby, Jeffrey Willis, Kari Conner, Michele Christensen, Rob Burkel. Directed by Wade Benson. Cash bar & snacks.

Tickets: $13. Available online at www.trfact.org or at the door each evening. Box office opens at 6 p.m.

2021 Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Oct. 30th, 2021 at 4pm to 7pm
Thief River Falls, MN

Take your little ghouls & goblins trick-or-treating in a safe, warm environment. Kidz First TRF & Ace Rent-All invite you to their “Halloween Trick-or-Treating” event on October 30 from 4-7pm at the businesses listed on the poster.

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Oct. 21st, 2021 to Oct. 23rd, 2021 at 7pm
Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center

The Wojo’s Rodeo FINALS are coming to Thief River Falls ! The action kicks off at 7pm each night at the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center.

We hope to see you at this family-friendly event!

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