Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

July 30th, 2021 to July 31st, 2021
Crazy Days
July 31st, 2021 at 9am to 3pm
Movie in the Park Bike Ride
Aug. 5th, 2021 at 5:30pm
MSAA State 3D Archery Shoot
Aug. 7th, 2021 at 8am to Aug. 8th, 2021 at 1pm

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

July 30th, 2021 to July 31st, 2021
L.B. Hartz Park

RiverFest is a community celebration located in beautiful Hartz Park. Enjoy the music of Dariann Leigh, 100 Proof, Eagle Creek, and Xpedition! Outdoor venue, beer garden & food trucks. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720.

July 29th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Greenwood Trails Recreation Area

Meet at Greenwood Trails & ride around the trails reading a page in a storybook at every stop.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

July 20th, 2021 at 7pm to July 22nd, 2021
Northland College Auditorium

Production will be at 7 p.m. at the Northland Community & Technical College Auditorium.

Tickets are available to purchase at Hope Pediatrics in TRF at 219 Brooks Avenue (next to Dominos.)

July 17th, 2021 at 9:30am to 12pm
Pennington County Fairgrounds

Participate in the Memorial 5K Walk/Run during the Pennington County Fair in Thief River Falls, MN to fund an annual scholarship given to a graduate of Lincoln High School Thief River Falls going into the Nursing profession. This event is organized and sponsored by the Class of 1990.

  • Event: 5K Run /Walk : People of all ages are invited to participate in this Family event either running the route or taking a leisurely morning walk.
  • Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Location: Pennington County Fairgrounds, West Entrance Thief River Falls, Mn
  • Contact: Caron Alten 218-686-2722 for more information
  • Registration on site at 9:30 AM

July 14th, 2021 to July 18th, 2021
Pennington County Fairgrounds

Parade, fireworks, huge midway, food stands, 4H exhibits, outdoor rock concert, motocross, baja racing, demo derby & much more!

Carnival Hours

  • Wednesday, July 14th: 5 pm - 11pm
  • Thursday, July 15th and Friday, July 16th: 3pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th: 1pm - 11pm

Click below to view the complete schedule of events:

2021 Pennington County Fair Schedule of Events

July 9th, 2021 at 8:30pm
Thief River Falls VFW

The Honky Tonk Troubadors are providing a night of classic country, with a little blues, folk and Americana mixed in!

July 8th, 2021 at 5:30pm
River Walk Public House

Meet at the River Walk Public House & ride to local bars/restaurants. Must be 21 years of age.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

July 4th, 2021
Seven Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, MN

Fireworks will start at dusk.

June 28th, 2021 at 7pm to June 30th, 2021
Northland College Auditorium

Production will be at 7 p.m. at the Northland Community & Technical College Auditorium and will also be streamed online.

June 17th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Sanford Wellness Center

Meet at Sanford Wellness Center & ride to Northrup Park. Admission for Picnic in the Park is free will donation.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

June 10th, 2021 at 5:30pm
River Walk Public House

Meet at the River Walk Public House & ride to local bars/restaurants. Must be 21 years of age.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

June 4th, 2021 at 6pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Masks required. No family allowed on floor of REA.

Car Seat Check - June 2021
June 2nd, 2021 at 4pm to 6pm
Inter-County Head Start - Northland Campus - 1101 Highway 1E Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Safe Kids will be headed to Thief River Falls to offer free car seat check up events! Join us on Wednesday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m.

2021 Nordic Fest
May 13th, 2021 to May 21st, 2021

Sunday, May 16

Drive­Thru Dinner Noon ­ 1 p.m. $12

Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, homemade bun and bar, lefse, fruit soup

Pick up at Cul­de­sac behind the Eagles, TRF

MUST call Dave 686-­0733 or Tiffany 689-­0748 by Wed., May 12 to reserve

Sunday, May 16

“Leonard Furuseth Day” at Gazebo Park 2 p.m.

(Floyd B. Olson Park downtown TRF – Zion Church, if it rains)

Honoring Leonard Furuseth of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep)

Book Launching, Musical Entertainment, Norwegian flags, Coffee served, Ice Cream for the kids, Children’s Parade in the park!


Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 21

Radio programs at 8:30, 12:30, and 4:30 every day on Pioneer 90.1 FM

Several Snorre Lodge members relating stories and articles on Scandinavian topics.

April 28th, 2021 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Eagles Club

Classroom and practice ride

Participants over 21 eligible for BOGO beverage after the ride.

April 14th, 2021 at 6pm to 7:30pm
Eagles Club
April 12th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Eagles Club

Fun, free, community event for anyone that likes to ride!

Meet at the Eagles & we will go on a 4-5 mile ride. All ages welcome for the ride and participants 21+ are eligible for BOGO drinks at the Eagles afterwards.

Sponsored by Bike Thief River Falls. Click below for more information:

March 25th, 2021 to April 3rd, 2021
Legacy Event Center

Come join us for a night full of fun. Dress in your favorite 1920's attire and step back in time.

Hotel Evelyn is in the heart of Thief River Falls and is scheduled to be demolished. There is a rumor in town that the hotel has long been a hideout for bootleggers dating back to the prohibition era. It is believed that millions of dollars in bank notes, cash and poker chips may be stored somewhere within the hotel. You have one hour to recover it before the whole place will be reduced to rubble.

Enjoy an evening out with a sit down meal and an hour long escape room-$50 per person

or choose to complete the escape room only-$30 per person

There is a limit of 10 people per time slot.

Thu, Mar 25, 2021
Fri, Mar 26, 2021
Sat, Mar 27, 2021
Fri, Apr 2 …

March 2nd, 2021 at 8:30am to April 29th, 2021 at 5pm
Northland Community & Technical College

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce Birds – An exhibit featuring the work of Ross Hier of Crookston, Stephanie Anderson of Fosston, Doug Dallman of Thief River Falls, Sherri Kruger of Badger, Zach Rowatt of Roseau, Travis Hanel of Warren, Ivy Baille of Fosston, Rock Bakken of Hallock, Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla, Kathryn Rynning of Kennedy, Janet Johnson of Roseau, Karen Monson of Plymouth, and Cindy Kolling of Gully.

The exhibit is open from March 2 through April 29, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. It includes paintings, stained glass mosaic sculpture, fiber and mixed media, bird houses, pen and ink, photography, pottery, chalk pastel, and watercolors. Like art, birds reveal a spot of beauty with their plumes and songs and allow us to escape the stressful and mundane. These artists have captured the simplicity, as well as …

Dec. 18th, 2020

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge staff invite you to participate in the Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Friday, December 18th. The National Audubon Society administers the Christmas Bird Count and this year marks the 121st year. This is the longest running citizen science bird project in the U.S.

Counts are held in designated areas throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America every year between Dec. 14thand Jan.5th. Information from the count provides important information on winter ranges of birds, population trends, and how changing climate alters winter bird distribution.

The count area covers a 15-mile diameter circle that includes the cities of Newfolden, & Viking and areas in-between. Highlight species from last year’s count include bald eagle, northern shrike, rough-legged hawk, numerous sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys.

Due to COVID-19, participants will count independently instead of going in groups as we did in the past. If …

Dec. 10th, 2020 to Dec. 12th, 2020
Thief River Falls, MN

Warm up and gather treats from local businesses while shopping this holiday season during Be Merry & Shop Holly Days December 10 - 12 in Thief River Falls!

During the event, stop by all participating businesses to enjoy a treat (businesses choice!), shop and have fun. Participating businesses will be listed as the event nears.

During the event, post a photo of yourself at a participating business to Facebook using the #hollydaystrf for a chance to win gift cards & Chamber Bucks!

Please practice safe COVID-19 protocol while out shopping.

Dec. 5th, 2020
Eagles Club

Vote for your favorite decorated tree. Buy an ornament in memory of a loved one. Information 218-681-2406

Nov. 15th, 2020
River Walk Public House

Check out the latest fashions from local businesses. Information 218-681-3720

Nov. 14th, 2020 at 10am to 3pm
National Guard Armory

Unique, antique flea market with 30+ vendors. Information 701-866-7531

Oct. 25th, 2020 at 4pm to 7pm
C’mon Inn

Hosted by Kidz First Foundation. Information 218-681-5862

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