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

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Presents “Death Of A Salesman”
Daily (until 24 May 2019) at 7pm
Next on Friday 24th of May 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

Norwegian Heritage Week Old Time Dance
Thursday 16th of May at 7pm to 11pm
Eagles Club Thief River Falls [map]

Music by the Cathy Erickson Band. 218-686-0205

Syttende Mai Smorgasbord
Wednesday 15th of May at 5pm to 7pm
Eagles Club Thief River Falls [map]

Featuring Norwegian food. 218-686-0205

"Tomte and the Troll" - A Play With Emphasis on Youth
Sunday 12th of May at 3pm
Methodist Church Thief River Falls [map]


Norwegian Heritage Week
Saturday 11th of May to Saturday 18th of May


Pioneer Village Uff Da Day
Saturday 11th of May at 10am to 4pm
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village Thief River Falls [map]

Viking reenactments, blacksmith demonstrations, lefse sampling, local dancers, crafts, laser tag, escape rooms and much more. $5 per adult, $3 per child. 218-681-5767

Just For Kix Spring Dance Show
Sunday 5th of May
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]


The Woodpicks & Monroe Crossing LIVE
Sunday 5th of May at 2pm
Kezar Music Thief River Falls [map]

Kezar Music Showroom presents "The WoodPicks" with special guests "Monroe Crossing" on May 5th at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets - $20 at the door.

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday 5th of May at 8am to 1pm
Pennington County Fairgrounds, Thief River Falls, MN [map]

Held at the Indoor Archery Range, which is located in the Pennington County Fairgrounds.

Jordynn Johnsrud LIVE
Saturday 4th of May at 7pm to 9pm
Kezar Music Thief River Falls [map]

Kezar Music Showroom Presents:
Jordynn Johnsrud Saturday May 4th
Open Mic at 7:00 pm
Jordynn Johnsrud 8:00 pm

Outdoor Archery Shoot
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Saturday 4th of May at 8am to Sunday 5th of May at 5pm
140th Ave NE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 [map]

Outdoor Archery Shoot, sponsored by the Thief River Falls Archery Club. Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration cutoff at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Youth equipment & concessions will be available.

For more information and to register, call Mike at 218-689-1613 or Tad at 218-779-4851.

TRF Entertainment Series Presents "Bandstand Boogie with the Diamonds"
Tuesday 30th of April at 7:30pm
Thief River Falls Lincoln High School Auditorium [map]

Legendary vocal pop band brings the hits of famed television show American Bandstand to life. Tickets are available at the Times, Kezar Music and Hugo’s. Tickets $30/adult, $10/student or $70/family. Tickets are good for all entertainment series performances. Lincoln High School Auditorium Chuck Smith at 218-681-8000 ext. 1005

5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
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Saturday 20th of April at 9am to 12pm
Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center Thief River Falls [map]

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Over 6,000 Easter Eggs filled with prizes. Face painting. Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Games, demonstrations & more! Hosted by Kidz First Foundation • Tom at 218-681-5862

Times Home, Sport & Family Show
Sunday 14th of April at 11am to 5pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]


Times Home, Sport & Family Show
Saturday 13th of April at 10am to 6pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]


30 Days of Biking Kickoff Ride
Monday 1st of April at 6pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]

Join Bike Thief River Falls as they kick off their monthly community bike rides & the 30 Days of Biking with this bike ride on Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the REA. 🚲 Register on line at There will be bike safety training prior to the ride from 5-6 p.m. Ride length will depend on weather.

Gigi Marvin Meet & Greet
Monday 1st of April at 5pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]

Meet Olympic Gold Medalist, Gigi Marvin, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on Monday, April 1st from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Gigi is excited to interact with TRF hockey players, parents & fans! You'll be able to see her Olympic gold medal & learn about her 2019 RinkRat Hockey School.

Thief River Falls Skating Club Ice Show
Saturday 30th of March to Sunday 31st of March
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]

Saturday, March 30th at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 31st at 2 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz
Friday 29th of March at 7pm to Saturday 30th of March
Lincoln High School Thief River Falls [map]

Come see the Lincoln High School Drama Club's spring play "The Wizard of Oz" at 7:00 in the LHS Auditorium. $6/adults and $4/students. Tickets at the door only. Enjoy a magical adventure with Dorothy and Toto!

VFW State Hockey Tournament
Friday 22nd of March to Sunday 24th of March
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls [map]

Summer Theater Auditions
TRFACT 2019 Auditions Poster
Thursday 21st of March to Friday 22nd of March
United Methodist Church, Thief River Falls, MN [map]

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Summer Theater Auditions

Our Partners

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