Events

Events

Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

Pennington County Fair 2024
July 17th, 2024 to July 21st, 2024
Farmers Market
Saturdays (until 28 September 2024) at 9am to 12pm
July 20th, 2024 at 9am
Newsies Jr.
July 24th, 2024 to July 26th, 2024
Concert in the Park - Monroe Crossing
July 25th, 2024 at 7pm

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 nearby, historical celebrations and professional bull riding contests. Check out our calendar below.


Past Events



July 19th, 2024 at 11am to 2pm
Northdale Petro

Pennington Stores is hosting a free cookout at Northdale Petro featuring Mike Barry's famous "Pennington Brats," chips, and drinks, plus a chance to ride a mechanical bull (weather permitting) and meet real bull riders and barrel racers!

July 18th, 2024 at 5:30pm
TRF Eagles Club

Tour local pubs, enjoy music in the park, and grab dinner – all while cruising Thief River Falls' trails and convenient downtown bike lanes!

July 17th, 2024 to July 21st, 2024
Pennington County Fairgrounds

Bigger and better than ever and 122 years old, the fair takes place July 17-21, 2024. Amusement Attractions, shows on the midway, bingo, raffle, and free bandshell entertainment.

Schedule of Events

July 13th, 2024 at 5pm to 11:30pm
29111 Center Ave. N, Newfolden, MN

Free outdoor live concert with Nashville recording artist Jake McVey at Grand Opening of The Venue at Copper Ridge. Bring your lawn chairs and tour the brand new event center in Newfolden, MN starting at 5PM. Enjoy free appetizers during the tour provided by Hooked Up Catering Music starts at 7PM. Cash bar open with food to purchase from Spud Wagon and Smoke on Wheels, LLC.

Saturdays (until 28 September 2024) at 9am to 12pm
July 20th, 2024 at 9am
Floyd B. Olson Park

The Thief River Falls Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season, bursting with fresh, local produce and handcrafted goods. Every Saturday, from June 15th to September 28th, head to Floyd B. Olson Park and get ready to stock up on all the season's best!

July 11th, 2024
Downtown Thief River Falls

Stroll through Downtown TRF on a self-guided tour of over 25 businesses showcasing local artists and offering delicious wine tastings. It's your chance to mingle, sip, and discover some hidden gems of Thief River Falls!

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July 11th, 2024 at 7pm
Floyd B. Olson Park

Free concert in the Park every Thursday! Bring your own chair or blanket and settle in for a fun evening! In case of rain, venue will move to the TRF Eagles.

July 9th, 2024 to July 11th, 2024
Northland Community & Tech. College Theater

In a satirical take on modern elections, uncharismatic Ned Newley with rock-bottom approval ratings becomes the unlikely gubernatorial candidate, aiming to win by being the worst ever.

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July 6th, 2024 at 8pm
Rivers & Rails Brewing Company

Colton Cyr is taking the deck again! Get ready for some live music, great brews, and a lovely evening on the deck.!

June 27th, 2024 at 7pm
Floyd B. Olson Park.

Free concert in the Park every Thursday! Bring your own chair or blanket and settle in for a fun evening! In case of rain, venue will move to the TRF Eagles.

June 25th, 2024
13722 Airport Drive, Thief River Falls

The TRF Regional Airport is hosting a community celebration to mark the grand opening of their new hangar! There will be kid-friendly activities like bounce houses, drone flying, and a paper airplane contest. Food and treats will be available for purchase from the Middle River Disabled Veterans, with proceeds supporting their cause. Don't miss this exciting event to celebrate aviation and connect with the community!

June 25th, 2024 to June 27th, 2024
Northland Community & Tech. College Theater

Join us as our children portray the heart-warming story of Nemo and his adventures.

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June 20th, 2024 at 7pm
Floyd B. Olson Park.

Free concert in the Park every Thursday! Bring your own chair or blanket and settle in for a fun evening! In case of rain, venue will move to the TRF Eagles.

June 20th, 2024 at 5:30pm
Northland Community & Tech. College Theater

Bring the family for a fun ride on the 8th Street trail to the Kiwanis picnic at Northrup Park!

June 20th, 2024 at 4pm to 8pm
17526 St Hwy 1 NE, Thief River Falls.

Celebrate Summer Solstice and The Shed's 30th anniversary with live music, food trucks, and more!

June 15th, 2024 at 11am to 11pm
324 2nd St E, Thief River Falls, MN

Cribbage, Cornhole, Trivia, & More!

June 12th, 2024 to June 15th, 2024
Wagon Wheel Ridge, Karlstad MN

Kick'n Up Kountry will celebrate its 21st year as it makes its return to Wagon Wheel Ridge in Karlstad, Minnesota

June 7th, 2024 at 4pm to 9pm
Klasen’s Greenhouse, 28572 140th Ave NE, Holt, MN

Klasen's Greenhouse hosts Garden Fest! Vendors, food, music, flower farm tours & planter classes - fun for the whole family!

June 6th, 2024
Floyd B. Olson Park.

Free concert in the Park every Thursday! Bring your own chair or blanket and settle in for a fun evening! In case of rain, venue will move to the TRF Eagles.

June 5th, 2024 at 3pm to June 6th, 2024 at 7pm
Fire Station Annex

Drop off a bike, swap for a new one, or snag a refurbished ride (free or by donation)

June 4th, 2024 to June 7th, 2024
Northland Community & Tech. College Theater

The story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, Quilters blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the beauty, terror, joy and rewards of frontier life-a theatrical masterpiece which will linger in memory long after the house lights have risen.

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May 29th, 2024
Thief River Falls Eagles

Dance at the Eagles to the Arnstein Killingberg Orchestra

from Norway. $10. Lunch will be served.

This is a family band from Leksvik, North Trondelag, Norway, featuring accordians

and guitar. The orchestra was created in 1930 by Arnstein’s father, Asbjorn, and

now includes third and fourth generations of performers.

May 11th, 2024
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village

See you May 11th for Uffda Day!

Lefse from David Lee Catering while supplies last

  • Viking Re-enactments
  • Norwegian food from the Sons of Norway
  • Troll Scavenger Hunt
  • Glow Mini Golf and More
  • SHOPPING!

Join us for Uffda Day on May 11th

May 11th, 2024

More info to come.

May 11th, 2024 to May 17th, 2024

NordicFest begings on May 11th with Uff Da Day at Pioneer Village 11Am-4pm. $3 per person. Viking Re-enactments, Lefse Demonstrations, Norwegian Foods & More.

Monday, May 13 – Movie at NCTC Auditorium. 7:00 PM. “Becoming Astrid”

– A biographical story of Astrid Lindgren, beloved Swedish author of Pippi Longstocking,

among other books for children and young adults. Freewill donation.

Tuesday, May 14 – Thief River Falls Public Library 6:30 PM. Ross Sutter:

ScandinavianAmerican

Tunes. Sutter plays guitar, button accordion and dulcimer

and sings a wide variety of songs from his own family and from many trips to

Nordic countries. Humorous stories complete this familyfriendly

show. Free.

Wednesday, May 15 – Syttende Mai Smorgasbord – torsk and pork chop buffet

dinner. $15. Serving 67

PM at the Eagles Hall. Reservations REQUIRED by May

8 to 2186860733.

200 tickets only.

Friday, May 17 – Nordic Fest DANCE at the Eagles, TRF – …

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