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

April 20th, 2024 to April 21st, 2024

Check out over 100 vendors at the Ralph Engelstad and Huck Olson Arenas for amazing home, sport and family items. This is northwest Minnesota's top vendor event! You don't want to miss it!

March 30th, 2024
Huck Olson Arena
Feb. 17th, 2024
Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges

January 31, 2024


CONTACT: Larissa Fitzgerald, (571) 499-3880,

Candlelight Ski & Owl Prowl

On Saturday, February 17th, the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will be hosting a Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, MN from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The timing of this event will coincide with the breeding season of several local owl species, and hopefully clear skies and moderate temperatures!

The Refuge’s Golden Pond and Church Lake trails will be groomed and lighted for this event. Visitors will be able to ski, snowshoe, or walk the trails during this event. There will be several pairs of adult and child size skis as well as snowshoes available for visitors to use free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Even though luminaries will be lit along the trails, we recommend that visitors bring …

Dec. 14th, 2023

The holiday train arrives at 7:30pm with a 7:45pm performance north of City Hall at 405 3rd St. East.

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Nov. 23rd, 2023
The Free Church
Nov. 12th, 2023
Legacy Event Center
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Nov. 4th, 2023

There are great shopping deals on Deer Widow's Day in Thief River Falls!

Oct. 31st, 2023
Oct. 29th, 2023

Invite your friends to join our TRFSC Skaters in a Community Spooky Skate, showcasing your favorite costumes from the cutest to the scariest and everything in between!

Costume Contest & Learn to Skate Registration!

Sponsored by TRF Skating Club!

Hockey equipment not allowed.

Rentals available at Legends Sporting Goods

Oct. 28th, 2023
Downtown Thief River Falls

Sponsored by Kidz First Foundation

Oct. 28th, 2023

Join the dozens of Thief River Falls businesses celebrating Halloween!

Oct. 27th, 2023
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Oct. 13th, 2023
Legacy Event Center

Friday the 13th! Dinner, Fun and a mystery!

Oct. 4th, 2023

Start location Greenwood Trail.

Sept. 30th, 2023

Start location NCTC West Parking Lot.

Sept. 27th, 2023

Start location Greenwood Trail.

Sept. 22nd, 2023 to Sept. 24th, 2023
Middle River, MN
Sept. 20th, 2023

Start location at Greenwood Trail.

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Sept. 16th, 2023

On Saturday, September 16th, Destination Pro returns to the Thief River Falls Armory (250 Emil St, Thief River Falls MN, 56701) to celebrate our 2 year anniversary A can't miss celebration and we like to celebrate loud and wild. Come join us and celebrate with some of your favorite Destination Pro Talent including: N.D.S., Free-Range Kara, Destination Pro Champion Ryan Cruz, Lorbin Cometh, Frontman Jah-C, Nino Hatchet, Big O. Possum, and many more

Destination Pro Returns!!!

Saturday, September 16th

Thief River Falls MN

Thief River Falls Armory

Tickets: on sale July 28th

$20 (adults) $10 (18 & under)

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Sept. 9th, 2023
Legacy Event Center

A live music and fun activities event for the whole family. Of course it will have some of the finest brews from MN and ND.

Sept. 7th, 2023

Head out to the Floyd B Olson Park Gazebo to listen to McNasty Brass. Bring a chair!

Aug. 31st, 2023

Head out to the Floyd B Olson Park Gazebo to listen to High 48's. Bring your own chair!

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