Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

32nd Annual Home Sport & Family Show
April 20th, 2024 to April 21st, 2024
City Wide Sale May 2024
May 11th, 2024
Uffda Day 2024
May 11th, 2024
Quilters The Musical
June 4th, 2024 to June 7th, 2024

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

May 13th, 2023 to May 19th, 2023

NordicFest returns to Thief River Falls! This will include a Smorgasborg, a movie and dance. See graphic for amazingly fun events for NordicFest!!

May 3rd, 2023

Bike Thief River hosts National Bike to Work Day. Start Location is Greenwood Trail.

April 26th, 2023

Bike Thief River hosts Bike to School to St. Bernards. Ride starts at Greenwood Trail.

April 19th, 2023
Bike Thief River hosts a Bike To School, to St. Bernards. Ride start location is Greenwood Trail.
April 15th, 2023
National Guard Armory

Destination Pro returns April 15th to the Thief River Falls Armory!

Headlined by the first defense of the Destination Pro Championship by Ryan Cruz! Also in action N.D.S., Arik Cannon, Big O. Possum ,Darin Corbin, Causal Violence members: Brandon Gore, Badger Briggs, Brixton Nash, and Jameson McGregor, the return of Storm Grayson and the debut of "Big Al" Alice Crowley!!!

Be ready for the most exciting night of action and entertainment in Thief River Falls!

April 15th, 2023 to April 16th, 2023
Ralph Engelstad Arena

Northwest Minnesota's largest Home, Sport & Family Show

April 8th, 2023
Huck Olson Arena

Sponsored by the Kidz First Foundation.

2023 Winterfest flyer.jpg
Feb. 10th, 2023 to Feb. 12th, 2023

There is so much fun scheduled for Winterfest. Come for a weekend away. See graphic for all the fun details.

Feb. 5th, 2023
Eighth Street Bridge

Ice Fishing Derby to be held near the Eighth Street Bridge. It is open to everyone. Ice holes will be drilled, so participants only need to bring their favorite fishing rod. Minnows are provided by the Knights of Columbus. MN DNR rules apply to this event. $100 will be awarded for the largest northern caught during this event. A $50 cash prize will be awarded to the first fish weighed in. Many area businesses donate prizes that are given away during the fishing derby. A concessions stand serving hot dogs, brats, and hot chocolate will be available. A drawing for $1000 and $500 and five $100 prizes will be held at 3pm. Raffle tickets are available from council members, at most convenience stores, KTRF Radio or at the entrance for the Fishing Derby. Ticketholders must be 18 years. Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds from the fishing derby …

Jan. 22nd, 2023
Heritage Center

The local Kiwanis Club is holding a Pancake Breakfast for additional park equipment for Northrup Park. Pancakes and sausage served hot off the grill with a scoop of ice cream - for a great cause! Adults $10, Kids 10 and under $7.

Dec. 17th, 2022
National Guard Armory

On December 17th Destination Pro returns to Thief River Falls MN at the Thief River Falls Armory for a 1 night tournament to crown the First Ever Destination Pro Champion and the return of the Destination invitational!! Get your tickets November 2nd by contacting us on Social Media or at Destination Pro Live December 17th Thief River Falls Armory (250 Emil St, Thief River Falls, MN 56701) Door: 6 P.M. Bell: 7 P.M. Tickets: $20 (Adults) $10 (Kids 18 and under)

Dec. 16th, 2022
Rivers & Rails Brewery

We couldn't let National Ugly Sweater Day go by without recognition. So why not throw a party? Add in a meat raffle, contest for the ugliest Christmas sweater (voted by you, our favorite customers), All You Can Eat Pizza (6p-8p), and you're going to have a great night. We'll have beer specials and super awesome prizes. Go into your parents closets, check the thrift stores, ugly sweaters are calling your name from all places.

Dec. 15th, 2022
CP Depot, 405 3rd Street E

Live music is essential to the CP Holiday Train experience. This year's performers will include Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and Lindsay Ell, to name a few. Details about this year's artists and which performers will play which shows are available at

Holiday Train shows are free to attend. CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they're able. Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with the local food bank to help people in need in the community. Because local food shelves buy food at a discount, cash donations can go further than food donations to help those in need.

Dec. 10th, 2022

Winter Wonderland at the Eagles will have up to 25 vendors, food, beverages, treats, and Santa and his elves will be there noon-2pm. Fun for all ages!

Nov. 13th, 2022
Legacy Event Center

The fashion show you don't want to miss. Check out the latest fashion from local businesses.
Entry fee is $12.

Put on by the Downtown Development Association.

Nov. 12th, 2022
The Armory, Thief River Falls, MN

13S will again be joining the White House Gals at the FABULOUS VINTAGE CARNIVAL!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all Ages, We Welcome you to the Greatest Show on Earth!! This is going to be the biggest, most spectacular show of all, as it’s our 10th, yes we repeat our 10th Vintage Carnival! Que the tigers, prep the clowns, here are the details you need to know!
Early bird gets the junk. This ticket allows you to shop before the doors are open to the public from 8:00-10:00 a.m. the morning of the sale on Nov. 12, 2022. These tickets do sell fast and sell out. Get them before your neighbor does! Tickets will be mailed out prior to event!

Nov. 12th, 2022
Sarah Jane Boutique

Join us for a fun day including:
•Touch of Art Spa
•Cookies from Leah Bakes
•Food & Drinks from The Hive
•25% off excluding Lane, American Darling and town mugs from Ivory & Sage

Nov. 12th, 2022
Ralph Engelstad Arena

Jewelry, candles, crafts & more!

Nov. 10th, 2022
Ventures, Fosston, MN

Smile Designs host the 1st Annual Chili Cookoff!

How to enter your chili: Bring a bag of nonperishable Thanksgiving foods or $20.

Email: to register.

Live music featuring the Empty Cooler Band!

$5 for sampling, bread and a bottle of water - You be the judge!

Prizes for best chili!

All proceeds go to providing Thanksgiving Dinners to families in need.

Nov. 2nd, 2022

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Northland Community and Technical College is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Blackout! NCAT is located at the Northland Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Northland Aerospace
13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
*Located next to TRF Airport

This competition is for students grades 7-12.

Tournament 1: November 5, 2022 -
Team check-in beginning at 1:00 PM. Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster to allow for the match list to be run. Teams running late should contact the Event Partner prior to the 30 minute cutoff to avoid being dropped. We anticipate that the event will conclude no later than 9:00 PM.

Register here:

Oct. 31st, 2022

Free hayride leaving Broadway Station at 5pm and 8pm. Sponsored by Affordable Tree Services and Broadway Station.

Oct. 31st, 2022
St. Bernards Catholic Church

Bring a canned or dry food good in exchange for a treat! Bring your Jack O Lantern and costume (please no witches or demons). 4-6:30pm with Pumpkin mass at 5pm. St. Bernard's Parking Lot on Duluth Ave N.

Oct. 31st, 2022
Elevate Youth Center

Join the 4th Annual Halloween Neon Dance Party! Come eat free food, dance and win prizes. Bring a friend and have a blast!! The event is free and for grades 6th-12th. 6-10pm We can't wait to see you there.

Oct. 30th, 2022
High School

There will be trick or treating at the high school 5:30-7:30.

Oct. 29th, 2022
American Legion

Come out to the Legion to grab you a hot burger lunch while supporting your local skating club! Don't forget to check out the delicious Bake Sale items!

Proceeds will go towards the TRF Skating Club!!

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