Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

City Wide Sale May 2024
May 11th, 2024
Pennington County Fair 2024
July 17th, 2024 to July 21st, 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

Oct. 8th, 2022 at 9am to 3pm

Join us and choose between 2 Gramble rides (ramble on gravel) 25 and 62 miles long or the Rosewood 30, a paved route.

Sept. 28th, 2022 at 4pm to 7pm


In-person on our beautiful Thief River Falls campus.
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701


This is a free event, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance to be entered to win some amazing prizes. Every pre-registration includes appetizers, drink ticket, fun Northland gift bag, and you will automatically be entered to win the grand prize.


Sept. 10th, 2022
Legacy Event Center

2022 Northwest Brewfest at the Legacy Event Center on Saturday, September 10th at 3-7pm!

20+ beverages from MN & ND breweries

Live music from Bubba Maki and The Jensen Sisters

Free shuttle pick up and drop off at Rivers and Rails Brewing Company to get to and from the event.

The Barge Food Truck

Fun activities available for the whole family.

Only $20 to enter

#NWBF #LegacyEventCenter #FU40 #FallsUnder40 #breweries #LiveMusic #fun

Aug. 18th, 2022
west parking lot at Northland Community and Technical College

Join Bike Thief River Falls for their Bike Rodeo on August 18th! This will be a great event for kids to learn how to better ride their bike, and follow safety rules. They may just earn a DQ treat!

Aug. 18th, 2022
Ralph Engelstad Arena

Author Brian Freeman the new author of the Jason Bourne novels, and "Thief River Falls" comes to Thief River Falls for a speaking event, Q&A Session, readings from several of his books and concluding with a book sale and signing. Brian Freeman is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 2 dozen psychological thrillers. Since 2005, Freeman has sold books in 46 countries and 24 languages. The Bourne Sacrifice is the newest release in the Bourne series out now. Starts at 6pm.

Aug. 7th, 2022
Greenwood Trail

PreK - 2nd Grade
A story book to read will be placed along the Greenwood Trail - Walk or bike at leisure and read the story as you progress on the trail.

Sponsored by Bike Thief River Falls

Aug. 6th, 2022

Come on out to all of our great Thief River Falls merchants, as they are offering specials, deals and promotions. The perfect time to shop!

Aug. 6th, 2022
Red Robe Park, Thief River Falls, MN

Interested folks are to meet at 9 AM at Red Robe Park. Depending on interest of folks we’ll provide two rides, one about town 10-15 miles in distance and one out of town, possibly a mix of paved and gravel roads 15-20 miles. Helmets required.

Aug. 6th, 2022
Oakland Park

Help support the Elevate Youth Center and promote mental health resources with a fun and exciting obstacle course! There are Open and Compete Divisions in the 1.5k, 5k and 10k distances. There is also a 1.5k Youth Heat! Check-in starts at 8am. There will be heats starting at different times- you get to pick your start time when you register. For more information go to See you soon!

Aug. 6th, 2022
Floyd B. Olson Park

Come out to see classic cars!

Aug. 5th, 2022
Parking Lot of Greenwood Trails

Register at RehabAuthority. T-shirt available if pre-registered by July 28th. $20 for 5k, Free for 1K. Call 218-681-0449 with any questions

Aug. 5th, 2022 to Aug. 6th, 2022
Hartz Park

RiverFest is a community celebration featuring talented musicans, tasty food vendors and cold brews! Friday headliner is Arch Allies; Saturday headliners are Rumble Seat, The John Mellencamp Experience and the World According to Garth. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 218-681-3720.

Aug. 5th, 2022 to Aug. 7th, 2022

Thief River Falls is excited to welcome back all graduates for a weekend of fun, entertainment, tailgating, golf, music, farmer's market, classic car show, crazy days, painting for the kids, and ending the weekend with church. Something for everyone!

Aug. 4th, 2022
At dusk, the City of Thief River Falls is hosting Movie in the Park at Hartz Park, featuring the animated film "Sing 2". It will start at dusk on a 30' screen.
Aug. 4th, 2022

TRF Downtown Art & Wine Walk 20+ Businesses and Artist Receive a sample of wine and look at all the art in each business

Aug. 2nd, 2022 to Aug. 7th, 2022
Greenwood Trail

Walk or bike with your youngsters on the Greenwood Trail to read about a Bear and a Bike. Pages of the book will be posted along the trail for a fun walk or bike ride around the trail.

July 30th, 2022
Eagles, Thief River Falls

Color Street


Usborne Books


Perfectly Posh

Many Crafters

Baked goods

And More….

July 27th, 2022 to July 29th, 2022
Northland College Theater

Beauty and the Beast will run from July 27-29, 7 p.m. at the Northland College Theater. Tickets are available at Hope Pediatrics in TRF, online at and at the door each evening of performance. Box office opens at 6 p.m.

Don't miss this epic performance!

July 15th, 2022
Pennington County Fair

As the top bull riders in the world prepare for the 2022 summer run of events across the country, the infa- mous King of the North Showdown series is back and boasting 12 events spanning fan-favorite venues and cities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.

King of the North Showdown is now part of the soon-to-launch PBR Challenger Series, which consists of more than 60 events traveling to 27 states across the United States, in conjunction with the soon-to-launch PBR Team Series – an eight-team league competing in five-on-five bull riding games July to November 2022.

Bull riding fans will be on the edge of their seats as top competitors in the sport put it all on the line to gain crucial points available at the events toward the coveted “King of the North” title and $100,000 bonus paycheck which goes to the rider with the top aggregate …

July 15th, 2022 to July 16th, 2022
Ralph Engelstad Arena

In conjunction with the Pennington County Fair, come see the best collections of Arctic Cat products from over 60 years!

July 13th, 2022 to July 17th, 2022
Pennington County Fairgrounds

The Pennington County Fair has been running for 100+ years and it keeps getting better. Parade, fireworks, huge midway, 4H exhibits, bingo, free bandshell entertainment, food stands and Grandstand entertainment. Hairball performs at the Grandstand on Thursday evening, the Thunder on Hooves Bullride celebrates its 25th year on Friday and Saturday, and the Sunday Grandstand entertainment is to be announced.

June 28th, 2022 to June 30th, 2022
1101 State Hwy 1 Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Come on out to the Thief River Falls Community Theatre's shortened version of the original musical designed especially for young actors. Great acting and songs! Perfect family fun.

June 15th, 2022
324 Second Street E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Thief River Falls is very excited to have a brewery open up on June 15th! Now we have 1 more reason to Visit Thief River Falls!

May 26th, 2022 to May 28th, 2022
Lincoln High School Auditorium

Nordic Fest 2022 will span more than one week. This year, our main program will be on the 99th Infantry (Sep.) Battalion, a unit of Norwegian-Americans and Norwegians-in-exile during World War 2. We have people coming from all over the country, including Deputy Chief of Mission Torleiv Opland and Military and Assistant Defense Attache Col. Eric F. Kelley from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Kyle Ward, director of social studies and history professor at MN State Univ. Mankato, will speak on the history of the 99th. He is on the board of directors for the 99th Battalion Educational Foundation and is collaborating with Odd Lovoll on a forthcoming book, “Viking Battalion: The Norwegian-American’s War Against Hitler,” which looks at 99th Infantry Battalion history. Erik Brun, president of the 99th Foundation, will show photos and have rosters and data for the 99th.

Check the Sons of Norway Snore Lodge #70 …

May 14th, 2022

More information to follow.

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