Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

Quilters The Musical
June 4th, 2024 to June 7th, 2024
Finding Nemo Kids 2024
June 25th, 2024 to June 27th, 2024
The Outsider
July 9th, 2024 to July 11th, 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

Nov. 13th, 2021 at 9am to 3pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

The Times has 60+ Vendors registered for the Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls on November 13th. The show runs from 9-3 and admission is only $1.

Nov. 12th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Catch Jr. A Hockey action in Thief River Falls.

Nov. 4th, 2021 at 7pm to Nov. 6th, 2021
Eagles Club

Featuring Scott Pream, Leah Wattenphul, Scott Fricke, Ginger Kirkeby, Jeffrey Willis, Kari Conner, Michele Christensen, Rob Burkel. Directed by Wade Benson. Cash bar & snacks.

Tickets: $13. Available online at or at the door each evening. Box office opens at 6 p.m.

2021 Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Oct. 30th, 2021 at 4pm to 7pm
Thief River Falls, MN

Take your little ghouls & goblins trick-or-treating in a safe, warm environment. Kidz First TRF & Ace Rent-All invite you to their “Halloween Trick-or-Treating” event on October 30 from 4-7pm at the businesses listed on the poster.

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Oct. 21st, 2021 to Oct. 23rd, 2021 at 7pm
Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center

The Wojo’s Rodeo FINALS are coming to Thief River Falls ! The action kicks off at 7pm each night at the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center.

We hope to see you at this family-friendly event!

Sept. 18th, 2021 at 9am to 5pm
NCTC West Parking Lot
Sept. 11th, 2021 at 3pm to 7pm
Pennington County Fairgrounds

FU40's Northwest Brewfest is BACK! The event will be held at the Pennington County Fairgrounds 3-7pm with two bands playing, beer, food trucks, ice cream and activities for children.

Everyone is welcome.

You do NOT have to be a FU40 member or under 40 years old to attend.

Sept. 11th, 2021 at 9am to 3pm

Craft, merchandise and food vendors. For more information, please call the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720.

Aug. 27th, 2021 at 8pm
Thief River Falls VFW

Enjoy live music at the Thief River Falls VFW.

Power Sports Swap Meet
Aug. 21st, 2021 at 8am to 5pm
Cenex Travel Plaza, Thief River Falls, MN

New & old sleds, parts, garments, accessories & more! FREE admission for public.

Presented by Baker Street Sales.

For more information, call/text 218-689-4062.

Aug. 12th, 2021 at 4pm to 8pm
Downtown Thief River Falls

Sample wine while shopping & enjoying art. What could be better?!

Pre-Registration: $15, At the door: $20.

For more information, go to:

Aug. 7th, 2021 at 8am to Aug. 8th, 2021 at 1pm
140th Ave NE, Thief River Falls, MN

3D (3-Dimensional) archery is widely popular in Minnesota, and the MSAA puts together one of the best 3D tournaments in the state.  

Like all MSAA tournaments, the State 3D travels from place to place and is hosted in Thief River Falls this year.  The 3D is a tournament that features realistic hunting situations where full-sized animals are the targets, and offers the very best with regard to family archery entertainment, with camping facilities often situated nearby.  

3D is an outdoor activity where a participant walks a course stopping at shooting stations to shoot at animals along lanes that vary in distance to the target. There are usually about 30 shooting stations, and an archer should come prepared to shoot at targets that are anywhere from 10 to 50 yards away.  There are shooting markers placed at different distances depending upon the age division.  

At the MSAA 3D the first score …

July 31st, 2021 at 9am to 3pm
Downtown Thief River Falls

Enjoy endless shopping opportunities with deep discounts. For more information, contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720.

July 30th, 2021 to July 31st, 2021
L.B. Hartz Park

RiverFest is a community celebration located in beautiful Hartz Park. Enjoy the music of Dariann Leigh, 100 Proof, Eagle Creek, and Xpedition! Outdoor venue, beer garden & food trucks. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720.

July 29th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Greenwood Trails Recreation Area

Meet at Greenwood Trails & ride around the trails reading a page in a storybook at every stop.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

July 20th, 2021 at 7pm to July 22nd, 2021
Northland College Auditorium

Production will be at 7 p.m. at the Northland Community & Technical College Auditorium.

Tickets are available to purchase at Hope Pediatrics in TRF at 219 Brooks Avenue (next to Dominos.)

July 17th, 2021 at 9:30am to 12pm
Pennington County Fairgrounds

Participate in the Memorial 5K Walk/Run during the Pennington County Fair in Thief River Falls, MN to fund an annual scholarship given to a graduate of Lincoln High School Thief River Falls going into the Nursing profession. This event is organized and sponsored by the Class of 1990.

  • Event: 5K Run /Walk : People of all ages are invited to participate in this Family event either running the route or taking a leisurely morning walk.
  • Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Location: Pennington County Fairgrounds, West Entrance Thief River Falls, Mn
  • Contact: Caron Alten 218-686-2722 for more information
  • Registration on site at 9:30 AM

July 14th, 2021 to July 18th, 2021
Pennington County Fairgrounds

Parade, fireworks, huge midway, food stands, 4H exhibits, outdoor rock concert, motocross, baja racing, demo derby & much more!

Carnival Hours

  • Wednesday, July 14th: 5 pm - 11pm
  • Thursday, July 15th and Friday, July 16th: 3pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th: 1pm - 11pm

Click below to view the complete schedule of events:

2021 Pennington County Fair Schedule of Events

July 9th, 2021 at 8:30pm
Thief River Falls VFW

The Honky Tonk Troubadors are providing a night of classic country, with a little blues, folk and Americana mixed in!

July 8th, 2021 at 5:30pm
River Walk Public House

Meet at the River Walk Public House & ride to local bars/restaurants. Must be 21 years of age.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

July 4th, 2021
Seven Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, MN

Fireworks will start at dusk.

June 28th, 2021 at 7pm to June 30th, 2021
Northland College Auditorium

Production will be at 7 p.m. at the Northland Community & Technical College Auditorium and will also be streamed online.

June 17th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Sanford Wellness Center

Meet at Sanford Wellness Center & ride to Northrup Park. Admission for Picnic in the Park is free will donation.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

June 10th, 2021 at 5:30pm
River Walk Public House

Meet at the River Walk Public House & ride to local bars/restaurants. Must be 21 years of age.

*Organized by Bike Thief River Falls & Sanford Wellness Center

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