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

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

June 4th, 2021 at 6pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena Thief River Falls

Masks required. No family allowed on floor of REA.

Car Seat Check - June 2021
June 2nd, 2021 at 4pm to 6pm
Inter-County Head Start - Northland Campus - 1101 Highway 1E Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Safe Kids will be headed to Thief River Falls to offer free car seat check up events! Join us on Wednesday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m.

2021 Nordic Fest
May 13th, 2021 to May 21st, 2021

Sunday, May 16

Drive­Thru Dinner Noon ­ 1 p.m. $12

Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, homemade bun and bar, lefse, fruit soup

Pick up at Cul­de­sac behind the Eagles, TRF

MUST call Dave 686-­0733 or Tiffany 689-­0748 by Wed., May 12 to reserve

Sunday, May 16

“Leonard Furuseth Day” at Gazebo Park 2 p.m.

(Floyd B. Olson Park downtown TRF – Zion Church, if it rains)

Honoring Leonard Furuseth of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep)

Book Launching, Musical Entertainment, Norwegian flags, Coffee served, Ice Cream for the kids, Children’s Parade in the park!


Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 21

Radio programs at 8:30, 12:30, and 4:30 every day on Pioneer 90.1 FM

Several Snorre Lodge members relating stories and articles on Scandinavian topics.

April 28th, 2021 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Eagles Club

Classroom and practice ride

Participants over 21 eligible for BOGO beverage after the ride.

April 14th, 2021 at 6pm to 7:30pm
Eagles Club
April 12th, 2021 at 5:30pm
Eagles Club

Fun, free, community event for anyone that likes to ride!

Meet at the Eagles & we will go on a 4-5 mile ride. All ages welcome for the ride and participants 21+ are eligible for BOGO drinks at the Eagles afterwards.

Sponsored by Bike Thief River Falls. Click below for more information:

March 25th, 2021 to April 3rd, 2021
Legacy Event Center

Come join us for a night full of fun. Dress in your favorite 1920's attire and step back in time.

Hotel Evelyn is in the heart of Thief River Falls and is scheduled to be demolished. There is a rumor in town that the hotel has long been a hideout for bootleggers dating back to the prohibition era. It is believed that millions of dollars in bank notes, cash and poker chips may be stored somewhere within the hotel. You have one hour to recover it before the whole place will be reduced to rubble.

Enjoy an evening out with a sit down meal and an hour long escape room-$50 per person

or choose to complete the escape room only-$30 per person

There is a limit of 10 people per time slot.

Thu, Mar 25, 2021
Fri, Mar 26, 2021
Sat, Mar 27, 2021
Fri, Apr 2, 2021
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