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Festivals & Events

In prideful celebration of their culture and heritage, resourceful Minot residents have extended the scope of their magic to create a number of annual events gaining regional and national attention:

JANUARY
KMOT TV Ag Expo, 701-852-4101, offers exhibitors from North Dakota, surrounding states and Canada the opportunity to exhibit the latest technology and equipment in farming.
Minot Symphony Orchestra - 858-4228 - Minot is the smallest city in the U.S. to have a full symphony orchestra. - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall - Minot State University campus

FEBRUARY
Champagne & Ice - Grand Hotel; hosted by the Children's Advocacy Center, 852-0836
Wild About Wheels - ND State Fair Center, 822-7223
Heritage Singers Annual Variety - The Vegas Motel

MARCH
KXMC Sports & RV Show – view recreational products and exhibits and attend seminars given by professionals from throughout North Dakota, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 701-852-2104 ND State Fair Center
Home and Garden Show, 701-852-0496, is a two day event sponsored by the Minot Association of Builders. It features home and garden displays.  ND State Fair Center
Prairie Quilt Festival –  Grand Hotel

APRIL
The Big One Arts & Crafts Fair, Over 400 crafters display and sell their creations. State Fair Center, 701-837-6059
KXMC Sports & RV Show - Shrine Circus takes place at the ND State Fair Center, 857-7620
Minot Symphony Orchestra - Minot is the smallest city in the U.S. to have a full symphony orchestra. - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall - Minot State University campus, 858-4228

JUNE
Magic City Ribfest - ND State Fairgrounds
Arts in the Park - From mid-June through early August, this program offers something for all ages and interests in a relaxed outdoor setting. On Thursday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, and some Tuesdays, the Minot Area Council of the Arts hosts musical and visual arts presentations, 852-2787.
MSU's Summer Theatre - The Minot State University outdoor theatre allows you to enjoy musicals and other productions in a unique atmosphere, 858-3878.

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JULY
North Dakota State Fair, 701-857-7620, welcomes more than a quarter of a million people each year. Lasting nine days, it is North Dakota's main summer event. Exhibits, livestock shows, carnival activities and big-name entertainment are waiting for those who attend.
Arts in the Park - From mid-June through early August, this program offers something for all ages and interests in a relaxed outdoor setting. On Thursday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, and some Tuesdays, the Minot Area Council of the Arts hosts musical and visual arts presentations, 852-2787.
MSU's Summer Theatre, The Minot State University outdoor theatre allows you to enjoy musicals and other productions in a unique atmosphere, 858-3878

AUGUST
The Great Tomato Festival,  is held at the North Dakota State Fair Center. Great food and a silent auction are featured at this fundraiser, 258-2212.
Arts in the Park - From mid-June through early August, this program offers something for all ages and interests in a relaxed outdoor setting. On Thursday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, and some Tuesdays, the Minot Area Council of the Arts hosts musical and visual arts presentations, 852-2787.
MSU's Summer Theatre, The Minot State University outdoor theatre allows you to enjoy musicals and other productions in a unique atmosphere, 858-3878

SEPTEMBER
Festival on Main, Downtown, 701-852-8874
World of Outlaws, ND State Fairgrounds
Motor Magic, 701-857-7620, is the biggest motor sports event in the upper midwest.
Norsk Hostfest, a nationally acclaimed event. The festival features authentic Scandinavian entertainment, popular headliners, ethnic food and crafts. Hundreds of booths are packed with unique gifts from five Nordic countries. ND State Fair Center, 852-2368

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OCTOBER
Norsk Høstfest, a nationally acclaimed event. The festival features authentic Scandinavian entertainment, popular headliners, ethnic food and crafts. Hundreds of booths are packed with unique gifts from five Nordic countries. ND State Fair Center, 852-2368
Y's Men's Indoor Pro Rodeo, an annual Pro Rodeo featuring cowboys/cowgirls from around the nation and Canada, ND State FAir Center, 852-0141
Minot Symphony Orchestra - Minot is the smallest city in the U.S. to have a full symphony orchestra. - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall - Minot State University campus, 858-4228

NOVEMBER
The Big One Arts & Crafts Fair, Over 400 crafters display and sell their creations. State Fair Center, 701-837-6059
Old Fashioned Christmas Open House, Downtown Minot, 852-8874
Heartland Ag Showcase, North Dakota State Fairgrounds, 701-822-2719

DECEMBER
Holiday Tour of Homes, Taube Museum, 838-4445
Renaissance Christmas Feast, an invitation from the Lord of the Manor for an English Christmas Feast, 858-4213.

701.852.6000 1020 20th Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701
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