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Performing and Fine Arts

Many6 cultural events exist in the metro to recognize and celebrate the arts. And it's not even just the amazing events and exhibitions put on by the area museums and cultural centers, or shows by the performing arts companies, either. The Arts Partnership puts on ChalkFest, an annual celebration of creativity on concrete, and a great family-friendly activity for a summer afternoon.

Fargo Theatre

Concordia College Theatre Offers four main stage productions, including a musical, that draw from genres such as classical and contemporary dramas, issue-oriented plays and light comedies.

Fargo-Moorhead Ballet Brings professional dance performances and creative educational opportunities to the FM area.

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre FMCT offers patrons live theatre experiences year around. Productions include dramas, comedies, musicals, and variety, with material for all age groups. Whether it is a Main Stage production, Children's Studio Theatre, Silver follies, or one of the numerous guest companies that share the stage, there is almost always a show to see at FMCT.

Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company Provides high-quality opera performances using local, regional and international artists; develops an appreciation for the art form; offers an educational program supporting the creation of operatic activity in the region's schools and colleges.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony provides high quality orchestral music through live regional performance and supports related projects such as education, regional outreach, special recordings, and performance projects. Established in 1931, the FMSO performs 10 Masterworks concerts, four Chamber concerts, and several special performances throughout the year.

Festival Concert Hall Features local, university and world-renowned performing artists and is home to the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and the Fargo Moorhead Opera Company.

Gate City Bank Theater Year after year; theater-goers are enthralled at the FARGODOME by world class entertainers like Lorie Line, Manheim Steamroller and Broadway casts in award winning shows such as Rent, Lord of the Dance, Cats, The Sound of Music, and many others.

Gooseberry Park Players (Gooseberry Park, Moorhead) provides young people with an educational and recreational summer theatre experience every July; productions are geared to a family audience.

Great Plains Harmony Is a chorus of 50 men who perform a variety of music from barbershop to vocal jazz to choral arrangements.


Jass Arts Group

It is Jazz Arts Group's mission to promote, advance and perpetuate America's classical music, jazz. Through clinics, master classes, workshops and performances by varying sized repertory ensembles, Jazz Arts Group introduces, educates and entertains all facets of the population.

Lake Agassiz Girls Choir A community choral arts organization for girls in grades three through twelve in Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area.Trollwood

The LineBenders are the region's top choice in comedy improv entertainment. Their show is customized to each event and audience. A unique show that everyone will enjoy!

Little Country Theatre (NDSU, Fargo) produces a variety of theatrical activities, from Broadway musicals to the finest in contemporary and original drama

Minnesota State University Moorhead Theatre Offers four main-stage productions during the academic year.

Plains Art Museum Brings people and art together; actively serves the region through art exhibitions, art education experiences and special programs to engage diverse audiences in the creation, exhibition, collection and preservation of art; meeting facilities for 300.

Rourke Art Gallery Museum Housed in the restored historic Moorhead Post Office, The Rourke's permanent collection consists of over 3,000 contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photographs, African, Native American, Pre-Columbian and Hispanic works of art.

Straw Hat Players Founded in 1963, The Straw Hat Players is one of the oldest and most popular summer theatre companies, providing quality, live entertainment from the best popular, classic and original repertory of musicals and plays for theatre audiences in the region.

Trollwood Performing Arts School A unique youth development organization that provides performing & production arts education and leadership training programs for grades K through 12, and exceptional community entertainment. Trollwood's summer season culminates in the annual outdoor presentation of a spectacular Broadway musical that is the largest attended arts performance in the region. 2012 musical is "Legally Blonde The Musical." Performances run July 12 through 30.

Underbrush Gallery Local area artists are included in an array of fine art displays. Custom framing is also available.

Attractions and Entertainment

Plains Art Museum

The region offers a wide variety of entertainment options including live comedy, dance clubs, microbreweries, funky coffee houses, casinos, live music, antique malls and much more.

Bonanzaville USA With over 40 historic buildings and museums, Bonanzaville preserves and celebrates pioneer life in Cass County. The village is open to the public Memorial Day weekend through September.

Celebrity Walk of Fame Providing a little bit of Hollywood in the Midwest with hand- or footprints of more than 100 musicians, athletes, movie stars and dignitaries, including Neil Diamond, Bob Costas, Garth Brooks and The Eagles.

The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm (North Fargo) A fun place where children and their families can play, learn, create and interact through hands-on exhibits; recognized as one of the country's top 25 children's museums.

Comstock Historic House Built in 1882 by Solomon Comstock, who established the First National Bank and Moorhead State University and helped James J. Hill build a railroad system in the Red River Valley. Guided tours interpret the restored house and original furnishings.

Concordia College Campanile Concordia College's Plass (Norwegian for "place" or "mall") is dominated by a 100-foot tower with six bells that ring throughout the day, including before and after chapel, and on special occasions.

Courtney's Comedy Club Courtney's is the premier comedy club between Minneapolis and Seattle. Courtney's features nationally recognized comedians for five shows each week mid-September through April.

FM Acro Team The F-M Acro Team is a group of spirited, athletic gymnasts who specialize in entertaining crowds throughout the United States with their precision tumbling and mini-tramping.

Face Inc. Hosts the annual WE Fest Country Music Festival and Spirit Fest at the Soo Pass Ranch

Fargo Air Museum Displays flying historic airplanes, children's interactive exhibits, library and naval aviation history.

Fargo Park District Provides quality recreational and leisure services at an affordable price to improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors to Fargo.

Fargo Theatre On and Off Broadway A fully restored state of the Art Deco Theatre and 76-seat second screen space open 364 days and nights a year for first run film, live touring productions, daytime tours, meetings and seminars, classic film series and an annual Fargo Film Festival.

FARGODOME The FARGODOME has a track record of hosting some of the biggest and best concerts, trade-shows and sporting events between Minneapolis and Seattle. It is also the home field for the NDSU Bison football team.

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County operates the museum and archive in the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The society was organized in 1932 to collect, preserve and interpret the history and culture of Clay County and the region. HCSCC preserves a collection of over 30,000 historic artifacts, including three historic properties in Clay County. HCSCC also manages and interprets the Hjemkomst Viking Ship replica and the Hopperstad Stave Church replica for the City of Moorhead.

Hjemkomst Center Features the replica Viking ship Hjemkomst and traveling exhibits; home to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Museum, Moorhead Senior Center; Hopperstad Stave Church replica and the Chamber of Commerce.

Log Cabin Folk Art Center The log cabin was built in 1859 along the Red River and served as a stagecoach stop on the Minnesota Stage Company's route. In 1878 Charles Whitcom bought the cabin and moved it to 10th Street North in Moorhead. In 1933 former Parks Director Adolph Bowman and the Moorhead Garden Club moved the cabin to its location. In 1999, local artists, Gloria Weisgram, Gary Paulsen and the City of Moorhead began to use it as a folk art center.

Marcus Theatres Creating magical movie memories at two Fargo locations.

Medora and the Badlands

Moorhead Parks & Recreation Moorhead Parks and Recreation provides its citizens a comprehensive system of parks, recreation, cultural and human service programs along with over 50 city-owned parks and facilities. Neighborhood parks, community parks, and regional parks are located throughout the City for public use. Moorhead Parks...where recreation begins!

MSUM Planetarium Focuses on environmental science and offers a wide variety of programs.

North Dakota Horse Park The mission of the North Dakota Horse Park is to develop and promote the sport of live horse racing and all equine activities. We operate a six to seven week live race meet in August and September.

Red River Zoo This 20-acre Zoo features over 80 species from around the world, including many animals that are rarely seen, such as Tanuki and Pallas Cats. While strolling through the park don't miss a magical ride on a fully-restored 1928 Carousel.

Red River Valley Fairgrounds Home of the Red River Valley Fair, concerts, camping and the Big Iron Farm Show.

Red River Valley Speedway Home of the World of Outlaws and summer stock-car racing on a 3/8 mile high banked oval dirt track.

Rheault Farm Home to a variety of festivals, events and classes all year long; 15 acres including a house and barn built in 1918.

Roger Maris Museum The museum displays items from every year and every aspect of Roger's athletic career, from high school to the pros; the displays will change semi-annually.

Scheels Arena Scheels Arena is a 5,000 seat hockey arena/event center in Fargo and is home to the USHL's Fargo Force and all of Fargo high school hockey.

West Fargo Park District The West Fargo Park District provides opportunities for its citizens to enjoy leisure time in our public programs, facilities and parks.

The Woodchipper in Fargo Come see the infamous movie prop from the film "FARGO" on display inside the FM Visitor Center along with a full exhibit of memorabilia from the famous film!

Visit our Business Directory or call 218.233.1100 for more entertainment options!

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