Area Events

Events in Sidney unless otherwise listed. MT.

Fri., May 10

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class Hosts Sunrise City Cleanup - Check in at Veterans Memorial Park. Volunteer for 1 hour or the entire morning. Multiple time slots available. To register text the word “Volunteer” to 406-206-7988.

1-9 p.m. - Women’s Wellness Collective - All ages welcome until 5 p.m .; remaining hours for 21+. Free to the public. Includes vendors showcasing wellness-oriented businesses with offerings that can improve the quality of life for women and TED talks featuring financial planning, medical supervised weight loss & more. For more info & to register visit

Fri., May 10, 17. 24, 31

7:30 p.m. - Volleyball Sports Night - Come bring your family & have a great time, 1215 5th St. SE. For more info call 701-317-2309.

Sat., May 11

9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Richland County Youth Bike Rodeo - A free opportunity for youth to help tune up a bike, pick out a helmet, & take both home. Richland County Events Center, West end parking lot.

7-11 p.m. - St. Matthew’s Spring Fling Semi-Formal Dance - Grades 6-8. DJ music by Midnight Express. St. Matthew’s Parish Center. $10 a person. Students will only be allowed to leave if picked up & signed out by a parent. Dress code will be enforced. For more info call Colleen Haralson, 406-482-2680.

Sat., May 11, 18, 25

7 p.m. - Basketball Sports Night - Come bring your family & have a great time, 1215 5th St. SE. For more info call 701-317-2309.

Thurs., May 16

6 p.m. - Richland County Farm Bureau Candidate Forum - Come hear the candidates themselves answering your questions. Sidney Elks Lodge BPOE 1782.

Thurs., May 21

5:30 p.m. - Montana Farmers Union Oil Richland County Local Meeting - Meadowlark Public House, 117 S. Central Ave, Sidney, MT. Re-organize the Richland County local; Brainstorm events/programming, & projects that MFU can assist with; set goals & Priorities for the Richland County Local; Meet other MFU members in your area; hear MSU updates from MFU Membership Ambassador Eleanor Dutton. Free & open to members, friends and the public. RSVP appreciated. Call or text Eleanor Dutton, 406-201, 5478; [email protected].

Sat., May 25

5:30 p.m. - Flashback Pro Wrestling Richland Redemption 2 - High-flying maneuvers, intense one-on-one matches, shocking surprises, championship showdown. Richland County Fairgrounds 4-H Grass Arena Grandstands. General admission & ringside seats available. For tickets visit

Fri., May 31

11 a.m.-2 p.m. - 3rd Annual RCCOA Older Americans Month Celebration - Great lunch, no charge to seniors, free will donation for guests; learn about opportunities to help others & upcoming area events for seniors; fun & games; important routine health screenings. Aging Services & Transit Center, 2190 W. Holly St.

Sat., June 1

5:30 p.m. - JCI Richland County 80s & Newer Team Show - Lawnmower derby & SXS race; food vendors & beer gardens available. Admission: Adults: $15; Students 6-17: $10; Seniors: $12; 5 & under: Free. Richland County Fairgrounds. For driver info call Riley Simard, 406-489-2190 or Wayne Wick, 406-489-3219.

Thurs., June 6

6 p.m. - Sidney-Richland County Library Summer Reading Program Kickoff Jeff Quinn Magic Show - Free event. Come enjoy a magical night of entertainment for all ages. Richland County Fairgrounds.

Sat., June 22

1-4 p.m. - MonDak Summer Bash & Bake Off - Free family event with entertainment. Sidney Fire WaterBall War, Emergency Services Touch a Truck, bake off, live music, artist reception, adult & youth pie eating contests, & “Finding Montana” with Author Ednor Therriault. Available for purchase tickets for Walk in Ceramics class, to sample bake off goodies & to enter the dessert raffle. MonDak Heritage Center.

Events in Bainville & Culbertson unless otherwise listed. MT.

Tues., May 14

7 p.m. - Northeast Montana Land & Mineral Owners Association Meeting - Anyone with oil & gas related questions or concerns is welcome to attend. Bainville Fire Hall.

Fri., June 7, 6:30 p.m. & Sat., June 8, 7 p.m.

CSC Frontier Days Rodeo - Friday rodeo followed by dance at the Stagecoach; Saturday rodeo followed by dance at the barn. Culbertson Saddle Club Arena.

Events in Watford City unless otherwise listed. CT.

Now through Sat., June 29

10 a.m. - Women of the West: Amanda Heimbuch Gallery Show - Long X Art Gallery, 100 2nd Ave. SW.

Fri., May 10

6-8 p.m. - Pickup Soccer - Get together & play soccer. No experience necessary. Open to all ages. Day pass or Basic Membership required. Rough Rider Center, 2209 Wolves Den Parkway. For more info visit

Sat., May 18

6 p.m.-midnight - Ag Expo City Slicker Showdown - Mechanical bull, roping dummy, shooting simulator, DJ Brock, bar & concessions open. $10 cover charge. Practice 6-8 p.m., competition at 8 p.m., $40 entry fee. If you don’t want to compete but still want to play, $20 for all night activities. McKenzie Co. Ag Expo, 12880 25th St. NW, Watford City, ND. For more info call 701-842-EXPO.

Tues., May 21, 2-4 p.m.

McKenzie County Food Pantry Handouts - First Lutheran Church, 212 2nd St. NW. For more info visit McKenzie County Food Pantry Facebook page. For questions or concerns call 701-444-3244.

Thurs., May 30 & Fri., May 31

9 a.m.-12 p.m. - ND42 Basketball Camp - For boys & girls entering grades 3-12. Fee $85. Rough Rider Center, 2209 Wolves Den Parkway. For more info & to register visit

Sat., June 1

9-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby - Free event for ages 13 & under. Lunch served 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Each child will receive a fishing pole, door prizes throughout the event. Limit 90 kids per session. To pre-register visit or call 701-842-3665.

Wed., June 5-Sun., June, 9

Doug Johnsrud Baseball Invitational Tournament - Free admission. RRC baseball field. For more info visit

Wed., June 5

8 p.m. - Watford City Alumni Game - Alumni vs Alumni during the Doug Johnsrud Tournament. Food, cash bar, live music. RRC Baseball Field. Free will donation supporting Watford City Baseball.

Events in Williston unless otherwise listed. CT.

Fri., May 10

9 p.m. - Coyote Glow Run Benefiting Coyote Baseball - Meet near the concession stand inside Aafedt Stadium, 1002 11th St. W. Check in 9 p.m., start time 10 p.m. $20 registration fee, make checks payable to: Coyote Baseball.

Sat., May 11

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - 48th Annual Band Day Car Show - Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods & modern rides. Giveaways, raffles, food, silent auction & music. Raymond Family Community Center,1002 11th St. W.

10:30 a.m. - Band Day 2024 Parade Route Fun Run - One mile fun run on the parade route prior to the parade. Meet at SE corner of Harmon Park & end at Williston State College. $10 per runner or $40 for a team or family up to 5. Babies & strollers are free. 10:30 a.m. registration (cash only) online registration closes May 8; 11 a.m. race.

Tues., May 14

6:30-9 p.m. - Puzzle Palooza - Each team will compete to see who can put a puzzle together in the fastest time. Winners receive a prize. $40, team of 4. Register at Williston ARC, 822 18th St. E.

Thurs., May 16

6:30 p.m. - Basics To Photography - Recommended for adults. Bring your camera. Covering shooting in manual, composition & more. James Memorial Art Center, 621 1st Ave. W. Register at

Sat., May 18

Williston Rural Fire Association Spring Walleye Classic - $400 entry, 2 man teams. Lewis & Clark State Park. Mandatory rules meeting May 17, 7 p.m., Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds. Burgers, beers & prizes at 6 p.m. Entry forms available at Scenic Sports & Clarke CPA or call Jeff 701-770-0199 or Jason 701-570-3321.

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. - Williston Parks & Recreation Mother Daughter Bonding Day - Fun filled activities, themed crafts & mouth watering treats. Ages 4 - 12, $40 per couple + $20 siblings. Keel Boat, Spring Lake Park, 5906 2nd Ave. W.

Sun., May 19 & 26

2-3 p.m. - Clay Plant Markers Art Class - High school age & adult. Hand-build a set of 8 plant markers in this 2-class series. $15 members, $20 not yet members. James Memorial Art Center, 621 1st Ave. W. For more info & to register visit

Wed., May 22

10 a.m.-3 p.m. - City Of Williston Public Works Public Outreach Day - Meet staff, explore equipment & learn about projects & services. Williston Public Works, 1121 5th St. E.

Fri., May 31; June 28, July 26; Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 & Nov. 22

6 p.m. - Spotlight At the James Open Mic - All ages event designed to celebrate & challenge young performers. James Memorial Art Center, 621 1st Ave. W.

Fri., June 7

10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Crazy Days 2024 - Sales galore; kids activities until 5 p.m .; adult activities 5-7 p.m .; street shopping, food trucks & pop-up businesses. Downtown Williston.

Events in Glendive & Richey unless otherwise listed. MT.

Sun., May 12

11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Richey FFA Blooming Blossoms Bash - Free meal & vendors. Richey School Greenhouse.

3-6 p.m. - “A Night of Patsy Cline” with Juliette Angelo - Free admittance to concert. Free will offering, live & silent auction. DCHS auditorium. Proceeds will be contributed to the Hilary M. Hopfauf scholarship fund.

Sat., May 18

1-3:30 p.m. - Kids to Park Day - Makoshika will be hosting activities to get kids out in the park. Makoshika State Park Visitors Center, 1301 Synder St.

Fri., May 31 & Sat., June 1 - Grill & Chill Fundraiser

May 31 - 5-9:30 p.m. - Grill & Chill BBQ - Family-friendly BBQ & Auction benefiting patients with lung diseases & disorders at Glendive Medical Center. Dawson County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 2200 N. Merrill Ave. For ticket info visit - June 1 - 7 a.m. - Chill - 18-Hole Best Ball Scramble. Shotgun start, 8 a.m., lunch on the course, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free beer & snacks at Holes 2 & 7 all day; prizes awarded, snacks available at 3:30 p.m. Cottonwood Country Club.

Sat., June 1

8:30-10:30 a.m. - Paleo Experience - Includes a Visitor Center tour, paleo lab tour & interpretive hike. RSVP by call 406-377-6256, $10 per person. Makoshika State Park Visitor Center, 1301 Snyder St.

Sat., June 8

7 a.m.-11:35 p.m. - 34th Annual Buzzard Day - Family fun, free breakfast, food vendors, games, inflatables, 5K, 10K, half marathon races & more. Makoshika State Park.


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