Area Events

Events in Sidney & Fairview, MT

Wed., May 29

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Myth Of Beauty Waterworks 45th Juried Art Show - through May 31. - The 16x20 Show Onesti Krieger - through June 22.- Clint Whitmer Photography “Eye of the Camera” - through June 29. - Coming June 5: Kathleen Frank High Country West Exhibit - MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave. SE. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m .; Sat., 1-4 p.m. For more info call 406-433-3500, or visit

Wed., May 29-Sun. June 2

Memorial Day Decorations - Decorations may be placed on Richland Memorial Park & Sidney Cemetery grave-sites beginning May 23 and must be removed by June 2.

Fri., May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

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.

Due Fri., May 31

by 5 p.m. - Payments Due For 2023 Real Property Taxes & 2024 Mobile Home Taxes - Reminder to taxpayers that the 2nd payment of the 2023 Real Property taxes & 1st payment of the 2024 Mobile Home Taxes are due by 5 p.m., Fri., May 31. Payments & payment coupons may be mailed or brought to Richland County Treasurer, 201 W. Main, Sidney, MT 59270. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. There is a payment drop box located in the alley behind the Old Courthouse and credit card payments are accepted online at Any payments after 5 p.m. on May 31, will be assessed penalty & interest charges according to MCA 15-16-101. For more info call 406-433-1707.

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.

Sat., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

Mon., June 3-Fri., June 7

8:30 a.m.-noon - SONTREASURE ISLAND Vacation Bible School - Where kids discover God’s Love! Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 211 E. Holly. To register visit For more info call 406-433-7479. A suggested donation of $35/child.

Tues., June 4

noon-8 p.m. - Homemade Pie at Girard Hall On Election Day - Homemade pie & coffee will be served for a free will donation. All welcome to stop by and enjoy homemade pie & coffee & visit with friends & neighbors.

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.

Fri., June 7 & Sat., June 8

Hot Rods & Harleys Summer Kickoff - June 7: Poker Run 5-5:30 p.m., Cattle-ac; $20 hand, run will end at the Waterhole #3, Fairview. June 8: Car & Bike Show + Vendors Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Free to the public, vehicle setup 8 a.m., $20 vehicle, $15 each additional) Concert featuring 50 Watt Sun; Stone Yellow; & Tim Montana. Gates open 6 p.m., music 7 p.m., tickets $25; $30 at the gate. Richland County Fairgrounds.

Tues., June 11

12-6 p.m. - Red Cross Blood Drive - St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE. To schedule an advance appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

Sat., June 15

8 a.m.-2 p.m. - 14th Annual Fairview Alliance Church Blessing Sale - Get a blessing by finding items you can use and give a blessing by donating to the sale or make a donation. Fairview Alliance Church, 322 7th St. To contribute sale items in good condition drop them off at the church by 12 noon, June 7 or call 406-459-1461 for pickup or more info.

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.

Sun., June 30

8 a.m. - Sidney Lions Club 7th Annual Family Fun Trap Shoot - Registration fee $35, 8-10:30 a.m .; Practice Round: $10 each, 9-10:40 a.m; shooting 11 a.m. until finished. Free beginner instruction for ages 5 and up, guns, ammo & clays provided. No alcohol, bring your own gun, ammo & lawn chair. 4-H concessions available. Annie Oakley shoot following regular competition. Sidney Trap Club, 12598 HWY 16 North. Funds raised will assist Sidney Lions Club with community projects.

Mon., July 1

6:30 p.m. - Shakespeare In The Park - Free performance of The Winter’s Tale. Pack a picnic & enjoy the performance. Veterans Memorial Park, 501 S. Central Ave.

Events in Culbertson

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.

Events in Watford City

Now through Sat., June 29

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

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

8 p.m. - Watford City Walleye 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.

Wed., June 5, 3:30 p.m.- Sun., June 9, 8 p.m.

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

Wed., June 12

7 p.m. - Olaf Leiseth Memorial Draft Horse Event (McKenzie County Fair) - Obstacle course, pole bending, swamper race, corn cultivating. McKenzie County Ag Expo, 12880 25th St. NW. For more info contact Peggy Hellandsaas, 701-570-9398 or Chris Kubal, 701-307-0516.

Thurs., June 13

7 p.m. - Knights & Bikes & Chancey Williams (McKenzie County Fair) - Jousting & doing medieval sports. Joining them is 406FMX for a show of flips & tricks. Followed by Chancey Williams performance. $20 for both events. McKenzie County Ag Expo, 12880 25th St. NW.

Thurs., June 13-Sat., June 15

Houston Stuart Professional Rodeo Entertainer - Nightly at McKenzie County Fair. McKenzie County Ag Expo, 12880 25th St. NW.

Fri., June 14

7 p.m. - McKenzie County Fair Demolition Derby - $20 adults, $10 kids 7-12, free 6 & under. Watford City Police Foundation Power Wheels Derby: Intermission of Demo Derby. Free for Power Wheel driver (ages 5-10) & 1 adult. Pre-registration encouraged. To register & for more info visit McKenzie County Ag Expo, 12880 25th St. NW.

Fri., July 5-Sun., Sept. 8

10 a.m. - Daphne Johnson Clark: Badlands Gallery Show - Long X Arts Foundation Gallery, 100 2nd Ave. SW.

Fri., July 5 & Sat., July 6

7 p.m. - NTPA Nationals Truck & Tractor Pull - Featuring top drivers & vehicles in the oldest sanctioning body of truck & tractor pulling. McKenzie County Ag Expo. For more info visit

Events in Williston, ND

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.

Sat., June 1

7 a.m. - Octane Outdoors Big 30 Bowfishing Tournament - Registration 7-7:50 a.m .; rules meeting 7:50 a.m., blast off 8 a.m .; weigh in 5 p.m. Octane Outdoors, 1008 E Broadway. Area: Trenton Lake, Lake Sakakawea, Little Muddy River, Yellowstone River, Missouri River, & its tributaries. For more info contact Blake Patten 406-478-1741 or Brad Patten 406-480-4300.

Wed., June 5

8 a.m.-6 p.m. - Chamley Pipe & Salvage & ND E-Waste Event - All electronics; TVs accepted for a small fee. Donations will be made to Bras for a Cause for each computer tower, laptop or tablet brought in. The mobile shred truck will be running for secure document shredding. Customer appreciation lunch will be served. Chamley Pipe & Salvage, office, 5226 134th Ave. NW.

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.

Sat., June 8

10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Splish Splash Summer’s Back & Chow Down Fest - Free admission, family friendly. Activities inside & out. Raymond Family Community Center, main floor. For more info email: [email protected].

Thurs., June 13-Sun., June 16

Fort Union Rendezvous - Come for a celebration of 19th Century Fur Trade Fair that includes a variety of period arts, crafts & music.

Tues., June 18-Thurs., June 19, Wed., July 24-Sun., July 28; Thurs., Aug. 8-Sun., Aug. 11

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Roller Skating AKA SK8 NITE - All ages & abilities are welcome, helmets encouraged. Limited rentals & skating aids for beginners to use, feel free to bring your own roller skates or roller blades. Raymond Center, Pete Conlin Arena.

Thurs., June 20

5:30-9 p.m. - Art & Wine Walk 2024 - Featuring 12 downtown businesses hosting amazing local artists, incredible food & delicious wine to taste. Downtown Williston.

Tues., July 2; Thurs., July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

5-9 p.m. - Summer Nights On Main - Come to downtown Williston to experience incredible live music, amazing food, drinks, kids’ activities & more.

Events in Glendive, MT

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.

7:35-8:40 p.m. - National Trails Day - Hike through some of Makoshika’s favorite trials. At the conclusion of the hike, telescopes, s’mores & a interpretive talk will be available. If you would only like to join the night sky event, plan to arrive at 9 p.m. Hiatt Amphitheater, 1301 Snyder St.

Wed., June 5

6-7 p.m. - Trivia In The Park - Covering a wide variety of family friendly topics suitable for all ages. Makoshika State Park - Lower Group Use Shelter, 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.

Sat., June 15

8 a.m.-4 p.m. - 2024 Makoshika State Park 3-D Archery Shoot - Cost is Adults 18+ $20; Youth 8-17 $10, kids under 5 free. Concessions will be available. Makoshika State Park Archery Range, 1301 Snyder Ave. All proceeds support archery in Makoshika.

9 a.m. - Outdoor Quilt Show - Family friendly event taking place on the grounds of the Enchanted Room & Enchanted Living. The featured quilter will be showcased on the front porch of Enchanted Room, 222 W. Towne St. For more info call or message 406-377-4745.

Sat., June 29

6:30 p.m. - Shakespeare In The Park - Hamlet - Free performance of Hamlet. Pack a picnic and enjoy the performance. Makoshika State Park Amphitheater.


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