Area Events

Events in Sidney & Fairview, Mountain Time.

Wed., July 10

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kathleen Frank High Country West Exhibit - through Aug. 3. - “Capturing the Past” Exhibition Leah Olson - through Aug. 31. - “Celebrating the Essence: Exhibition Morgan Wagner - through Aug. 31. 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

Thur., July 11

11:30 a.m. - Richland Red Hatters Lunch Meeting - Gullivers. To RSVP call Paula, 406-489-2843 or Margaret, 406-489-1535.

4-5:30 p.m. - Water Fight Cool Off With The Cops - Free to everyone. Sunset Village, 1033 6th St. SW.

Fri., July 12

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Sidney Kiwanis Club Pie Social - Enjoy delicious pies along with a full meal or burgers & brats with all the trimmings. Sidney Middle School. Meals $12; piece of pie, $5. Whole pies after noon $18 if available. All proceeds go to serving children in a myriad of ways. For large orders please pre-order by calling or texting 406-794-2304.

Fri., July 12, 19, 26

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

Sat., July 13

4-9 p.m. - Sunset Fest - Artists, crafters, pop-up shops, food trucks, small businesses, direct sellers, musicians. Veterans Memorial Park.

5 p.m. - Quick Draw & Art Auction at Sunset Fest - Veterans Memorial Park. The MDHC Quick Draw provides a chance for viewers to watch art being created right before their eyes. Get a bidder number at MDHC table for the Art Auction at 6 p.m. Money raised will be used to fund MonDak Heritage Center’s art programs.

Sat., July 13, 20, 27

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

Sat., July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 & 12

7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Richland County Farmers Market - Featuring a variety of handmade items, crafts, produce, & food products. Richland County Courthouse parking lot, corner of 2nd St NW & 2nd Ave NW. Watch the Richland County Farmers Market Facebook page for updates.

Tues., July 16

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Book Club - The Book Club meets the 3rd Tues. of each month at The Meadowlark.

Wed., July 17

8:45 a.m. - Sidney ARS & MSU-EARC Dryland Field Day - ARS: Forage & Solar Research. EARC: Grasshopper & Durum research. Registration 8:45 a.m. at ARS Farmsite (about 4 miles N. of Sidney off MT Hwy 16) Take a left at Co. Rd 346, watch for entrance sign. Tour times: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., lunch provided.

Thurs., July 18, 5 p.m.-Fri., July 19, 1 p.m.

2024 Bordertown Hoopfest - Fairview - 3 on 3 Tourney. 3rd grade-adult. Prizes awarded to top teams. For more info contact Mel Hurley, 406-480-0184 or Trish Buxbaum, 406-489-0390.

Fri., July 19, 5 p.m .; Sat., July 20, 6:30 a.m., & Sun., July 21, 10:15 a.m.

78th Annual Fairview Old Timers’ Reunion & Summer Festival - All events take place in Sharbono Park unless stated otherwise. July 19: “Hamburgers in the Park”, registration of old timers & great entertainment. July 20: Starts with a free breakfast & registration at 8 a.m. “Car Show” at the north end of the park + food & other vendors. “Kiddie Parade” followed by “Grand Parade”. Raising of the flag, national anthem & presentation of this year’s button honoree, Ken Babcock. “Ice Cream Social” at Senior Citizen’s Center. Downtown Fairview has music & catching up with old friends. July 21: Sunday church service in the park. For more info visit “Old Timers Reunion & Fairview Festival Facebook page.

Sat., July 20

7 a.m.-3 p.m. - 16th Annual Monster Catfish Roundup - 2-man team, $100 entry fee. Boundaries: Intake to State Line. Calcutta & rules meeting: July 19, 7 p.m., Ranger Lounge. Entries can be dropped off at High Caliber Sports or enter online at For more info call Steve, 406-489-1170.

Sat., July 20 & Sun., July 21

3rd Annual Border Town Blast - Sat. race starts 4 p.m., Time onlys 1:30-3:30 p.m .; Sunday Race starts 10 a.m., Time onlys 8-9:30 a.m. (1/$5 or 3/$10 - Pay at the gate) Sidney Saddle Club, 5th St. SW.

Mon., July 22-Thurs., July 25

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Sidney Public Schools Back To School Registration - Grades K-12 registration, Central Elementary School, 200 3rd Ave., SE.

Wed., July 31 - Sat., Aug. 3

2024 Richland County Fair & Rodeo Back Roads & Tractor Shows - Rollo; Cowtown USA, North Star Amusements; Leapin’ Louie, Carnival, delicious food & free shows daily. PRCA Rodeos, Aug. 1: Heroes Night; Aug. 2: Tough Enough To Wear Pink. Rodney Atkins Concert with special guest Jerrod Niemann, Aug. 3, 7 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 17

9 a.m.-3 p.m. - 9th Annual Yellowstone Poker Float-Waterhole #3 - Launch/register, 9-10 a.m. at the “Stateline” (intersection of CR 131 & 356) straight south of Fairview & finish at Sundheim Park. Arrange your own drop off/pick up. We’ll have card stops along the way with 100% payout with a portion going to Sloppy Joe meal to follow at the Waterhole. Float at your own risk, 21+.

5:30 p.m. - 47th Annual Demolition Derby - Richland County Fairgrounds.

Sat., Aug. 24

9 a.m. - Foundation For Community Care Benefit Golf Scramble - $200/player; $1,200, 6-person team. Sidney Country Club. For more info visit

Events in Watford City, Central Time.

Through Sun., Sept. 8

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

Fri., July 12, 7 p.m. & Sat., July 13, 10 a.m.

Missoula Children’s Theater Presents Pinocchio - Admission: Free will offering. Watford City High School Performing Arts Center, 2313 Wolves Den Parkway.

Sat., July 13

8 a.m.-2 p.m. - McKenzie County Annual Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Collection Event/New Ag Collection Event - Open to all McKenzie County residents, no business, commercial, or oilfield waste will be accepted this day. McKenzie County Public Works, 1300 12th St. SE. For more info call 701-586-3445.

9 a.m. - Homefest Run - 5K run & walk, 8:30 a.m. race check in. Registration fee $30, register at Tourist Park, 1101 4th Ave. NE.

10 a.m. - Homefest COED 4s Mud Volleyball Tournament - Team check-in 10 a.m .; tournament begins 10:30 a.m. Tourist Park, cash prizes. Pre-registration $40; day of $50. To register visit

10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Art In The Park - Art vendors at the park & First International Bank Gallery all day. Kid’s art tent & face painting & bounce houses, Tourist Park. Baby pageant & special entertainment.

11-12 p.m. - Homefest Baby Pageant: “Under The Big Top” - Enter your 0-23 month old for a chance to win prizes. $10 per child. Tourist Park Covered Stage. For more info contact Beaver Creek Kids, 701-495-2480, [email protected].

1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. - Art In The Park Foam Party - Free to enter, donations accepted. Music, dancing, games & get a little wet in a sea full of foam bubbles. Tourist Park.

2-3 p.m. - Homefest Talent Contest 2024 - Sign up to show us what you got at this fun contest on at Art in the Park! Age groups: Kids: 0-8; Youth: 9-12; Teen: 13-18; Adult: 19+. Register no later than July 10. For more info contact Jessie at 701-770-8659 or email [email protected] or visit

3 p.m. - Best of Watford City Cornhole Tournament - Watford City Main Street, cash prizes. Fee $20/team. (Cap of 16 teams) Pre-registration only Registration deadline July 10.

Tues., July 16

2-4 p.m. - McKenzie County Food Pantry Handouts - First Lutheran Church, 212 2nd St. NW. For more info go to McKenzie County Food Pantry Facebook page. For questions or concerns call 701-444-3244.

Tues., July 16-Thurs., July 18

10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Summer Art Camp: Sports Galore: - Enjoy an afternoon of painting, sculpting, & ceramics fun, focusing around the theme of Sports Galore. This is a drop-off camp that includes an Art Show at pick-up on the last day (July 18, 12 p.m.) & a free T-shirt! All children must have completed Kindergarten at the time of registration. Multiple-Child Discounts available. Ask about our scholarship program. Cost: $22/person Long X Art Gallery, 100 2nd Ave. SW. For more info visit

Tues., July 23-Sat., July 27

12U Cal-Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Baseball Tournament - McKenzie County Athletic Park

Fri., Aug. 9

Watford City Chamber of Commerce Best Of The West Ribfest - Tons of ribs & all the sides. Classic Car & Truck Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m .; Great music: 8 p.m. Country Headliner: Easton Corbin; Rock Headliner: Steve Augeri, Kids Zone, Cornhole, vendors & more. Main Street, Watford City.

Fri., Aug. 23 & Sat., Aug. 24

Monster Truck Insanity Tour - See some of the world’s best Monster Trucks competing. McKenzie County Ag Expo. For more info visit

Events in Williston & Tioga, Central Time.

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.

Mon., July 15 & Aug. 19

6:30 p.m. - Draggin’ Main Mondays - A night of cruising Main St. in your favorite classic, hot rod, muscle car, truck or motorcycle start at the old Red Rock Ford lot, 2nd St. E., & ending with a car show & food trucks at the Soda Shack/ACE Hardware parking lot. Bring a chair & grab some grub.

Thurs., July 18

2-7 p.m. - Bakken Rocks Cookfest, Tioga - Free food, live music, great fun. Learn more about the oil & gas industry from industry experts, meet employees of companies working in the area & get some great BBQ. Information Session: Tioga Community Center, 410 6th St. NE; BBQ, Live Music & Kids Activities: Tioga City Park, 310 4th St. NE.

Fri., July 19

7-9 p.m. - 2024 Williams County Parks Summer Concert Series “The Bluestems” At Epping/Springbrook Dam - Free concert open to the public. Pack a picnic, listen to some tunes & enjoy the evening. Restrooms available, but bring your own refreshments & chairs.

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.

Fri., 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.

Mon., Aug. 5

6-8:30 p.m. - Basin Kruzers Presents Main Street Block Party - Food, music, classic cars & more. Free event. Bring your family & a lawn chair. Parking vehicles from 6-6:30 p.m., 4th St. to Broadway.

Fri., Aug. 16

7-9 p.m. - 2024 Williams County Parks Summer Concert Series “Ted & Kari” McGregor Dam - Free concert open to the public. Pack a picnic, listen to some tunes & enjoy the evening. Restrooms available, but bring your own refreshments & chairs.

Events in Glendive & Richey, Mountain Time.

Thurs., July 11

9:30-11:30 a.m. - Youth Program: What’s for Lunch? - A free event for Children ages 7-13 will learn what food chains & food webs are and how they work. Makoshika State Park Visitors Center.

6 p.m. - Friends of the Library Brains & Brews Trivia - Get your team together (4-5 person team, $5 per player), test your knowledge, enjoy a brew & support your library. Cross Country Brewing.

Fri., July 12 & Sat., July 13

10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum 2024 Creation Weekend - Free virtual reality, free tropical Sno Saturday from 1-3 p.m .; kids activities in the mornings (must pre-register at; special speaker, Sherri Seligson, Fri. & Sat. at 3:30 p.m.

Sat., July 13

3-7 p.m. - ‘80s Themed Car Show - Come in your best ‘80s attire & enjoy a car show with an 80s twist. Prizes awarded for best executed theme & car. Tractor Supply Company, 2808 W. Towne St.

Sat. July 13, 20, 27

8:30-10:30 a.m. - Paleo Experience - The paleontology experience will include a visitor center tour, a tour of the paleo lab, & an interpretive hike. $10 per person. RSVP your spot by calling 406-377-6256. Makoshika State Park Visitor Center.

Wed., July 17, 31, Aug. 14

6 p.m. - Trivia in the Park - Free event that covers a wide variety of family friendly topics suitable for all ages. Makoshika State Park Lower Group Use Shelter.

Thurs., July 18

9:30-11:30 a.m. - Youth Program: Fun with Fossils - Free event where children ages 7-13 are invited to learn what fossils are & how they are formed. As well as what types of fossils there are & fun facts about each of them. Makoshika State Park Visitor Center.

Fri., July 19

3:30-6:55 p.m. - Golf Scramble - Glendive Community Cancer Fund - 4 person teams, $400 per team. Cottonwood Country Club, 508 Country Club Road. Register at [email protected] or 406-698-1701.

Sat., July 20

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Bridge Day - Celebrating the historic Bell Street Bridge. Bring the family, lawn chairs & spend the day at Bell Street Bridge/Eyer Park, 1002 W. Bell St. Featuring yard games, live performances, vendors, local food vendors & beer from local breweries.

4 p.m. - Frontier Gateway Museum 60th Anniversary Celebration With Jessie Veeder - Jessie Veeder book reading & signing at Glendive Public Library 4-5:30 p.m. Music at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. Food trucks available.

8 p.m. - Concert - Richey Saddle Club Grounds

Sun., July 21

2 p.m. - 69th Annual Richey Rodeo - Richey Saddle Club Grounds. Admission $10 adults, $5 students. Concessions on grounds, no carry in coolers. Music Sunday evening at Shorty’s Bar. To enter call or text Nancy Verschoot, 406-480-2430 by July 18.

9 p.m. - Full Moon Hike - Free event. Hike with the full moon light under the Makoshika night sky. Telescope viewing will also be available. Caprock Trailhead.

Wed., July 24

8 a.m.-5:50 p.m. - Dawson County Fair Open Horse Show - Open to all breeds of horses & levels of showmanship. Classes for all ages & levels of experience. Dawson County Fairgrounds.

8:30-11:30 a.m. - Richey Schools Sports Physicals - Grades 5-12, Cost: $50. Check in at Richey High School office.

Thurs., July 25

9:30-1:30 a.m. - Youth Program: Who Gives A Hoot - Free event for children ages 7-13 will learn about adaptation in owls by discussing Montana’s native owls. Makoshika State Park Visitor Center.

Thurs., July 25, 8 a.m.-Sat., July 27, 11:55 p.m.

Dawson County Fair - Rodeos, concerts, magicians, street dancing & more. For more info visit

Sat., July 30

8:30 a.m. - Annual Dip-N-Twist Car Show Richey - Bring your motorcycles, cars, rat rods & pickups. Lot of entertainment options for all ages. Main St., Richey.

Thurs., Aug. 1

9:30-11:30 a.m. - Youth Program: Game Day - Students will win prizes as they play various games. Makoshika State Park Visitors Center.

Fri., Aug. 9

7 p.m. - Campfire Program: The Greatest Adventure on the Yellowstone - Free event where Chris Dantic will take you through Clark’s adventure on the Yellowstone River. Makoshika State Park Lower Group Use Shelter.

Mon., Aug. 12

9 p.m. - Night Sky Program - Free event. Look at the Makoshika night sky through a telescope. A ranger-led interpretive talk will be included. Lower Group Use Shelter.

Mon., Aug. 19

8 p.m. - Full Moon Hike - Free event. Hike with the full moon light under the Makoshika night sky. Telescope viewing will also be available. Hiatt Amphitheater.

Sat., Aug. 24

10 a.m. - Wild Montana Wilderness Walk - Free event, please register. A 4-mile hike guided by park staff, provides close up views of adjacent valleys. Moderate difficulty, little or no shade. Meet at Makoshika State Park Visitor Center . Visit to reserve your spot.

Sun., Sept. 8

8 p.m. - Night Sky Program: Saturn at Opposition - Free event. Use telescopes to look at the rings of Saturn. View & photograph Saturn & its moons. Makoshika State Hiatt Amphitheater.

Sat., Sept. 14

All Day - Makoshika 4th Annual Music & Arts Festival - Free event featuring local musicians, craft vendors, wine & beer vendors, food trucks, live paintings, & guided hikes will occur throughout the day. Hiatt Amphitheter.


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