The Middle River Farmer’s Market will be at the picnic shelter on Main Street on Fridays from 2-5 pm this summer through September. Plants, baked goods, jellies, fruits & vegetables, eggs, fancy work and garden décor will be available.

The TRF Farmer’s Market is now open 2 days a week in the Floyd B. Olson Park on Tuesdays from 3:30-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon. More information can be found on the Thief River Falls Farmers Market page or by emailing to

It’s the 2nd Annual Freedom Festival in the Goodridge Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, July 28th. They’ll have crafters & vendors, bouncy houses, a rock climbing wall, kid’s inflatable archery, face painting, Food by Kate’s Kitchen, Baker St. Sales, Wallace’s Kettle Corn, the Goodridge Café, and a beer garden. There’s a great line up of events, including music, a parade at 1:00 pm, a Live Auction and so much more. You’ll find something for everyone.

Dads, or Grandpas, bring the kids to story time at the Thief River Falls Public Library and enjoy a doughnut! Every 4th Saturday of the month it’s “Dad’s and Doughnuts Storytime” at 10:00am at the library. For more information call the library at 681-4325.

Red Lake County, along with Northwest Minnesota Household Hazardous Waste, will be conducting a waste pesticide and household hazardous waste collection on Monday, July 30th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the landfill in Red Lake Falls and on Tuesday, July 31st from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the landfill in Oklee. All Red Lake County farmers, homeowners and farm related businesses will be able to dispose of old or unused paint, farm chemicals, fuels, and household chemicals for FREE. There will be a 300 pound limit on farm chemicals. Please call if you have more than 300 pounds. No rinse water, or empty containers will be accepted. For more information please call 1-800-637-2090 or 218-253-4121.

RiverFest Week in Thief River Falls is Monday, July 30th through Sunday, August 5th, events include the following:
Monday, July 30th: Community Bike Ride, 5:30pm
Thursday, August 2nd: 5K & 1K Run/Walk, 4:30pm
Movie in the Hartz Park, starts at dusk
Friday, August 3rd: Cornhole Tournament in Hartz Park, 6pm
RiverFest Concert, 6pm
Saturday, August 4th: Street Wizards 17th Annual Car Show, 11am
Crazy Days, 9am
Farmers Market, 9am
Pet Parade, 10:30am
Dine A Mite Drive in /proceeds to Penn. Co. Humane Society, 11am
Old Fashioned Day at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 1pm
RiverFest Concert, 4pm
Sunday, August 5th: Pennington County Sportsman’s Club Fun Shoot, 9am
Old Fashioned Day at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 1pm

The Thief River Falls Community Theater is celebrating their 23rd season with the final Summer Theater Production for your enjoyment. “Grease”, the classic musical with an all teen cast, will be presented Tuesday, July 31st through Thursday, August 2nd. All performances are at 7pm at the NCTC Theater, with tickets available at Digi-Key, and Pennington Square and Main. Tickets will be sold nightly at the door if seating is available.

There will be a Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for baby girl Dylan Feller on Thursday, August 2nd from 6-8pm at the TRF Eagles Club. Dylan has a rare heart malformation known as Ectopia Cordis, where her heart is on the outside of her thorax. There will be a Freewill donation, with proceeds going to the family for medical expenses. A benefit account has been set up through Bell State Bank.

It’s the Street Wizard’s 17th Annual Cruise-In Car Show on Saturday, August 4th at the Floyd B. Olson Park in downtown Thief River Falls. Friday night activities include pre-registration, an in-town trivia cruise and an informal meet/greet/eat and display at the Cenex South Convenience Plaza/A&W from 6-9pm. Saturday show events will include the cruise-in car show downtown, with registration starting at 8:30am. The show will run from 11-3pm with awards to follow, kids games available during select show hours. For more information contact Randy at 686-5611, Justin at 701-520-0948 or Terry at 218-416-0204 or visit

The Pennington County Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring their 4th Annual Fun Shoot on Sunday, August 5th from 9am-6pm. There will be multiple events to choose from or do them all. The entry fee is $5 per shooter per event; enter as often as you like. This event is open to the public; a gun safety certificate is required for anyone under 18 years old. For more information call 218-791-9808 or 689-0846.

The River of Life Church is sponsoring a “Shoe Drive Fundraiser”. They are collecting gently worn, used and new shoes; any and all sizes, kids and adults. Any money raised will go towards their children’s ministry. You can drop off donations at Ace Rental, Westside Motors or the River of Life Church, through the end of July.

Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants for non-profit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other non-profit organizations in the seven county Minnesota service area, including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties. Deadline is August 1st. For questions contact Mara Hanel at 218-745-9111, , or go to





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