Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Fort Dodge and Webster County Visitor Events.  Fort Dodge hosts some great events and we hope you take the opportunity to enjoy them! Event information is kept as up-to-date as possible but the Fort Dodge CVB does not organize these events and details may be changed without our knowledge. Please verify the accuracy of this information via the event website or the given contact information.  To make viewing the calendar easy, it is searchable by date or type of the event. Organizations may submit event information electronically to be listed on the Fort Dodge CVB calendar by using the Submit Event tab.

Event search and details are below the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Link.

For a listing of all GFDGA, non-visitor & community events

follow the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance link below:


May 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017

The Fort Museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm & Sundays 11 am-5 pm.

Fort Museum and Frontier Village
1 Museum Road, Fort Dodge
(515) 573-4231

Weekly on Thursdays
May 25, 2017
7:00 pm

free admission

Shiny Top Brewery
520 Central Ave

September 21, 2017
3:30 am - 4:30 am

2 - 5 year olds

$3 Member, $5 Non-member

Instructor: Marcia Anderson, Limit: 7 Adults/ 7 Children


Ever wanted to make art with your young one?? Now is the time. Clever Together Thursdays offers the opportunity to make an original work of art with guided instructions from one of our qualified art instructors. It’s fun, it may get messy, and it will definitely be a class to cherish time spent with each other!

Blanden Art Museum

September 23, 2017
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

The event will feaure a large "bier garten" tent with custom wooden dance floor, a diverse mix of food, a variety of draught beers pm tap and live college football broadcasts all day. Tickets will be available to purchase on-line at www.ticketweb.com or by phone 866 468-3401 or at the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee Store.

Oleson Park Bandshell
1400 Oleson Park Avenue

September 26, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

16+ years old

$15 Member, $20 Non-member

Instructor: Hope Thier, Limit: 10 Participants


Learn fundamental ceramic skills and try out new techniques. Each session is tailored to your next level of development and interest in clay. Incorporate adding handles, feet, spouts, decoration, and so much more! Works are fired when finished, and students can utilize Open Studio hours or by appointment to keep working.

Blanden Art Museum

September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Downtown Fort Dodge

September 27, 2017

In conjunction with FIREBALL RUN. 

Downtown Fort Dodge

September 29, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

18+ years old

$10-$20 depending on model

Limit: 10 Participants


Bring your own materials and draw from the human form in any of its various shapes and postures, from observation of a live model, using any drawing media.

Blanden Art Museum

September 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All Ages


Limit: No Limit


Music, theatre and poetry! The Oak Hill Poetry-N-Rhythm program sits under a creative umbrella that includes creative expressions of song, music, dance, and the spoken word. Each month there is a different theme to help guide the creative spirit, and encourage artists to make new work. Future growth of this program will include a monthly workshop, guest artists, and more.

Blanden Art Museum

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission is $2 for those 12 and over. Saturday hours 9 am-4 pm and Sunday 9 am-3 pm.

Webster County Fairgrounds
22770 Old Hwy 169
1-515-955-3764 or Patty 1-515-351-8322