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

July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

7-12 year olds

$20 Member, $30 Non-member

Instructor: Hope Thier, Limit: 12 Students


Molding, casting, sculpting, painting and monoprinting — this simple project pulls all of these together into one low-relief sculpture that demonstrates the elements of texture and color. Texture is defined in clay by pressing objects in or sculpting with tools. Next, the clay is painted with watercolor and covered with papier mâché, which lifts the color as it dries, absorbing it directly into the casting.


Blanden Art Museum

July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Webster County Fairgrounds

July 29, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

9:00-11:30am: Learn techniques & begin work

11:30-12:00pm: Break/Lunch

12:00-1:00pm: Finish up work/Final Discussion

Age: 16+ years old

$25 Member, $35 Non-member

Instructor: Diane Kunzler, Limit: 10 Participants


Spend some time in the great outdoors and study the natural surroundings in Kennedy Park. Tips for working plein air will be discussed as well as compositional considerations and pastel techniques. We'll start with a quick demonstration and have plenty of time to work. Bring a light lunch and we'll take a break before we wrap things up with a group discussion. **Everyone will meet at Kennedy Park in the first parking lot off to the right before the boat ramp.

Note: Participants may bring their own supplies or may use pastels and paperprovided by the Blanden. Participants should bring a traveling easel (if one is not available, let us know-instructor & Blanden has several that can be used), drawing board (foam core is light weight and works well,) wet wipes or rags, and comfort items like chair, sunscreen, bug spray, hat or umbrella for shade.

Kennedy Memorial Park

July 30, 2017

Oleson Park Bandshell

July 30, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

All Ages


Instructor: Eric Anderson, Limit: No Limit


Each lecture will allow individuals to gain a deeper understanding of the visual arts and provide an arena for discussion and artistic discourse. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Blanden Art Museum

July 30, 2017
5:30 pm

Featuring Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sports Mod, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.

Gates open at 4 PM with hot laps beginning at 5:30PM with racing immediately to follow.


Adults $10

Kids (7-13) $4

6 & under free

Seniors & Military (with photo ID) $8

Pit Pass $25

Pit Pass (14 or younger) $15

Sports Park Raceway
2298 S River Road

August 1, 2017 - August 5, 2017

Event Promo Photo


August 1, 2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Community Orchard opens for the season on August 1.

Community Orchard
2237 160th Street
515 573-8212