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
01

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
May
24

May 24, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Similar to the Early Out Art Class, we keep making art on Wednesdays… but After School! Learn about a new artist, an art technique, or a movement to keep the creativity alive. k-6th grade. $3 members, $5 non-members.

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd Ave S
575-573-2316
May
24

May 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn to play that old time favorite to entertain your friends and family during the holidays or gatherings. Be the hit of the party! Note: Harmonicas not provided. Please provide your own. 15+ years old. $40 members, $50 non-members. 

 

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd Ave S
515-573-2316
May
25

May 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

** Work with clay, and we’ll fire it! $15 per 25lb bag of clay, $20 Firing Fee Our classroom doors are open! Open Studio is the opportunity to practice and receive advice on acrylic painting, pastel, watercolor, clay, jewelry, printmaking, collage, wheel throwing, you name it. Sign up ahead of time, and let us know what you’d like to work on or to reserve a wheel. 16+ years old. $5 bring own supplies. $15 Blanden Supplies. 

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd AveS
515-573-3216
May
25

May 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. 2-5 year olds. $3 member, $5 non-member.

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd Ave S
515-573-2316
May
25

May 25, 2017
7:00 pm

featuring the violin students of Melissa Gillete including traditional Suzuki repertoire and fiddle tunes

doors open at 6:30PM for seating

free admissions

McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts
1633 N 29th St
515-576-3636
May
26

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

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. 16+ years old. $15 members. $20 non-members. 

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd Ave S
515-573-3216
May
26

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
7:00 pm

Honory Our Military, Past or Present

Free Admisson, camping availble, concessions on grounds

Friday rodeoa at 7 P, Saturday 1 & 7 PM, Sunday 1 & 7 PM and Monday at 2 PM.

Events Mini Bulls, Mini Bareback, Mini Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Wild Pony Race, Open Bull Riding

Contact Johnny Hopkins 515 571-6922

Dayton Rodeo Grounds
Johnny Hopkins 515 571-6922
May
27

May 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. All Ages. Free Admissions

Blanden Art Museum
920 3rd Ave S
515-573-2316
May
25

Weekly on Thursdays
May 25, 2017
7:00 pm

free admission

Shiny Top Brewery
520 Central Ave
515-302-8055