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
Aug
19

August 19, 2017
8:00 am

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Aug
19

August 19, 2017 - August 20, 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
Aug
19

August 19, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

16+ years old

$25 Member, $35 Non-member

Instructor: Roger Feldhans, Limit: 12 Participants

 

Learn to take your photos from snapshots to photographic art. We will discuss basic camera operation, how to see a photograph, tips and tricks to improve your photography. We will discuss indoor and outdoor photography. Including fun interactive class projects featuring "painting with light".

**Students will need to bring a camera with full manual controls and a notebook.**

Blanden Art Museum
Aug
22

August 22, 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.

BlandenArt Museum
Aug
23

August 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

16+ years old

$5 Bring your own supplies, $15 Blanden supplies

** 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.

Blanden Art Museum
Aug
24

August 24, 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
Aug
26

August 26, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Historic Downtown Fort Dodge
Central Avenue
Aug
29

August 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

16+ years old

$5 Member, $10 Non-member

Instructor: Hope Thier, Limit: 2 Students per section

 

Learn about the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel. Two sections available, with two slots open in each session. Sign up ahead of time. Nothing is kept or fired during this workshop.

Blanden Art Museum
Aug
31

August 31, 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
Sep
07

September 7, 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
Sep
08

September 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

16+ years old

$5 Bring your own supplies, $15 Blanden supplies

** 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.

Blanden Art Museum
Sep
09

September 9, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Historic Downtown Fort Dodge
Central Avenue
Sep
09

September 9, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

9:30-10:30am, 16+ years old

$35 Member, $45 Non-member

Instructor: Rod Leman, Limit: 5 Participants

 

During this multi-day Blanden Art Academy, students will grasp the fundamentals to begin playing the guitar. Learn the basics from tuning and guitar strings, and then dive into simple exercises to do on each string to become familiar with chords and finger placement.

*Must bring your own guitar.*

 

>>> September 9, 16, 23, & 30

Blanden Art Museum
Sep
12

September 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

16+ years old

$5 Member, $10 Non-member

Instructor: Hope Thier, Limit: 2 Students per section

 

Learn about the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel. Two sections available, with two slots open in each session. Sign up ahead of time. Nothing is kept or fired during this workshop.

Blanden Art Museum
Sep
15

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Sep
16

September 16, 2017

The Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight will be taking 130+ Veterans to the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima Memorials and Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. to honor their service.  They will leave from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport early in the morning and return between 10:30-11:30 pm.  This is an approximate time as it is subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors in Washington D.C.  The public is encouraged to attend and "Welcome Home" veterans when they return from Washington D.C.  

Fort Dodge Regional Airport
1639 Nelson Avenue, Fort Dodge
Contact Charlie Walker at 515 576-0671
Sep
16

September 16, 2017 - September 17, 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
Sep
16

September 16, 2017
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Come join us for a winery tour, vineyard hayrack tour, grape stopping tournament, live music, and an open air market!

Soldier Creek Winery
1584 Paragon Avenue
515-570-8265
May
25

Weekly on Thursdays
May 25, 2017
7:00 pm

free admission

Shiny Top Brewery
520 Central Ave
515-302-8055