Thursday, Aug. 15, through Saturday, Aug. 17
The Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway N., Fargo, celebrates its 16th birthday this weekend with three days of fun. The annual event, called Dale Days for the late longtime front-of-house manager Dale Powers, taps into his charm and his penchant for Hawaiian shirts. The Ian Alexy Band kicks things off Thursday night, followed by DJ Melby on Friday and Special Blend on Saturday. Music starts each night at 8 p.m., with different food offerings each day. Saturday also features art-making for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; https://www.hoteldonaldson.com or 701-478-1000.
Fargo Food Truck Festival
Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18
Mobile eateries have become a staple in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and the Fargo Food Truck Festival brings some of the best to the North Dakota Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave. N., this weekend. Things kick off at 11 a.m. Friday in time for lunch, with inflatables for the kids up from 4-8 p.m. and a hot dog eating competition at 7 p.m. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with more games, a bloody mary special and a corgi race at 1 p.m. A fry bread taco eating challenge starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday’s salute to bacon starts at 11 a.m. with different vendors offering porky surprises. A mini doughnut eating contest starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with the festival coming to a close at 6 p.m. Admission is $2, or free for children 10 and younger; https://www.701foodtrucks.com.
UPDATE: International Potluck Music Festival
Saturday, Aug. 17
Nothing brings people together like music and food. The International Potluck is an ongoing effort to get people to meet others in the community. Saturday’s International Potluck Music Festival at the Heritage Garden and Amphitheatre in the southwest corner of Woodlawn Park, Moorhead, features sets by singer-songwriter Kwaician, hip-hop dancing from The Krownz, blues rock from Sons of Mars and the vocals of Durow and more. The event, from 5-9 p.m., is free and open to the public, with food trucks Adibon Ethnic Catering and Suna’s Egyptian Eatery selling dishes. If the weather is bad, the event will move to Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. University Drive, Fargo; 701-269-0187.
Saturday, Aug. 17, & Sunday, Aug. 18
Take a step back in time this weekend at Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W., West Fargo, with Pioneer Days. See how the early settlers made a home for themselves and paved the way for life today. Watch a blacksmithing or woodcarving demonstration, or try your hand at ax throwing or wool dying. Kids can ride in a wagon or a tractor or go to work on some crafts and watch the parade daily at 2 p.m. The family fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission ranges from $6 to $12; https://www.bonanzaville.org or 701-282-2822.
Sunday, Aug. 18
Get ready to go to the mats on Sunday when WWE slams down at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive. Cheer on Universal Champion Seth Rollins or jeer on Baron Corbin. Watch Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch take down Lacey Evans. See Braun Strowman and other wrestling stars. The action starts at 5 p.m. with tickets ranging from $17 to $102; http://fargodome.com or 701-241-9100.