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 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Rogers Sports Complex
1628 Nelson Avenue

July 19, 2017 - July 21, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

6-9 year olds

$20 Member, $30 Non-member

Instructor: Diane O'Hern, Limit: 12 Students


Let's start each day drawing swirly, curvy lines and shapes and create your very own Cartoon character.  Take them on your journey into shapes made out of clay. Create more with watercolor and tempra paints. Explore the paintings of George Seurat. Imagine and wonder how you would paint one of his scenes. Bring a white t-shirt or white pair of socks for our tie-dye project. Art camp designed to spark the children's imagination through a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Art Activities. It's all at the Blanden! A unique style having tons of fun with a variety of art materials in an environment where giggles and grins happen!

Blanden Art Museum

July 20, 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

July 22, 2017 - July 23, 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

July 23, 2017

Oleson Park Bandshell

July 23, 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

July 24, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 24, 25, & 27


Kennedy Park shelter

Come join us in learning the precaustions to know when hunting.

Kennedy Park Shelter
1415 Nelson Ave

July 25, 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