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After the Fourth, July really heats up with plenty else to do in F-M

Riders are taken for a sideways ride on the Spin Out attraction at the Red River Valley Fair. Forum file photo1 / 4
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels rehearsed for the 2015 Fargo Airsho. Paul Christianson / Special to The Forum2 / 4
Jockeys near the finish line at the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo. Forum file photo3 / 4
The Downtown Fargo Street Fair brings in thousands. Forum file photo4 / 4

FARGO — Congratulations! You survived the Fourth of July!

While Independence Day may be the biggest holiday of the month — even the summer — there are still 27 days left and lots to do. Here's a quick look at some of the fun things happening through the end of the month.

Friday, July 6: If you haven't had your fill of fireworks, head to the RedHawks baseball game and stick around for the post-show pyrotechnics.

Sunday, July 8: Get your motor running early in the morning and take in Cars & Coffee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Automotive Tech Center, 308 First Ave. N., Fargo.

Tuesday, July 10: The Red River Valley Fair kicks off six days of rides, games, carnival food, animals music and more.

Wednesday, July 11: Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater is doing a summer production for adults with an adaptation of the song and dance musical, "Xanadu."

July 12: The biggest musical of the summer, Trollwood Performing Arts School's "Hello, Dolly!" kicks off a three-week run at the Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead.

July 14: After a long off-season, the Red River Market opens in downtown Fargo with weekly farmers markets offering produce, prepared food, coffee, beer, music and more each Saturday.

July 17: A musical take on storytelling and family dynamics, Gooseberry Park Players reel in "Big Fish" at Minnesota State University Moorhead's Hansen Theater.

July 19: Thousands will crowd Broadway as the Downtown Fargo Street Fair kicks off three days of crafts and fair food.

July 21: Get back in the saddle as weekend racing returns to the North Dakota Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave. N., Fargo.

July 23: Let your creative side loose at the West Fargo Park District's Art Night at Armour Park, which is on the corner of Second Avenue Northwest and Fifth Street Northwest. The event will feature local artists, food, yard games, free youth art projects and live music.

July 25: See a different side of Fargo and Moorhead floating up the Red River in kayaks or canoes in Paddling Excursions taking off from the Hjemkomst Landing in Moorhead.

July 26: Catch the beat when rapper Brother Ali takes the stage outside Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive.

July 28: Get your '80s on when Def Leppard and Journey rock the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive.

July 29: Keep your eyes on the sky to see the daredevils fly during the Fargo Airsho at Hector International Airport, 2801 32nd Ave. N., Fargo.

July 31: Search for clues in the great outdoors during the West Fargo Park Scavenger Hunt.

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