Chairman - Vivian Acuff
June 16 - 20, 2015
Theme: MUSIC…Heartbeat of the Soul
On behalf of the North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs, I wish to extend an invitation to all members to attend the 2015 NFMC Convention in Fargo, North Dakota.
We are planning a fun-filled week of music and entertainment that will include a presentation on the history of the Red River Valley, which is where Fargo is located, experience music by jazz artists, handbell choirs, string groups, and much more.
A tour will include a trip to the Fargo Theatre where you will hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ which is the largest organ between Seattle and Minneapolis, (we'll even throw in a short silent movie) the Scandinavian Museum and a Stave Church, which is an exact replica of the one in Norway, and the two major colleges in the area, North Dakota State University and Concordia.
Fargo is a lively, cultural community with a variety of things to see and do. We have unique shopping, restaurants, museums and art studios in historic downtown. Restaurants range from simple to elegant, e.g. sushi bars, Italian, Mexican, Thai and many others. Or you can enjoy the many coffee houses or tour one of our wineries in the area.
From pioneer villages and Viking ships to candy stores and an indoor ferris wheel - Fargo has it all. You may want to view the celebrity Walk of Fame at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau in Fargo. For the sports enthusiasts we have the Roger Maris Museum housed at West Acres Mall located across the street from the hotel and the Maury Wills Museum locate at Newman Outdoor Field. Or, how about a trip to the zoo.
You will experience a warm welcome to the North Country which is very diverse. Fargo has a reputation for being a friendly city and always welcomes visitors with open arms. May people who move here never want to leave - well, they may "think" about leaving when the thermometer drops below zero. We promise the snow will be gone when you arrive!
If you are planning to extend your stay, you may want to drive west to the Painted Canyon, the Badlands, or visit Medora and take in a western-style outdoor musical which is dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory. Whatever you decide to do in our great state, it will be a memorable time. We look forward to welcoming you to North Dakota and we hope your stay will be a fun on.