3 Upcoming April Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Eco Chic Design Conference 2016

Spring is here and so are many events that will make any home decor obsessor, DIY fanatic and home seeker want to jump up and scream with excitement. Here are our top three picks for upcoming April events that all Design & Living Magazine readers should attend.

Feature photo special to Design & Living Magazine | 2016 Eco Chic Design Conference

Spring is here and so are many events that will make any home decor obsessor, DIY fanatic and home seeker want to jump up and scream with excitement. Here are our top three picks for upcoming April events that all Design & Living Magazine readers should attend.

Eco Chic Design Conference | April 22

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo
10 a.m. – All Day

Design Conference 2015

Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography | 2015 Eco Chic Design Conference

Only 10 days left until the 2017 Eco Chic Design Conference, featuring keynote speakers Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and Chip Wade. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, you can visit

Design Conference is a day-long event featuring national and local celebrity keynote speakers. Doors open with exclusive shopping opportunities followed by engaging seminars back to back. First on stage is Grain Designs and Maria Bosak who will give you a behind the scenes look at remodeling and decorating your home. Chip Wade will share his journey of construction, television, and inspiration. The day will conclude with The Pioneer Woman. Your home doesn’t stop at walls, furniture, and decor. Ree will share her expertise on how to fill your beautiful home with all around goodness and tasty flare. With a wide variety of design, home and lifestyle topics you will leave feeling inspired to make your house, feel like a home.

23rd Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale | April 22

1201 7th Ave. E, West Fargo
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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Is Spring Fever getting the best of you? Are you ready to get out and shop? Check out the 23rd Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale on April 22nd at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Featuring over 200 vendor booths, exhibitors will be selling rummage and garage sale items, clearance items, household items, crafts, antiques, collectibles, home-based business products and more. Free parking.

$1.00/person |

Parade of Homes | April 22-23, 28-30 and May 5-7

Saturday – Sunday April 22-23,
Friday-Sunday April 28-30 and
Friday-Sunday May 5-7

4-8 p.m. Friday
Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Parade of Homes

The home will be one of four luxurious featured homes on the Parade, for which the cost is $5 to tour. The home was built by Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead. Proceeds from the featured homes benefit Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation.

Following article by Tyrone Leslie, HBA President, Heritage Homes
Spring is finally here, and our countdown begins for the Parade of Homes! With over 90 entries, this year’s 57th annual event is one of the largest ever. We’ve also expanded it to three weekends, April 22-23, 28-30 and May 5-7, giving you more options to tour all of the beautiful homes showcased by this event. Find more information about the event at

You can explore the Parade three ways:

1. Browse

This event-dedicated website allows you to research the builders, see the map, view the homes, photos and renderings and search by city, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms or minimum square feet. You can also get tickets and access information like event FAQs, copyright details and what goes into earning professional designations that many of our builders have.

2. Download the mobile app

This is all of the information from the Parade magazine and website for your pocket. You can browse information on each home. Plus, it can help you navigate from house to house, search by price range and make notes on your favorites.

3. Pick up an event magazine

For those who like flipping pages and unfolding a map, Parade of Homes magazines detailing each home entry will be at all Hornbacher’s stores April 17 – May 7. The magazine is a full-color publication with a half page dedicated to each home entry. Homes are represented in full color, with 3D renderings. The homes listed are in numerical order from west to east. The magazine includes a detailed pull-out map to each Parade entry, as well as a condensed listing of all homes entered in the event sorted by price and builder.

Parade attendees should register for their free general admission ticket or purchase their luxurious featured homes ticket at or through the app. Remember: admission is free to tour the majority of our homes (luxurious featured homes cost $5). Simply register to attend the event and print out your ticket with a QR code or have it available on your mobile device, when you enter the homes.

The Spring Parade of Homes has four luxurious featured homes priced at $750,000 and above that raise funds for Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, the HBA of F-M’s charity. Pay $5 to view all four homes by Carpenter Homes, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo Modern Homes and Heritage Homes. Home Builders Care Foundation is dedicated to showing that home builders care about our community by awarding scholarships to local students interested in the construction trades and working on projects that support housing in the area.

We hope you have a great time touring homes to see everything that our industry has to offer.


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