22 Summer 2017 Events to Look Forward To in Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo-Moorhead is a happening place, especially in the summer. Here are 23 events happening in the F-M area this summer that you may want to mark on your calendar.

1. CRUISIN’ OLD BROADWAY

First Thursday of each month during the summer – starting May 4, 2017 
Old Broadway
Not to be confused with the usual Cruisin’ Broadway in downtown Fargo, this event takes place at  The Old Broadway Restaurant on NP Avenue and Broadway. Cars will be parked in the alley behind Old Broadway and drinks will be available outside at the pop-up bar.

2. CARS & COFFEE

Sundays May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 & October 1, 2017
308 1st Ave N, Fargo
Since Cruisin’ Broadway in is no longer happening in Downtown Fargo this year, Cars & Coffee is an event car enthusiasts in the F-M area will want to mark on their calendars. Check out the cars, enjoy a cup of coffee and grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks.

classic car

3. CORKS & CANVAS

Thursdays May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 & September 14, 2017
Downtown Fargo
Enjoy an evening stroll through downtown Fargo with wine sampling, live artists and great shopping.

4. FM CROSSROADS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST POWWOW

June 2-4, 2017
Scheels Arena
Enjoy the finest Native American dancers, singers and vendors in Fargo-Moorhead at the 2nd Annual FM Crossroads Contest Powwow.

FM Crossroads Powwow

5. HAPPY HARRY’S RIBFEST

June 7-10, 2017
FARGODOME
Award-winning BBQ ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, a petting zoo, carnival rides and live music. The entertainment lineup this year includes Collective Soul, Night Ranger, Diamond Rio and Little Texas.

Rib vendor stands at Happy Harry's Ribfest in Fargo, ND

6. FARGO-MOORHEAD RESTAURANT WEEK

June 8-17, 2017
Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo
Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week highlights the area’s dynamic culinary scene. Participating restaurants put together special 2-course or 3-course menus at discounted prices. Restaurant Week is a perfectly good excuse to go out to eat every day for ten days.

Steak and broccolini for Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week

7. WEST FARGO CRUISE NIGHT

Thursdays June 15, July 20, August 17 & September 21, 2017
Sheyenne Street, West Fargo
Sheyenne Street roars to life with classic cars, bikes, muscle cars, food & beverage vendors and more!

8. BURGERS, BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL

June 15, 2017
Moorhead Center Mall
Another event featuring food & drink! Local restaurants prepare burger sliders for all-you-can-eat sampling. A variety of beer samples will be available along with cash bars. Event attendees will also have access to BBQ tasting and lessons!

burger slider

9. SCANDINAVIAN HJEMKOMST &  MIDWEST VIKING FESTIVAL

June 23-24, 2017
Hjemkomst Center
Authentic Scandinavian event featuring dancing, entertainment, food, Viking-Age crafts, demonstrations, seminars and other activities. Many people go for the food and stay to see all the other neat things!

Viking demonstration at Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festival

10. STREETS ALIVE

Sundays June 25 & August 27, 2017 
Downtown Fargo-Moorhead
An event encouraging people to be active in the outdoors! Several streets are closed to cars and open for people to walk, bike, run, rollerblade, roller skate, skateboard, etc.

skateboarder jumps over motorcycle at streets alive in downtown Fargo

11. RED RIVER MARKET

Saturdays July 9 – October 28
Broadway & 4th Ave N, Fargo
A market in downtown Fargo featuring sustainable, locally grown food along with baked goods and crafts from local vendors. Grab a cold-press coffee and listen to some live, acoustic music while enjoying all things local made by locals.

Red River Market truck in downtown Fargo, ND

12. RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR

July 11-16, 2017
Red River Valley Fairgrounds
Exhibits, rides, livestock, entertainment, midway shows and food. Grandstand entertainment this year includes Granger Smith, Hairball, LOCASH, Shinedown, Old Dominion, Auto Racing and more.

Fair rides at the Red River Valley Fair in Fargo, ND

13. FARGO’S DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR

July 13-15, 2017
Downtown Fargo
Hit the streets of downtown Fargo for fine art, unique finds, quality crafts and tasty food.

Broadway in downtown Fargo with vendor booths during street fair

14. TROLLWOOD PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

July 14-15, 18-22, 25-29, 2017
Bluestem Amphitheater
Join Trollwood Performing Arts for their 39th annual Mainstage Musical production! The productions attract thousands of audience members each summer to the beautiful Bluestem Amphitheater for an evening of entertainment under the stars.

Trollwood Performing Arts School performance at Bluestem Amphitheater

15. HORSE RACING

July 15-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2017
North Dakota Horse Park
Some of the finest thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in the Upper Midwest. New this year, Friday night horse racing has been added for the last two weekends of racing at the ND Horse Park.

Spectators watching live horse racing at North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo, ND

16. RARE BEER PICNIC

July 15, 2017
Davy Memorial Park
An event celebrating aged, soured, and infused beers crafted in the region. A picnic lunch and live music complete the Rare Beer Picnic experience.

Fargo Brewing Co. tent at Rare Beer Picnic in Moorhead, MN

17. FARGO BLUES FESTIVAL

July 28-29, 2017
Newman Outdoor Field
A two-day, 12-band blues explosion that features world-class bands, great food, beverages and on-site camping. The entertainment lineup this year includes Lurrie Bell, Walter Trout, Albert Cummings, Robert Randolph, Liz Mandeville Band and more.

Man laying on grass enjoying music at Fargo Blues Festival

18. PYROTECHNICS GUILD INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

August 5-11, 2017
Red River Valley Fairgrounds
“Kaliedoscope of Fire” nightly, professionally choreographed firework displays.

Fireworks at Red River Valley Fairgrounds

19. FM PRIDE WEEK

August 10-13, 2017
Fargo-Moorhead
Celebrate the local and regional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with events like the annual Pride Parade, Community Rally, Block Party and Pride in the Park.

FM pride parade in downtown Fargo, ND

20. FARGO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

August 18-20, 2017
ND Horse Park
Several food trucks from around the region gather in one place for a street food feast.

21. PIONEER DAYS

August 19-20, 2017
Bonanzaville
The Pioneer Village comes to life with authentic costumes, demonstrations, parades and crafts.

22. ISLAND PARK CRAFT SHOW

August 26-27
Island Park
Booths of hand-made crafts, food and entertainment.

Shopping booths at Island Park Craft Show in Fargo

And a few bonus events…

UNDER BREW SKIES

June 17
Island Park
A craft beer sampling festival featuring North Dakota brewers and breweries from neighboring states. The event also includes live music and food vendors to complete the experience!

 

AUTO RACING

The Fargo-Moorhead area has three racetracks that have races on a nearly weekly basis!

Buffalo River Race Park
Nearly weekly (mostly Sundays) through mid-September
Red River Valley Speedway
Nearly weekly (mostly Fridays) through September
Top End Dragways
Nearly weekly (mostly Saturdays) through mid-October

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