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.
First Thursday of each month during the summer – starting May 4, 2017
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.
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.
Thursdays May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 & September 14, 2017
Enjoy an evening stroll through downtown Fargo with wine sampling, live artists and great shopping.
June 2-4, 2017
Enjoy the finest Native American dancers, singers and vendors in Fargo-Moorhead at the 2nd Annual FM Crossroads Contest Powwow.
June 7-10, 2017
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.
June 8-17, 2017
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.
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!
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!
June 23-24, 2017
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!
Sundays June 25 & August 27, 2017
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.
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.
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.
July 13-15, 2017
Hit the streets of downtown Fargo for fine art, unique finds, quality crafts and tasty food.
July 14-15, 18-22, 25-29, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 5-11, 2017
Red River Valley Fairgrounds
“Kaliedoscope of Fire” nightly, professionally choreographed firework displays.
August 10-13, 2017
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.
August 18-20, 2017
ND Horse Park
Several food trucks from around the region gather in one place for a street food feast.
August 19-20, 2017
The Pioneer Village comes to life with authentic costumes, demonstrations, parades and crafts.
Booths of hand-made crafts, food and entertainment.
And a few bonus events…
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!
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