Events to look forward to in Fargo-Moorhead this summer

If you’re looking for fun things to do this summer, the Fargo-Moorhead area has several fun events happening! Here are a few of the events happening in the area:

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 September 18, 2016

Red River Valley Speedway
Nearly weekly (mostly Fridays) through August 26, 2016
Top End Dragways
Nearly weekly (mostly Saturdays) through October 16, 2016

 

CRUISIN’ BROADWAY
June 2, July 7, August 4 & September 1, 2016  |  Downtown Fargo
Explore historic downtown Fargo-Moorhead with all the classic cars from 5pm-9pm.

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RIBFEST
June 8-11, 2016  |  FARGODOME
Award-winning BBQ ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, live music and more. Music entertainment this year includes Eli Young Band, Blind Melon, Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker. 

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CORKS & CANVAS
June 9, July 21, August 11 & September 8, 2016  |  Downtown Fargo
Sample Select wines as you stroll through downtown businesses while enjoying great art and witness artists working live. 

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BURGERS, BOURBON & BEER FESTIVAL
June 16, 2016  |  Downtown Fargo
Sample a variety of burgers, bourbon and beer and stay and dance to music from Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. 

WEST FARGO CRUISE NIGHT
June 16, July 21, August 18 & September 15, 2016  |  West Fargo – Sheyenne Street
Classic cars and bikes cruise Sheyenne Street in West Fargo.

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UNDER BREW SKIES BEER FESTIVAL
June 18, 2016  |  Island Park
The North Dakota Brewers Guild’s first Fargo festival – a celebration of ND and bordering state brewers. Sample more then 60 independent craft beers. 

SCANDINAVIAN HJEMKOMST & MIDWEST VIKING FESTIVAL
June 24-25, 2016  |  Hjemkomst Center
An authentic Scandinavian event featuring dancing, entertainment, food, Viking-Age crafts, demonstrations, seminars and other activities. 

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4TH OF JULY AT BONANZAVILLE
July 4, 2016  |  Bonanzaville Pioneer Village
An old-fashioned family celebration with a BBQ picnic, train rides and costumed historical figures.

 

RED RIVER MARKET
Saturdays July 9-October 29  |  Downtown Fargo – Broadway & 4th Ave N
Produce and craft vendors, live music and more!

STREETS ALIVE
July 10, August 28 & September 25, 2016  |  Downtown Fargo-Moorhead

An open-street festival where walkers, bikers and any form of human-powered movement bring downtown Fargo-Moorhead alive. 
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RARE BEER PICNIC
July 16, 2016  |  Davy Memorial Park
A festival for sampling aged, soured and infused beers from local breweries and home brewers in the area. 

RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR
July 12-17, 2016  |  Red River Valley Fairgrounds
Exhibits, rides, livestock, entertainment, food and more! Grandstand entertainment this year includes Chris Janson, Hairball, Scotty McCreery, Big & Rich, Three Days Grace and auto racing featuring the NOSA Sprint Cars. 

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DOWNTOWN FARGO STREET FAIR
July 14-16, 2016  |  Downtown Fargo
Blocks of outdoor booths of handmade arts and crafts, awesome food and great entertainment. 

TROLLWOOD PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRODUCTION
July 14-16, 20-23 & 26-30, 2016  |  Bluestem Amphitheater
Trollwood Performing Arts School’s 38th annual mainstage musical production – this year’s production is “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.”

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HORSE RACES
July 16-17, 23-24 & 30-31, 2016  |  ND Horse Park
Some of the finest thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in the Upper Midwest. 

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SWAY DAY
July 22, 2016  |  Island Park
Celebrate National Hammock Day by hanging out and relaxing in Island Park!

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ZOO BREW
July 28  | Red River Zoo
Sample beers from local breweries, enjoy live entertainment, lawn games and animal presentations.

BLUES FESTIVAL
July 29-30, 2016  |  Newman Outdoor Field
A two-day 12-band explosion that features world-class bands, great food, beverages and on-site camping. Performers this year include Shannon Curfman, Mud Morganfield, Jim Thackery, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Zac Harmon Band, Canned Heat and more.  

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CHALKFEST
August 11, 2016  |  Red River Zoo
The F-M area’s largest art-making festival – features free admission to the zoo, artists doing live demonstrations, food vendors, live music and more.
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FM PRIDE WEEK
August 18-21, 2016  |  Fargo-Moorhead – various locations
Celebrate the local and regional LGBT community with events including the Pride Parade, Block Party, Community Rally and Pride in the Park. 

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FARGO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
August 19-21, 2016  |  ND Horse Park
The Fargo Food Truck Festival features several food trucks from around the region.

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ISLAND PARK CRAFT SHOW
August 27-28, 2016  |  Island Park
Spend a day shopping in the shade at the Island Park Craft Show! Shop 160 juried arts and original craft booths for items such as handmade baskets, pottery, decorative wood items, clothing and much more. 

For more ideas on things to do in the Fargo area this summer, check our calendar of events, this list of concerts and this summer checklist by Fargo Monthly.

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