Everything you need to know about Frostival in Fargo

Frostival is a six-week celebration of winter fun including more than 40 family-friendly events across Fargo. This year’s Frostival takes place from January 13 – February 27, 2021. Fargo and its sister cities Moorhead and West Fargo will be hopping with winter-themed fun that will have you believing #ColdIsCool.

Where do Frostival events take place?

Events will be happening throughout the three communities during the six-week event.

Which events are NEW to Frostival this year?

Geocaching Event – A Virtual Tour of Fargo’s oldest park

Island Park | January 13 – February 27

Whether you’re a seasoned geocacher or just looking to get outside, you’re invited to bundle up and take a virtual tour of Fargo’s oldest park! Complete the Adventure during Frostival to receive a free event pathtag (while supplies last) and the chance to win gift cards to local businesses. 

This free, fun, and family-friendly Adventure features 10 unique locations and can easily be completed in an afternoon using the Geocaching Adventure app, available for free on Apple and Android.

Skate Social & Movie Event

The Lights on Sheyenne | January 23, 1-7 p.m.

Join us at The Lights on Sheyenne for open skate, fire pits, and a movie on the big screen. There will be multiple sessions with a limit of 50 people per session. Stay tuned for the movie title announcement and open session times. 

Uniquely Fargo: Color Clash

Rheault Farm | January 23, 3-4 p.m.

Hunger Games themed snowball fight.
Registration: $15 per person, register here.

Outdoor Gear Garage Sale, Bonfire building, and Bonfire & Booze event

Moorhead American Legion | February 6

Join Nature of the North at the American Legion for a gear garage sale to get all of your winter gear needs covered and then stay for a bonfire building workshop and “hot jams and drinks” after the lesson is over.

Winter Wonderland w/ EHP Performance

EHP Performance | February 13

Kids obstacle course, human dog sled races, kids sled pull contest, dog vest contest, photo booth contest for kids, hot chocolate, smores, outdoor fire, heating lamps, snowmobile rides, sauna, outdoor bowling, hammerschlagen and more!

FMCT’s Musical Revue

February 18-21

Join FMCT in a return to the past for their Frostival Musical Revue! Enjoy 30-Minutes of singing and dancing from familiar storybook characters with plenty of opportunities for photos with your favorites directly following each show. Warm-up with something toasty from our concessions.

Frostival Celebration of Winter Food Tales

Drekker Brewing Company | February 26

Join Food of the North for a cozy, socially-distant evening featuring stories about the one thing that brings us all together: FOOD! Sit back, relax, and enjoy stories from local chefs, business owners, and community members about the food that has shaped their lives, hosted by local comedian JJ Gordon!

Fargo Film, Fashion, & Fun Celebration

Broadway Square | February 27

Wear your Fargo-ist of Fargo wear (ear-flap hats, moon boots, flannel shirts, etc.) and come on down to Broadway Square to enjoy a screening of the movie Fargo (R, 1996) on the MegaScreen

What are the top family-friendly Frostival events?

Cardboard Sled Racing

Mickelson Sledding Hill | January 23

One of Frostival’s most popular events, gather your supplies and test your hand at creating a cardboard sled and then race down with the whole fam! There are many different ways to win, from crossing the finish line first, to designing the most fun sled!

Skate Social

The Lights on Sheyenne | January 23

Join us at The Lights on Sheyenne for open skate, fire pits, and a movie on the big screen. There will be multiple sessions with a limit of 50 people per session. Stay tuned for the movie title announcement and open session times. 

Frozen Fortress

Hjemkomst Center | January 30

“The Snow Must Go On” with the MBA’s Snow Sculpture Competition, enjoy free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, outdoor games, a marshmallow roast, and much more frosty fun!

Coffee & Cocoa Crawl

Downtown Fargo | February 13

Caffeine & Chocolate, what’s not to love?! Bundle up the kids and grab your friends for a day of sipping and shopping!

Youth Ice Fishing Derby

South Woodhaven Pond | February 27

Bring your ice fishing rod and try your luck at the annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby!

S’Mores and More

Mondays throughout Frostival at various parks throughout Fargo

S’mores, hot chocolate, ice skating, and music.

Looking for a good competition? Top Sports Events:

Frostival Volleyball Tournament

Rustad Recreation Center | January 16-17

Coed and women’s adult teams will compete to win the title of Champions of the Frostival Indoor Volleyball Tournament. 

Uniquely Fargo: Color Clash

Rheault Farm | January 23

Hunger Games themed snowball fight.
Registration: $15 per person, register here.

Disc Golf Tournament

Woodlawn Park | January 30

Frostival “Ice Bowl” Disc Golf Tournament: No wimps, no whiners. This disc golf tournament takes place in the dead of winter to bring awareness to hunger in America.

Youth Pond Hockey Tournament

Lindenwood Park | February 6

Watch your kids do what they love and enjoy a day of hockey played where it all started…outside! Sign your kids up for a fun-filled day of hockey, all divisions are coed 10U, 8U, 6U.

Kickball Tournament

MB Johnson Park | February 6

Frostival Adult Coed Kickball Tournament: Join us at M.B. Johnson Park for some outdoor Kickball! 

What are the top Frostival events for adult fun?

Outdoor Gear Garage Sale, Bonfire building, and Bonfire & Booze event

Moorhead American Legion | February 6

Join Nature of the North at the American Legion for a gear garage sale to get all of your winter gear needs covered and then stay for a bonfire building workshop and “hot jams and drinks” after the lesson is over.

Fargo Film, Fashion, & Fun Celebration

Broadway Square | February 27

Wear your Fargo-ist of Fargo wear (ear-flap hats, moon boots, flannel shirts, etc.) and come on down to Broadway Square to enjoy a screening of the movie Fargo (R, 1996) on the MegaScreen

#ColdIsCool