Frostival is a two-day celebration of winter fun including more than 50 family-friendly events across Fargo. This year’s Frostival takes place from Friday, January 25 through Saturday, January 26. Fargo and its sister cities Moorhead and West Fargo will be hopping with winter-themed fun that will have you believing #ColdIsCool.
Most major events are happening at four locations across the tri-city area.
Breweries across Fargo-Moorhead | January 19-26
Pick up your passport at any of the breweries or at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, and then collect stamps from all of the listed local breweries. Turn in your passport at the Visitors Center throughout the week or at the Frostival’s Base Camp to win some cool prizes.
Participating Breweries: Fargo Brewing Company (Downtown and the Ale House) Junkyard Brewing Company, Drekker Brewing Company (Downtown and Brewhalla), Drumconrath Brewing Company, Prairie Brothers Brewing Company, Kilstone Brewing, Pixeled Brewing.
Base Camp | 409 Broadway N, Fargo
If you’ve got a gnarly beard and like to show it off, this contest was basically made for you. Put on by the Beard Association of North Dakota, there are many divisions available to enter your face. Check the beard invasion webpage for some inspiration.
Norseman & Norsewoman Challenge
Frozen Fortress | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead
Show off your inner Viking with this three-hour test of endurance, agility, strength, stamina, balance, and perseverance. Events include: obstacle course, uphill snowshoe run, and log flipping.
Base Camp | 409 Broadway N, Fargo
Race down Broadway in just your knickers! This event used to be part of Frosty Cup, but will be on its own this year. Participate for only $10 and receive a pair of Frostival undies in return for your bravery.
What are the top family-friendly Frostival events?
This Frostival hub will be a great spot to warm up with your family on Saturday. With a whole bunch of events for the kiddos like inflatable games, open skating, and more!
All day events will keep everyone in the family entertained with a River Keepers Winter Scavenger Hunt, yard games, marshmallow roasting & hot chocolate, and more.
Cardboard Sled Racing (*NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR*)
Icicle Island | Dill Hill | 598 1st Ave S, Fargo
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!
Opening Kick-Off | Base Camp | 409 Broadway N, Fargo
Sample many local businesses hot cocoa & vote on which is Fargo-Moorhead’s best.
Looking for a good competition? Top Sporting Events:
North of Normal Games
The North of Normal Games are a series of competitions across the entire city that range from the quirky (think reverse dog-sledding) to sports you usually associate with summer (like golf and outdoor volleyball!). See them all on the North of Normal Games webpage.
Snow Golf & Disc Golf
Elmwood Park | 500 13th Ave W, West Fargo
Swing at a tennis ball using your golf clubs in this 18-hole scramble! Or test your disc golf skills at Woodlawn Park.
Outdoor Volleyball Tournament
Fargo Billiards & Gastropub | 3234 43rd St S, Fargo
An outdoor wintry volleyball tournament… don’t worry, the snow will cushion your dives!
Friday, January 25th | Base Camp | 409 Broadway N, Fargo
Roast s’mores over an open fire and then enjoy live music from Boomtown in a heated outdoor tent, have a beer, sample a variety of hot cocoa, and more.
Saturday, January 26th | 409 Broadway N, Fargo
Start the day out with a workout of the day with Crossfit Ice House and then move on to the Frosty Cup drinking games. Shortly after, the Undie Run will make you brave the cold. For those of you that enjoy a good beard, check out the Beard Invasion contest before Two-Way Crossing takes the stage in the heated tent.
Is there transportation?
Valley Bus will be running a FREE shuttle on Saturday starting at 11am and finishing at Base Camp at 4:45pm. Hop on the shuttle at any of the main hubs to catch the shuttle!
Public transportation: Fargo has Uber, Lyft, & many taxi companies.
Where can I park for Frostival?
Moorhead Center Mall and LinkFM: Free!
Civic Center Ramp: $1.50 an hour and free after 5pm
NP Ave Lot: $1 and hour and Free after 5pm
Island Park Ramp: Free after 5PM
Island Park: Free all day!
Street Parking: 90 minutes free, free after 5 pm
Visit FargoParking.com for more information on area lots