Once the warm weather hits Fargo, the city fills up with summer activities for all types of people. From the great outdoors to girls’ trips to foodie favorites, find an event that sparks your summer interest.
Many of these Fargo summer events are perfect for families – anything marked with a * is recommended for kiddos!
Summer events outdoors
These events are perfect for the outdoorsmen in you. Check out our outdoor-lovers itineraries if you’re looking to fill the rest of your time in Fargo.
River paddling excursions and rentals
June 14, 19, & 28, July 12 & 26, and August 9
The Red River is a beautiful place to relax and get out on the water. Both Lindenwood Park and The Rental Shack at Viking Ship Park have rentals throughout the summer, and there will also be many river-themed events going on throughout the summer, including a Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Race and the River Paddling Excursions happening monthly!
Horse Racing *
July 14-15, 22-23, 29-30, 2023 | North Dakota Horse Park | 5180 19th Ave N, Fargo
The excitement of live horse racing is unparalleled, and you can witness it right here in Fargo. The “Little Track on the Prairie” is fun for the whole family.
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks games *
Newman Outdoor Field | 1515 15th Ave N, Fargo
America’s favorite pastime makes an excellent summer evening out in Fargo, North Dakota. From fireworks to giveaways, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks always have something fun going on during their games!
Outdoor Yoga *
Yoga in the Park | Rheault Farm | 2902 25th St S, Fargo
Yoga at the Square | Broadway Square | 201 Broadway N, Fargo
Yoga on the Lawn | Essentia Health Plaza | 3150 Sheyenne St, West Fargo
Reach your spirit to the sky and join us for an outdoor, all-level yoga class! Yoga in the Park takes place each Wednesday in the summer at 6 p.m. This series is meant for 15+, with prize drawings given out every week.
There are two different options for Yoga in the Square on Mondays throughout the summer, the YMCA teaches a gentle yoga class over lunch at 12 p.m., and Downtown Yoga Fargo teaches a class for all levels in the evening at 5:30 p.m.
Yoga on the Lawn with Mojo Fit Studios is held at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights every other Wednesday at 12 pm starting on June 21.
Grab your girls and head to Fargo for a weekend away. There are tons of new shops and restaurants throughout the metro area and multiple markets throughout the summer.
Wine and Rhymes at 4e Winery
First Thursday of each month | 4e Winery | 3766 156th Ave SE, Mapleton, ND
Enjoy a flight of wines or an ice-cold sangria while listening to live music at 4e Winery.
Artist’s Flea Market *
June 15, 2023 | Wild Terra Cider | 6 12th St N, Fargo
Creators have come together to host the Artist’s Flea Market where artists, creatives, and makers will be set up to sell their flea-market-worthy pieces, supplies, tools, and more.
West Fargo Street Fair *
June 17, 2023 | POW/MIA Plaza | 400 Sheyenne St, West Fargo
Stroll down Sheyenne Street and shop local arts, crafts, food, and retail vendors or enjoy a theatre performance, live music, and family-friendly POW/MIA Plaza activities.
Red River Market *
Saturdays, July 8 – October 28, 2023, | Broadway Square | 201 Broadway N, Fargo
Fargo-Moorhead’s largest farmers’ market takes to the streets of Downtown Fargo every Saturday of the summer. Buy local goods and talk to local vendors to get a real feel for life on the Northern Plains.
Downtown Street Fair *
July 13-15, 2023 | Downtown Fargo
Girls’ weekend wouldn’t be complete without some local shopping. The Fargo Downtown Street Fair features vendors stocked up with local art, hand-made items, and plenty of delicious goodies.
Outdoor Concerts & Entertainment
Fargo-Moorhead is bursting with local artists. Check out our events calendar for local artist shows, or head to these outdoor venues for big-name artists.
Bluestem Events *
Fun concerts happen at the Bluestem Amphitheatre all summer long. From country music to hip-hop, you can sit under the wide-open sky as the sun sets behind the stage.
Red River Valley Fair *
July 7-16, 2023 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo
Cheese curds, a Ferris wheel, and daily concerts are just a few of the reasons to attend this 10-day fair. It’s a can’t-miss for people of all ages and travel styles at the summer.
Fargo Blues Festival *
July 28-29, 2023 | Newman Outdoor Field | 1515 15th Ave N, Fargo
If you’re into Blues, or even if you aren’t, hit up the Fargo Blues Festival. The venue, a baseball stadium, is a cool backdrop to one of the best blues festivals in the country, with 12 bands over 2 days.
Music at the Square
Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. | Broadway Square | 201 Broadway N, Fargo
Bring your blankets and stretch out on the leisure lawn, or use one of the many cafe tables and chairs around The Square while you enjoy snacks and live music in the heart of Downtown Fargo.
Foodie & Brewery Events
Fargo is emerging as a foodie destination, and we have events to prove it.
Dia Del Taco Fest
June 17, 2023 | Fargo Brewing Company | 610 University Dr N, Fargo
The fourth annual Día Del Taco Fest is back and ready to get this fiesta started! This event will tempt your taste buds with unique street tacos, the tastiest margaritas, and specialty brews on tap from Fargo Brewing.
Enjoy ring-side entertainment from Below Zero Wrestling or upgrade to the Tequila Tasting.
Rare Beer Picnic
July 15, 2023 | WH Davy Park | 210 8th St N, Moorhead
Enjoy rare beer specialty brewed by some of the top breweries in the state, including those from out of state. They are bringing their “rarest” aged, soured, and infused beer.
Fargo Food Truck Festival *
August 11-13, 2023 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo
As soon as the snow melts, food trucks take to the streets selling incredible, diverse menus and livening up Fargo’s already-thriving food scene. The Food Truck Festival lets you try them all in one place, so it really doesn’t get better than that!
Cultural and History Events
Fargo’s mix of Scandinavian culture and Old West-Esque prairie makes an interesting mix. History and cultural events highlight these distinct flavors of the area throughout the summer.
F-M Classic Bike Nights
Second Tuesday of the month | Drekker Brewing Company | 1666 1st Ave N, Fargo
Bringing together classic motorcycles, riders, and enthusiasts, stop in to see classic and unique bikes at these Classic Bike Nights, plus eat some food and drink some great craft beer.
Folkways Night Bazaar *
June 22, July 20, & September 14 2023 | Broadway Square | 201 Broadway N, Fargo
Enjoy an evening of food, music, art, and performances. Shop from local artists, makers, and vintage shops at the Night Bazaar. Grab a drink or dinner from food trucks and carts.
Moorhead Cruise Nights *
First Thursday of each month | Moorhead Center Mall | 510 Center Ave, Moorhead
On the first Thursday of each month, Downtown Moorhead comes alive with Moorhead Cruise Night. Enjoy food vendors, music, and an exciting family-friendly atmosphere.
June 23-24, 2023 | Hjemkomst Center | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead
Enjoy this authentic Scandinavian event featuring Scandinavian Folk music and food.
West Fargo Cruise Nights *
June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2023 | Sheyenne St, West Fargo
Car enthusiasts, rejoice! Car owners bring their nicest rides to the West Fargo Cruise Nights at the POW/MIA Plaza. Grab a drink or some food and stroll along to check out some classics.
Volkswagen’s in the Valley *
July 29, 2023 | Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center | 2001 44th St S, Fargo
Bring your favorite VW or attend this free event just to see all the coolest Volkswagens at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center for Volkswagen’s in the Valley.
F-M Pride Week *
August 10-13, 2023
One of the region’s largest pride celebrations, with daily events and, of course, a large parade.
ND Renaissance Fair *
August 5-6 & 12-13, 2023 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo
Step back in time and experience the magic of the Renaissance at our upcoming fair. Immerse yourself in a world of knights and ladies, jugglers and minstrels, and indulge in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the past at North Dakota’s Renaissance Fair.
ND Renaissance Faire *
August 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27 2023 | North Dakota Horse Park | 5180 19th Ave N, Fargo
Get ready for non-stop entertainment, historic musical acts, comedic characters, and of course, an array of authentic medieval games at North Dakota’s original Renaissance Faire at the North Dakota Horse Park.
Summer in Fargo means hot weather, plenty of interesting people, and quirky events. The city comes alive, making the season a great time to visit.