Once the warm weather hits Fargo, the city fills up with summer events for all types of people. From 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!
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
The Red River is a wonderful 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 15-16, 23-24, 30-31 2022 | North Dakota Horse Park
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
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 | Island Park
Downtown Yoga Sundays | Broadway Square
Yoga on the Lawn|Essentia Health Plaza
Reach your spirit to the sky and join us for an outdoor, all-levels 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.
Downtown Yoga Sundays are every Sunday in the summer at 10:30 am. This relaxing flow series will take place on the lawn of Broadway Square.
Yoga on the Lawn hosted by Inspire Health and Wellness Spa is held at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights every other Wednesday at 12 pm starting on June 22nd.
Grab your girls and head to Fargo for a weekend away. There are tons of new shops and restaurants throughout the metro area as well as multiple markets throughout the summer.
Artist’s Flea Market *
June 12, 2022 | Wild Terra Cider
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.
Red River Market *
Saturdays, July 9 – October 29, 2022 | Broadway Square
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 14-16, 2022 | 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 different local artist shows, or head to these outdoor venues for some 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 8-17, 2022 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds
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 in the summer for people of all ages and travel styles.
Fargo Blues Festival *
July 29-30, 2022 | Newman Outdoor Field
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.
Sunset Sound Sessions at Jasper Hotel
June 30th | Jasper Hotel
Jasper Hotel is introducing Sunset Sound Sessions – an unforgettable, outdoor concert series on our 5th-floor terrace overlooking downtown. Join us as the sun sets over Fargo this summer while listening to bands from our city and beyond.
Food & Drink
Fargo is emerging as a foodie destination, and we have events to prove it.
Happy Harry’s Ribfest *
June 8-11, 2022 | FARGODOME
Some of the greatest rib cookers in the country descend on the FARGODOME parking lot for Ribfest on June 8th-11th to serve up mouth-watering food. Each night as the sun sets, the entertainment kicks up a notch, with nightly concerts.
Dia Del Taco Fest
June 18, 2022 | Fargo Brewing Company
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.
Fargo Food Truck Festival *
August 12-14, 2022 | North Dakota Horse Park
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!
The Food Truck scene is also doing a few pop-up festivals throughout the summer, stay tuned to their social pages for more information.
History & Culture Buffs
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
May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, 2022 | Drekker Brewing
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 23, 2022 | Broadway Square
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.
The Great Race *
June 26 | Broadway Square
Celebrate the finish line of the Great Race national tour finishing in North Dakota for the first time in its 39-year history. Check out sweet vintage care you may never see anywhere else.
Moorhead Cruise Nights *
May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, 2022 | Moorhead Center Mall
On the first Thursday of each month, Downtown Moorhead comes alive with the inaugural year of Moorhead Cruise Night. Enjoy food vendors, music, and an exciting family-friendly atmosphere.
June 25, 2022 | Sons of Norway
Enjoy this authentic Scandinavian event featuring Scandinavian Folk music and food. Programs will be held in the Troll Lounge and smaller rooms at the Sons of Norway. In the ballroom, vendors will have their booths and the Nordic clubs will have their food booths.
West Fargo Cruise Nights *
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, 2022| POW/MIA Plaza
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 30, 2022 | Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center
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 11-14, 2022
One of the region’s largest pride celebrations, with daily events and, of course, a large parade.
ND Renaissance Faire *
Get ready for non-stop entertainment, historic musical acts, comedic characters, and of course, an array of authentic medieval games at North Dakota’s first annual Renaissance Faire.
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.