Ah summer time, when this area comes alive!
And I’m not just talking about the birds and buds, I also mean the people. We’ve been cooped up for months and can’t wait to get outside. And what better way to keep the flame burning than to get out in the summer heat?
If you’re looking to soak up as much sunshine as possible, here’s a list of fun outdoor date ideas in Fargo to keep the summer romance alive!
Summer Date Ideas in Fargo & Moorhead
1. A Downtown Stroll @ Roberts Alley
2. A Baseball Game @ Newman Outdoor Field
3. A Secret Garden Date @ Northern Plains Botanic Garden
4. A Casual Hike @ Orchard Glen Park
To maximize your outdoor time, enjoy nature’s beauty on a hike through Orchard Glen Park. Along the banks of the Red River, this is a community orchard for all to appreciate and makes a great backdrop for photos. The summer harvest includes cherries and pears which are free to pick and enjoy.
5. Dinner and a Show @ Trollwood
Every July, the performing arts school puts on a fantastic musical on the Bluestem stage. The amphitheater alone is a gorgeous backdrop, but the entire crew (made up of mostly high school students) builds a set that makes the show come to life. It starts late enough to catch dinner beforehand, and make sure to bring bug spray and a jacket for when the sun sets!
6. Picnic in the Park @ Gooseberry Mound Park
Gooseberry Mound Park is the perfect spot for a romantic picnic. First, stop at Luna and grab your preordered cheeseboard to go, then hit up Bernie’s for a bottle to pair with your snacks. Drive a few blocks to Lindenwood to park, then head across the river by foot on the walking bridge into Moorhead.
7. Bike Ride @ Lindenwood Park
Lindenwood Park provides a scenic backdrop for a lovely ride. Bring your own bikes or get rentals for 30 or 60 minutes (and includes a helmet). Choose from single bikes, or double if you dare! Enjoy the beauty of the wooded paths along the Red River of the North. Another option is to rent a surrey or kayak to explore the river.