4th of July in Fargo: Fireworks & Things to Do

Fourth of July events are back! This year, families will have more opportunities to celebrate their patriotism locally. From flying a kite to attending a fireworks show, there are a number of fun events do for 4th of July in Fargo & Moorhead!

Must-See Fireworks in Fargo

Redhawks Baseball Post-Game Fireworks Show (July 2)

Bonanzaville (July 4)

City of Moorhead (July 4)

West Fargo Events (July 4)

Detroit Lakes (MN) City Beach (July 4)

Things to Do 

Celebrate at Bonanzaville

Bonanzaville will have their annual 4th of July Celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Get the family together and watch a historic shooting of the anvil. The day will also include historic games, live demonstrations, horse-drawn carriage rides, train rides, kids crafts, bouncy houses, a food truck, and a parade at 2:00 p.m.

Fly a Kite at Fort Abercrombie

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Society is hosting a free kite-flying event on July 3rd and 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Don’t have a kite? No problem! Create a kite at the Fort Abercrombie Interpretive Center for free. Follow their Facebook page for more event information. 

FM Red Hawks Baseball Game

Cheer on your local Red Hawks team. The RedHawks are an independent minor league baseball team of Fargo-Moorhead. There are two games on the 4th of July weekend. Saturday, July 3rd the RedHawks will face off the Milwaukee Milkmen from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and face them again July 4th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. See their website for ticket pricing and more game information. 

48th Annual Moorhead 4th of July Celebration

Watch the spectacular fireworks display from inside your vehicle in the public parking lots at the Horizon Shores Estates. Please do not park in the Horizon Park neighborhoods. The Horizon Park will be closed and the bike paths will be closed at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. Check the Facebook event page for more information.

4th of July Celebration at The Lights

Come out and enjoy this FREE community event with live music by The Dead Beats, yard games, concessions and a spectacular firework show to end the evening!
Music will begin at 7:30PM and end at 9:30PM with the community firework display to follow. Check their website for more information. 

Shop The Market at West Acres

Shop a wide variety of produce and products from regional vendors at The Market at West Acres. This event is a partnership between The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society and West Acres. Shop Saturday, July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the west parking lot at West Acres.  Visit the West Acres website for more information. 

Other Ideas

Go Swimming

Beat the heat and visit a local splash pad or pool. See our guide for splash pads and pools in Fargo. Feel like being on a beach instead? No problem! Check out our guide to beaches near Fargo.

Go Camping or Hiking

Pack up the family for a 4th of July camping trip. Enjoy camping spots near Fargo. New to camping? No problem. Here are 5 camping tips for beginners! Feeling like going on an adventure? Check out some family hiking spots near Fargo.

Local Museums and Landmarks

Celebrate not only our nation’s history but local history and culture. There are plenty of historic landmarks and museums to visit in the Fargo-Moorhead area. 

Enjoy Ice Cream

From traditional ice cream to Thai ice cream, Fargo has a range of places you can enjoy frozen treats and ice cream. 

Enjoy Something Free

Looking to save money over the 4th of July in Fargo? Check out our list of free things to do in Fargo.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

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