Outdoor Music, Festivals, & Summer Events in Fargo | 2021

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Summer is here, and we are looking for every excuse to be OUTSIDE! We’ve rounded up all the outdoor music, movies, festivals, fairs, and other fun summer events in Fargo for 2021!

Outdoor Music

701 Eateries Campfire Sign-a-Longs

Join this new restaurant in town for regular sing-alongs around the campfire with local artists! Check out their events on their Facebook page for details. 

701 Eateries: 701 North University Dr, Fargo

Bluestem Amphitheater

This beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Moorhead is host to some great live music acts this summer. Check out their schedule and ticket options on their website!

Bluestem Amphitheater: 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Crooked Lane Farm

This venue is just a 30-minute drive south of Fargo and is hosting 6 sessions of love music this summer. Please see their Facebook page for details!

Crooked Lane Farm: 17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND

Fargo Brewing

While they have revamped their inside, Fargo Brewing still has space for outdoor concerts! Check their Facebook page for outdoor events and ticket info. 

Fargo Brewing: 610 University Dr. N, Fargo

Live Music at The Lights & POW/MIA Plaza

Outdoor concerts are scheduled throughout the summer at The Lights in West Fargo and POW/MIA Plaza in Downtown West Fargo. Please see the West Fargo Events website for a schedule and details. 

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights: 3150 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

POW/MIA Plaza: 400 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Music at the Square

Tuesday evenings through September 2021. See their Facebook event page for a list of dates and musicians! 

Broadway Square: 201 Broadway N, Downtown Fargo

Music on the Mountain

Detroit Mountain Recreation area outside of Detroit Lakes, MN is bringing Billy Currington to  the stage on Saturday, July 10. Please see their website for details and ticket information. 

Detroit Mountain: 29409 170th St, Detroit Lakes, MN

Red River Market

Most Saturdays from July 10 – October 30 you can enjoy live music at the Red River Market in downtown Fargo. Please stay tuned to their website for entertainment announcements. 

Red River Market; 201 Broadway North, Downtown Fargo (Broadway Square)

Red River Valley Fair

The fair is back this summer from July 9-18, 2021 with a great line-up of live music! Check their website for a full schedule and ticket information. 

Red River Valley Fairgrounds: 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Red River Zoo TAPpy Hour Concert Series

Wednesdays in July and August, there will be a featured concert at the Red River Zoo! 

Riverhaven Events Center

They will bringing back their patio concert series this summer! Please stay tuned to their Facebook page for announcements. 

Riverhaven Events Center: 700 1st Ave N, Moorhead

WE Fest

WE FEST is back this year from August 5-7 outside of Detroit Lakes, MN. Please see their website for their current line-up and ticket information. 

Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, MN


Outdoor Movies

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights & POW/MIA Plaza

Outdoor concerts are scheduled throughout the summer at The Lights in West Fargo and POW/MIA Plaza in Downtown West Fargo. Please see the West Fargo Events website for a schedule and details. 

Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights: 3150 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

POW/MIA Plaza: 400 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Gathering on Tuesdays

This free summer series features either a movie night or a fun family activity on Tuesdays in June & July. Each event includes a craft, music and more! Check their website to see locations and details! 

Movies at the Square

A variety of movies shown on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Broadway Square in downtown Fargo. Series include Nature of the North, Superhero, Family Night, and ND Voices. Check out their full event calendar here



Noojimo at Bonanzaville | June 5 | Bonanzaville

Happy Harry’s Ribfest | June 9-12 | FargoDome

Midwest KidsFest | June 11 | Island Park

Dia Del Taco |  June 12 | Fargo Brewing

Unglued Summer Craft Fest | June 13 | Drekker Brewing

Speak Easy Summer Bash | June 17 | Speak Easy

Roger Maris Summer Bash | June 17 | Island Park

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration | June 19 | Lindenwood Park

West Fargo Street Fair | June 19 | POW/MIA Plaza

The Arc Anniversary Celebration Carnival | June 22 | The Arc South Location

Wild West Jamboree | June 24 | Rendevous Park

Family Fun Night Summer Splash | July 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Art Night | July 7 | River’s Bend Park

Hometown Heroes | July 8 | Rendevous Park

Pop-Up Food Truck Fest | July 9-11 | Fargo Elks #260

Red River Valley Fair | July 9-18 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Downtown Fargo Street Fair | July 15-17 | Downtown Fargo

Festival of Fire | July 24 | Broadway Square

Food Trucks & Trails Festival | July 24 | MB Johnson Park

Fargo Air Sho | July 24-25 | Hector International Airport

Art in the Park | July 25 | Detroit Lakes City Park

Fiber Arts Festival | July 31 & August 1 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds

German Folk Festival | August 7 | Rheault Farm

PGI Convention | August 7-13 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Bookfest | August 12 | POW/MIA Plaza

Food Truck Festival | August 13-15 | ND Horse Park

Craft Beer & Cider Festival | August 21-22 | Broadway Square

Community Playground Carnival | August 24 | Courts Plus


Ongoing Events

Bike Night | Once per month throughout the summer | Drekker Brewing

Bringing FM area classic motorcycle riders and enthusiasts together every month.

Gathering on Tuesdays | Tuesdays in June & July | Various Fargo Parks

This free summer series features either a movie night or a fun family activity. Each event includes a craft, music and more! 

Moorhead Cruise Night | 1st Thursday of June – September | Moorhead Center Mall

A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts in downtown Moorhead with food, music and an exciting family friendly atmosphere.

Moorhead River Arts | 5 Tuesdays in June – August | Memorial Park & Woodlawn Park

Family-friendly event that features carriage rides, kid-friendly art activities, inflatable games, yard games and more!

Park It! | Thursdays June – August | Various Fargo Parks

Create a free take-home craft at the park! All supplies are provided.

Picnic on the Plaza | Mondays all Summer | The Lights Plaza

Come and spend your lunch hour with us out on the plaza! Bring your lunch and enjoy some sunshine and different activities.

Redhawks Baseball | Throughout June, July, & August | Newman Outdoor Field

Join the fun cheering on Fargo’s local baseball team! Special promotions listed on their website. 

Red River Market | every Saturday July 10 – October 30 | Broadway Square

Local farmers, food and drink, love music and more every Saturday downtown!

Red River Paddling Excursions | One Wednesday evening per month in June, July, & August | Hjemkomst Landing

River Keepers guides participants on a monthly kayak trip down the Red River. 

Red River Valley Speedway Races | Weekends throughout the summer

Watch the races at the Red River Valley Speedway! See website for schedule. 

Shady Hallow Flea Market | Every weekend Memorial Day – Labor Day | Detroit Lakes

3.5 acres of treasure-laden, shaded, and grassy grounds just south of Detroit Lakes!

Summer Chalk Fests | May 1, June 5 and July 3 | Broadway Square

Chalk artists of all ages can participate in this fun monthly event! Monthly themes and chalk provided!

West Fargo Cruise Night | Once a month June – September | West Fargo Sports Complex

Classic cars lined up for spectators and car enthusiasts in the community!

Yoga in the Park | Wednesdays in June & July | Island Park

An all-levels yoga class co-hosted by the YMCA of Cass and Clay CountiesCourts Plus Community Fitness, and the Fargo Park District.

For more summer events in Fargo and things to do, check out our monthly events guide or our Ultimate Guide to Summer!

Did we miss any summer events in Fargo you love? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]


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