Outdoor Music, Festivals, & Summer Events in Fargo | 2022

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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 2022!

Outdoor Music

701 Eateries

This dual restaurant hosts musicians regularly and is a great patio spot to enjoy a warm summer night. Visit their Facebook Page to see all events. 

701 Eateries: 701 N 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

Brew Bird

Hosting a patio music series throughout the summer, visit Brew Bird to get grab a bite and enjoy some tunes! See their Facebook page for event dates. 

Brew Bird: 30 N University Drive, Fargo

Crooked Lane Farm

This venue is just a 30-minute drive south of Fargo and is hosting a summer concert series 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

First Lutheran Church Summer Concert Series

Find music, food trucks, and fellowship at summer concerts at First Lutheran Church! See this Facebook post for details and schedule. 

First Lutheran Church: 619 Broadway N (Downtown 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 2022. See their Facebook event page or website calendar for a list of dates and musicians! 

Broadway Square: 201 Broadway N, Downtown Fargo

Live & Local Series

This free, family-friendly series encourages attendees to explore the musical talent we have right here in our community. Each live music event will feature food and beverages as well as fun activities for the whole family! Dates are June 16, July 14, and August 18. 

Locations still TBD. 

FM Kicks Band Outdoor Concerts

Throughout the summer the FM Kicks Band will host a series of summer park concerts that are free for everyone! Please bring a lawn chair. You can find the schedule on their website
 
Location varies. 

Red River Market

Most Saturdays from July 9 – October 29 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 8-17, 2022 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

WE Fest

WE FEST is back this year from August 4-6 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 (or check out THIS POST of free and cheap kid’s movies with a full list of dates!). 

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

POW/MIA Plaza: 400 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Movies at the Square

A variety of movies shown on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Broadway Square in downtown Fargo. Check out their full event calendar here (or check out THIS POST of free and cheap kid’s movies with a full list of dates!). 

Broadway Square: 201 Broadway North, Fargo

Movies in the Park 

The Fargo Park District will be hosting a series of 3 outdoor movies this summer at Rheault Farm! Movies will be shown at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Be sure to bring a chair and blankets!

Find more details on their website (or check out THIS POST of free and cheap kid’s movies with a full list of dates!). 

Rheault Farm: 2902 25th St S, Fargo

 

Festivals/Fairs

Summer Craft Market with Unglued | June 5 | Drekker Brewing

Bark in the Park | June 7 | River’s Bend Park

Happy Harry’s Ribfest | June 8-11 | FargoDome

Midwest Kid Fest | June 10 | Island Park

Roger Maris Summer Night | June 16 | Island Park

Dia Del Taco |  June 18 | Fargo Brewing

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration | June 18 | Faith4Hope Community Center

West Fargo Street Fair | June 18 | POW/MIA Plaza

Jurassic Quest | June 25-26 | Scheel’s Arena

The Great Outdoors Family Fun Night | June 20 | The Lights

Pop-Up Food Truck Fest | June 24-26 | Fargo Elks #260

701 Day | July 1 | Broadway Square, Fargo

Bonanzaville July 4th Carnival & Fireworks | July 4 | Bonanzaville

STEM Night: Family Fun Night | July 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | POW/MIA Plaza

Red River Valley Fair | July 8-17 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Trout Fest | July 13 | Woodhaven North Park

Downtown Fargo Street Fair | July 14-16 | Downtown Fargo

Fargo Festival of Racing | July 15-16, 23-24, 30-31 | North Dakota Horse Park

Summer Splash | July 19 | The Lights

Art Night | July 19 | Armour Park

Art in the Park | July 24 | Detroit Lakes City Park

Fargo Blues Festival | July 29-30 | Newman Outdoor Field

Blue Grass Festival | July 30 | Aber Park

Kidchella | August 6 | The Lights

Fiber Arts Festival | August 6-7 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Pride | August 11-14 | Various locations

Food Truck Festival | August 12-14 | Red River Valley Fair

ND Renaissance Faire| August 13-14 & 20-21 | Red River Valley Fair

Broadway Square Bash | August 19 | Broadway Square

Island Park Show | August 27-28 | Island Park

Bonanzaville Pioneer Days | August 27-28 | Bonanzaville

 

Ongoing Summer Events in Fargo

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

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

Downtown Yoga Sundays | Sundays June – September | Broadway Square

Bring your yoga mat to downtown Fargo for a relaxing yoga workout.

Fargo Public Library Summer Storytime | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | Main Library & Carlson 

Share stories and build literacy skills this summer! No pre-registration required.

Folkways Night Bazaar | Last Thursday of each month, June – September | Broadway Square

Family-friendly events celebrating local arts and culture. With local vendors, kids activities, and take and make crafts.

Friday Movies @ Carlson | Fridays June – August | Carlson Library

Enjoy free movies at the library on Friday afternoons.

Gaming Days | One Sunday each month, June – September| Broadway Square

Head to downtown Fargo for games of all kinds: including foosball, table tennis, chess, checkers, and more!

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! 

Little Red Reading Bus | Throughout the summer | West Fargo parks & neighborhoods

West Fargo Public Library the bus makes weekly stops at local parks and holds pop-up libraries at events throughout the summer. Featuring tons of books, games, and activities. Check out their Facebook page for more information on schedule and events.

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 Farmer’s Market | Tuesdays May 31 – September 27| Hjemkomst Center parking lot

Get fresh products from local vendors at the Moorhead Farmer’s Market.

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.

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 9 – October | Broadway Square

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

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

River Keepers guides participants on a 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. 

Scheels Arena Flea Market & Food Truck Festival | One Thursday each month, June – August | Scheels Arena

Browse food trucks and various vendors. Admission is free and so is parking.

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 | June 4 & July 2 | 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 | The Yards on Sheyenne

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.

Yoga on the Lawn | Every other Wednesday June – August | The Lights

Bring your mat to the Essentia Health Plaza for yoga with Mojo Fit Studios. And be sure to register before the event.

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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