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Fargo’s Top Summer Community Events

Photos By J. Alan Paul Photography

Need something to occupy your time on these nice, warm summer evenings? Find the perfect event for you.


West Fargo Street Fair
June 8 at 10 a.m.
Downtown West Fargo

Summer Nights At The Zoo
June 4-July 23
Red River Zoo


Summer Craft Market
June 9 at 2 p.m.
Drekker Brewhalla


Steve Martin and Martin Short: “Now you see them, soon you won’t” with Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Babko
June 7 at 7 p.m.
Bluestem Amphitheater

Steve Martin and Martin Short, the names speak for themselves in the grand history of comedy. Both became stars on Saturday Night Live, creating characters that are still being impersonated today. Since SNL, the two have gone on to do everything from blockbuster films to television shows to stand-up comedy. Now, the dynamic comedy team of Martin, and well, Martin, takes the Bluestem stage to rouse another sellout crowd.

Lewis Black: Joke’s On US Tour
September 15 at 7 p.m.
The Fargo Theatre

Terry Fator
September 29 at 7 p.m.
Bluestem Amphitheater


TEDx Fargo
July 25
Fargo Civic Center

The Fargo-Moorhead community converges upon the Fargo Civic Center each year with one goal in mind: enrich their minds. That is the TEDxFargo effect. Each year, the event draws internationally acclaimed speakers, diving into such topics as social change, the arts and maybe even a joke or two.

Red River Market
July 13-October 26 at 10 a.m.
63 5TH Street N, Downtown Fargo

Red River Valley Fair
July 9-14
Red River Valley Fairgrounds

FM Pride Week
August 8-11

Street Alive
August 25 at 12 p.m.
Downtown Fargo


Happy Harry’s Ribfest
June 5-8
Fargodome (outdoors)

Fargo Favorites Food Tour
June 8 at 11 a.m. (Recurring Event)
Downtown Fargo

Looking to try all the great food Downtown Fargo has to offer. This monthly offering lets you do just that. Tourists will go on a three-hour tasting journey with some of Fargo’s finest restaurants on the docket. Restaurants included are Boiler Room, Rhombus Guys, Rosey’s Bistro and much more.

Fargo Food Truck Festival
August 16-18
North Dakota Horse Park

Dia Del Taco
August 24 at 12 p.m.
Fargo Brewing Company

For those who are not familiar with Spanish, “Dia” means “Day”, “Del” means “Of The” and “Taco” translates to, well, “taco”. The second annual Day of the Taco at Fargo Brewing Company is an opportunity for local vendors to showcase their tacos. On top of that, there will be plenty of Fargo Brewing “cerveza” on tap as well as tequila and margaritas. It wouldn’t be a day full of tacos without tequila.

Sister Cities Smokeout
August 29 & 30
Bluestem Amphitheater


Rare Beer Picnic
July 20 at 4 p.m.
W.H. Davy Memorial Park

You like beer? Do you like things that are rare? Well, then the rare beer picnic is for you. Beer from 15 different breweries across the Midwest will be attendance to serve up their “rare” sour and infused brews. On top of that, there will be live music, yard games and food served up by the best chef in Fargo-Moorhead, Eric Watson of Rustica Eatery and Tavern.

Written by Brady Drake

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