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

Make a plan to celebrate the 4th of July locally! From checking out an old-fashioned carnival to a number of fireworks shows, there are a number of fun events to do for the 4th of July in Fargo & Moorhead!

Must-See Fireworks in Fargo

Redhawks Baseball Post-Game Fireworks Show (July 1 & 2)

Bonanzaville (July 4)

City of Moorhead (July 4)

Detroit Lakes (MN) City Beach (July 4)

Things to Do 4th of July in Fargo

Have Fun at The Lights in West Fargo

Join the 4th of July Celebration at the Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights! There will be games, crafts, splash pad fun, and a movie (Sing 2) at 12:30 p.m. FREE popcorn, plus concessions are available!

Celebrate at Bonanzaville

Bonanzaville will have their annual 4th of July Carnival & Fireworks with events starting at 10:00 a.m. Carnival themed games from Games Galore, bingo and trivia, face painting, pony rides, and food vendors. Fireworks will start at dusk. See their website for more information on tickets and pricing.

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 three games on the 4th of July weekend. Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd the RedHawks will face the Lincoln Saltdogs at 7:02 p.m. and again on Sunday, July 3rd at 1:00 p.m. See their website for ticket pricing and more game information. 

49th 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 and bike paths will be closed since they are within the “blast zone.” Fireworks will begin at around 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Check their Facebook event page 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 2nd 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. 

Attend 701 Day at Broadway Square

On Friday, July 1st celebrate the state of North Dakota on 701 Day at Broadway Square fro 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.! This new event showcases the many reasons we are proud to be from the “701.” Learn on their website!

Summer Chalkfest at Broadway Square

On Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. you’re invited to participate in a summer chalk festival at Broadway Square. Chalk is provided, and art instructors are available for some tips and advice. Find more information on their website. 

Head to Shady Hallow Flea Market in Detroit Lakes

All 4th of July Weekend (July 2-4) you can visit the Shady Hallow Flea Market in Detroit Lakes to go treasure hunting! The market is open 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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! Feel 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.

Find a spot to go Berry-Picking

Berry-picking season begins ramping up in July, and we’ve got a guide to help you find a local farm to head to for the day! Make sure to call ahead to make sure availability for picking and hours. 

Find a fun day trip to take! 

We’ve got a list of lots of fun local day trips to take with the kids. Find them all HERE!

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

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