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

4th of July FargoMake 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

Bonanzaville (July 4)

City of Moorhead (July 4)

Detroit Lakes (MN) City Beach (July 4)

Redhawks Baseball Post-Game Fireworks Show (July 7)

Things to Do 4th of July in Fargo

Celebrate at Bonanzaville

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Bonanzaville will have their annual 4th of July Carnival & Fireworks starting at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th. Come for old-fashioned carnival fun pony rides, bingo, food vendors, and more. Fireworks will start at dusk. See their website for more information on tickets and pricing.

Party at Drekker Brewing

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Join the fun at Drekker Brewing’s ‘Merica: We the (Party) People on July 4th from noon to 5:00 p.m. They’re throwing a party with bouncy houses, games, lots of treats, and star spangled fun for all ages.

4th of July Celebration at The Lights

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights, July 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.! Events include a craft, a movie, and the splash pad will be open. See their Facebook event page for more details.

FM Red Hawks Baseball Game

Date: July 4th-6th

Cheer on your local Red Hawks team. The RedHawks are an independent minor league baseball team of Fargo-Moorhead. There are three games on and around the 4th of July. July 4th, 5th, and 6th the RedHawks will face the Milwaukee Milkmen. See their website for ticket pricing and more game information.

50th Annual Moorhead 4th of July Celebration

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

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.

4th of July Parking Lot Party, Moorhead

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

On July 4th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., pay the $10 parking lot admission fee for a great  view of Moorhead’s firework display at Moorhead High School Career Academy. This family-friendly event includes a bounce house, ice cream truck, and more! Proceeds will go to a general housing fund that will directly support individuals in recovery and help them rebuild their lives. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Axis Clinical Parking Lot Party

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

For $10 park, the AXIS Clinicals Parking Lot Party will feature good seats to see the Moorhead Business Association fireworks show! Park your car early for an evening of family fun with games, gift bags, a dessert truck, and more! All proceeds will go to the Bridging the Gap non-profit and additional non-perishable donations are welcome.

Shop The Market at West Acres

Date: Saturday, July 1st & Tuesday, July 4th

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. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 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.

701 Day at Broadway Square

Date: Saturday, July 1st

Celebrate North Dakota and all our state has to offer on 701 Day at Broadway Square on July 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.! This event showcases the many reasons we are proud to be from the 701, with an RDO equipment display, entertainment, photo opportunities, an interactive art piece, and free giveaways! See their website for more information.

Summer Chalkfest at Broadway Square

Date: Saturday, July 1st

On Saturday, July 1st 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 Facebook event page.

Head to Shady Hallow Flea Market in Detroit Lakes

Date: Saturday, July 1st – Monday, July 3rd

All 4th of July Weekend (July 1-3) 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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Kallie Swenson
In 4th grade, Kallie sported two things: an awkward haircut and the title of “new kid.” Her family moved from Crookston to Moorhead, where she went on to graduate from Moorhead High. After graduating, she packed up and migrated south, to the Twin Cities area. There she lived with an amazing set of roommates… her grandparents! She still considers this one of the best decisions of her life. She attended one year at a community college before deciding she would venture back to Moorhead to earn a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her career spanned across local organizations, including for SCHEELS and The Salvation Army. In 2016, Kallie made the huge decision to buy a house in Barnesville. She closed on her 25th birthday and moved in with her dog, Lily. In 2017, she began dating a long-time friend (not all love is love at first sight!) and got married in March of 2019. She and her husband, Jordan, enjoy traveling, the outdoors, live music, and finding treasures during garbage week. Kallie is now a proud stay-at-home mom to 2 girls. She loves writing about thrifty living, party planning, and nurturing relationships on her blog. When Kallie bought her small, 980-square foot home she never imagined so much love would grow there. Her family eventually plans to build in the country but for now, enjoy the closeness of small living.


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