Island Park Show is August 23 & 24

shopping at Island Park ShowIndulge yourself and spend a day at Island Park shopping in the shade at the 38th Annual Island Park Show! Come to beautiful Island Park on Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24 for a two-day festival of original fine arts and unique crafts. The Island Park Show takes place from 10:00 am-5:00 pm both days.

There will be over 160 juried arts and original craft booths from 15 different states. Take a look at such items as handmade baskets, pottery, handmade candles, decorative wood items, clothing and much more! Guests are sure to discover that special “treasure” you can’t find anywhere else.

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In addition to all the great shopping, free music entertainment will be provided by area artists. The music entertainment will include Eldon Johnson, Tucker’d Out, Penny and Pals, Patchouli, Chris Gould, and Randi K. and Michael J. Olsen. There will also be horse drawn rides and barrel train rides for the kids!

Between all the shopping and entertainment be sure to grab a tasty treat.  There will be several food vendors with many delicious options including fry bread tacos, burgers, brats, shakes, cheese curds, kettle korn and more!

Island Park is located at 2 Ave & 7 St S, Fargo.  For more information or schedule of events contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Music Montage Open Mic Event

Performer at Music MontageThe Fargo Park District is hosting an open mic style music event. Music Montage will be held from 7:00- 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 14 at Great Northern Park. Join in an interactive evening of music outside on the park plaza in the heart of downtown Fargo.

An open mic format invites talented local musicians to perform to a crowd of all ages. Get your shot up on the stage or just enjoy the talented musicians in our community.  Come downtown early and enjoy Corks & Canvas- an Art & Wine Walk put on by the Downtown Community Partnership.

Great Northern Park is located at 425 N Broadway, Fargo.  This is a free event and all ages are welcome to attend.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Fiber Arts Festival is August 9th & 10th

Celebrate all things fiber, yarn and fabric! Fiber Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 at Rheault Farm. The event will take place from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00-5:00 pm on Sunday.

Fiber Arts Festival will include two days full of demonstrations, exhibits, classes, and shopping.  The featured artist this year is Leslie Granback. Granback will teach how to make felted clothing and accessories. There will be demonstrations on sheep shearing, spinning, knitting, felting, quilting and so much more.

If you are interested in getting some hands-on experience sign up for one of our classes held during the festival.  Rug Hooking will be offered Saturday, August 9 from 1:00-4:00 pm and Beginning Crochet will be offered Sunday, August 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Some on-site registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged.

New to the festival this year, North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producer Association along with American Lamb Board presents Taste of Lamb. On Saturday, from 11:30am-1:30pm, local shepherds will dish up samples of their favorite recipes. On Sunday, from 12:00-2:00pm, try different recipes from local chefs from Mezzaluna, the HoDo and The Blue Goose Cafe. Take home some of these delicious recipes and vote for your favorite. Concessions will be available for purchase from Bun Appetit.

The North Dakota Make It with Wool Contest Fashion Show will also be held in conjunction with the Fiber Arts Festival.  This will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 1:30 pm.  Other exhibits include a Sheep to Shawl Contest and People’s Choice Exhibit.  There will be opportunity to shop for items such as yarn, spinning wheels, needle tools, looms, and more throughout the weekend, including a Fiber Frenzy Rummage Sale on Sunday, August 10.

Admission to this event is free. This event is sponsored in part by the Quilters Guild of North Dakota, Bremer Bank, Pepsi and Sunmart. Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fiberartsfest.com.

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Fall Registration Starts August 1

It’s that time of year again! Fall is just around the corner and fall registration is open for adult and youth programs. Registration opens August 1 so be sure to check out the Fargo Park District website for a full list of activities and online registration! Hard copies of the Fall and Winter Brochure have been mailed to Fargo homes and is also available at the Fargo Park District offices (701 Main Ave).

Fargo Park District offers fun programs for all ages from recreational activities to art classes to special events. Adults can check out the different leagues offering volleyball, hockey, basketball, fencing and more. Kids can take ice skating lessons, learn lacrosse, and participate in youth sports. There are youth art classes like Create and Explore (ages 3-5 with an adult), Artmania (ages 6-8), or Accelerated Artists (9-12). Families can take archery lessons together, visit the walking trails, take advantage of open gyms, and enjoy special events throughout the fall and winter.

There are countless opportunities to get out and stay active year round with the Fargo Park District. Register online at www.fargoparks.com and check out more options for recreation and cultural activities this fall and winter.

 

 

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Fargo Park Events July 23rd-29th

July 23 Concert in the Park: Enjoy a performance by the band Silverado on Wednesday, July 23 at Trollwood Park  (3664 Elm Street N) at 7:00-8:30 pm. In addition to the music, you can get your face painted, jump in the bouncy castle and take home a craft project at the first performance in the Concert in the Park series. This is a free event and there will be limited concessions for sale.

Park ItJuly 24 Park It: Need something to keep the kids busy? Take them to Park It! Meet the Xcellent Art teacher at the park and create take home arts and crafts. The fun travels weekly to different neighborhoods throughout the summer. All supplies are provided for the weekly project. This week is at Kennedy Park  (4501 42nd Street S) from 1:00- 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 24. Adult supervision is required.

July 28 Waterama: Spend an afternoon having fun with water. Play water games and do all sorts of activities that involve water and getting drenched! There will be a bubble area for children ages 5 and under. Swim attire is strongly encouraged! Head over to Clara Barton Park (1451 6 Street S) on Monday, July 28 at 12:00-3:00 pm for this free event.

Shrek-movie-nightJuly 28 Movie Night: Come to Island Park (302 7th Street S) at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) for an amazing movie experience at Movie Night in the Park on Monday, July 28! Shrek is coming to the big screen in the park. The fun starts when the sun goes down with free Pepsi and popcorn while supplies last.

July 29 Community Block Party: Meet your neighbors at the last Block Party of the summer on Tuesday, July 29 at Bennett Park  (1900 58th Avenue S). Sing your favorite karaoke song, play on inflatable games, take home a craft project and get your face painted. All ages are welcome at this free family friendly event from 5:30-8:00 pm.

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German Folk Festival July 20

Explore German culture at the Fargo Park District’s German Folk Festival. The annual German Folk Festival is Sunday, July 20th from 11:00am -5:00pm at Rheault Farm (2902 25th St S).

Dance to traditional German music featuring Dale Dahmen and the Beats along with the Bockfest Boys at the main stage.

Enjoy activities for kids, demonstrations by blacksmiths and woodcarvers, an accordion display, and German Ornament making. Special presentations on travel, language, and genealogy will be given by Les Bakke and Jon Clark.

Savor German foods from Oven Door of Fargo, ND, and Karen’s Kuchens of Cavalier, ND. Wash it all down with authentic German beers from Sidestreet Grille and Pub.

Experience Germany without leaving Fargo! Check back on our website for more information and a schedule of events.

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July 10th-15th Events

July 10th Community Play Day: Come out to Rheault Farm (2902 25th St S) on Thursday, July 10 from 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm for Community Play Day! Play yard games, bounce on inflatables, do an art and craft activity, and climb on the playground! Daycares are welcome for this free event, and adult supervision is required.

July 10th Park It: Need something to keep the kids busy? Take them to Park It! Meet the Xcellent Art teacher at the park and create take home arts and crafts. The fun travels weekly to different neighborhoods throughout the summer. All supplies are provided for the weekly project. This week is at Village West Park (4415 9th Av Circle S) from 1:00- 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 10. Adult supervision is required.

July 10th Music Montage: The Fargo Park District is hosting the second Music Montage of the summer from 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, July 10 at Great Northern Park (425 Broadway N). This event features an open mic format and encourage talented local musicians to perform for a crowd of all ages. There will be two more Music Montage events held on August 14 and September 11.

July 12th Summer Grind: Show off your skills and enjoy the skateboarding competition at Dike West (310 4th St S) on Saturday, July 12. Summer Grind has an Age 13 & under division and an Age14 & up division with prizes awarded to participants in both divisions. Participants are required to wear a helmet and should bring their own skateboard. Registration begins at 3:00 pm and competition starts at 3:30 pm.

July 14th Rock Concert: Enjoy two bands on Monday, July 14th at Dike West (310 4th St S) at 7:00-9:00 pm. Performers Mic Jordan and SuperCruiser will be performing at this free event. All ages are welcome so bring your friends and come out to see Fargo’s up and coming musicians!

July 15th Community Block Party: Meet your neighbors at this fun family event on Tuesday, July 15 at Unicorn Park (1603 3rd Av N). Sing your favorite karaoke song, play on inflatable games, take home a craft project and get your face painted. All ages are welcome at this event from 5:30-8:00 pm.

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July 2nd-8th Events

July is Park and Recreation Month:

Fargo Park District wants you to get out, get involved, and get active! Take part in the month long photo contest on Fargo Park District’s Facebook page for a chance to win a Bose Sound System! Upload a photo of yourself enjoying a fun activity at a Fargo Park whether it’s cooling off at a pool, going to a music event, or golfing on one of the courses. Share your photo and get your friends to like it in order to win!

July 7th & 8th Pepsi Appreciation Days:

Come out and enjoy free pool admission all day! Pepsi Appreciation Day is an annual event for the community. Thanks to Pepsi there will be free Pepsi products and hot dogs served at 1:00 pm, while supplies last.

-July 7 Madison Pool & Splash Pad (1040 29th Street N) 1:00-5:00 pm, 6:00-8:00 pm

-July 8 Island Park Pool (616 1st Avenue S) 1:30-4:30 pm, 6:00-8:00 pm

 July 7th Waterama: Spend an afternoon having fun with water! Play water games and do all sorts of activities that involving water and getting drenched! There will be a bubble area for children ages 5 and under. Head on out to Madison Pool on July 7 at 12:00-3:00 pm for this free event!

It’s also a Pepsi Appreciation Day at the pool which means free pool admissions all day!

July 8th Community Block Party: Enjoy the summer with a party in the park.  The Fargo Park District is hosting a series of Community Block Parties. The next Community Block Party will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 8 at Centennial Park (4101 25th St S).

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Fargo Parks Photo Contest

To celebrate National Park and Recreation Month, the Fargo Park District is hosting a photo contest! The Fargo Parks Photo Contest encourages people to get outside and get involved with Fargo Parks. Community members are invited to take a selfie in a Fargo Park or a photo at a Fargo Park District activity. To enter the contest, participants must upload the photo to Fargo Park District photo contest tab.

Select the Photo Contest button under the More menu. Like the Fargo Park District Facebook page to be able to enter or vote. 

Enter and vote for as many photos as you’d like. The most “liked” photo by the end of July will win a Bose 3.2.1 GS Series III sound system.

Photos must be taken in a Fargo Park and submitted to the Fargo Park District Facebook Photo Contest tab in order to be eligible.

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BMX Jam Competition

Come show off your tricks at this year’s BMX Jam! Fargo Parks District is hosting the competition June 28 at Dike West. Registration begins at 3:00 pm and the competition starts at 3:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each division for the best trick. Divisions include beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Participants are required to wear a helmet and should bring their own bike. This event is free for everyone and all skill levels!

This event is for BMX riders only.

Dike West is located at 310 4th St S, Fargo. This event is sponsored by 3rd Lair Skatepark & Skateshop. For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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