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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Enjoy Movie Night in the Park!

Come to Island Park at dusk on Monday, June 23rd for the first Summer Movie Night of 2014! Watch Toy Story 2 on an inflatable screen in the park. The fun starts when the sun goes down with a movie with free Pepsi and popcorn while supplies last. Dusk  is approximately 9:15 pm.

There will be a two more Movie Nights July 21 and August 11 with the movies to be determined.  Check our website for more information on the upcoming Movie Nights.

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Enjoy Midwest Kid Fest and upcoming summer sessions!

Midwest Kid Fest and Teddy Bear Parade

Bring the kids out for Sanford Children’s Midwest Kid Fest and Teddy Bear Parade June 13 at Island Park from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm! This family-friendly event offers a whole day packed with fun games and activities for the kids. The parade starts at 10:30 am and will be a half-mile route. Please bring a canned food donation to the parade along with your Teddy Bear.

After the parade, kids can enjoy over 30 interactive activities and hands-on crafts and science projects, life-size games, a petting zoo, inflatables and more. There will also be pony rides and horse drawn carriage rides from Dakota Carriage Rides and barrel train rides will be running throughout the day.

Main Stage entertainment will include Penny & Pals, magician Jeff Salveson, Elevate Rock School Student Band, West Fargo Arts Intensive “Once On This Island, Jr.”, and Gooseberry Park Players’ “Sound of Music”. All performances are kid friendly! Check out our full list of entertainment and crafts!

There is free transportation provided by MAT Bus for kids going to the festival.  Free parking is available at the Island Park Pool lot, Island Park Ramp after 2pm and in the neighborhood.

Call the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit www.fargoparks.com for more information.

Second Session of Summer Activities 

Register for second summer sessions of pool, golf, kayaking, and adaptive summer camp. Second sessions will be starting in beginning of July so don’t forget to sign up! Classes fill up quickly!

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June 5-13 Events

Mark your calendars for upcoming Fargo Parks District events!

June 5 – Community Play Day – 9:00-11:00am & 1:00-3:00pm – Rheault Farm

Play yard games, bounce on inflatables, make a Bug Magnet Kit, and climb on the playground! Daycares are welcome for this event, and adult supervision is required. Admission to the Community Play Day is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

June 7 – Share A Story – 10:30-4:00pm – Rheault Farm

Join the fun and read some great stories at Share A Story! Take a picture with Sid the Science Kid and enjoy the entertainment. Come write your own story, enjoy good food, and receive a free book! This event is free and all ages are welcome!

June 8 – Classical Music Festival -1:00-6:00pm – Rheault Farm

Experience the sounds of excellence while enjoying a wonderful afternoon outside. Listen to free performances from the FM Symphony, FM Kicks Band, FM Chamber Chorale and Lake Agassiz Concert Band. Experience the Instrument Petting Zoo and try your luck in the Music Listening Contest.

June 9 – Trout Fest – 5:30-7:45pm – North Woodhaven Pond

Trout Fest is for anyone who enjoys fishing. Youth will learn about fly fishing, casting, entomology, conservation, equipment demos and much more. Bring your rod for ages 15 and under to compete for prizes in a catch and release derby. There will also be a “fishy” craft for kids to make. An awards presentation will follow.

June 9 – Fargo Rock Concerts – 7:00-9:00pm – Dike West

Punk, Rock, Metal! Two bands! This free, all ages show will feature Ska Skank Redemption starting at 7pm, and the S.O.L. Band at 8pm. Prairie View Church will also be providing free water and snacks, while supplies last.

June 10 – Community Block Party – 5:30-8:00pm – Trollwood Park

Kick off the summer with a party in the park. Each block party will be full of fun, games and music.  There will be music and karaoke from Powerplay DJ for you to sing and dance the night away.  Children can visit with Dakota Kid, the clown and get a balloon animal made special just for them.  There will also be inflatables, face painting, crafts and free hot dogs and Pepsi products while supplies last.

June 12 – Music Montage – 7:00-9:00pm – Great Northern Park

Join in an interactive evening of music outside on the park plaza. This event features an open mic format and invites talented local musicians to perform to a crowd of all ages.  Get your shot up on stage or just enjoy the up and coming talent in our community.

June 12 – Park It! – 1:00-4:00pm – Clara Barton Park

Meet the “Xcellent” Art teacher at the park and create take home arts & crafts! The fun travels weekly to a different neighborhood. Find the location near your home and come join in on the fun.  All supplies are provided for this event and adult supervision is required.

June 13 – Midwest Kid Fest – 11:00-7:00pm – Island Park

This family-friendly event offers a whole day packed with fun games and activities for the kids. The day starts with Teddy Bear Parade at 10:30am. Please bring a canned food donation to the parade along with your teddy bear. Following the parade, Sanford Children’s Midwest Kid Fest will begin! Enjoy the activities and entertainment all day! Enjoy the festival food or bring a lunch and picnic on the grounds. Admission to the park and for all activities is free for kids and parents.

 

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Fargo Parks District Pools Open June 2

Cool down this summer at one of the Fargo Park District’s five public outdoor swimming pools. They will be opening for the summer on Monday, June 2nd. The pools include Island Park Pool (616 1 Ave S), Madison Pool & Splash Pad (1040 29St N), Northside Recreational Pool (801 17 Ave N), Southwest Recreational Pool (18St & 15 Ave S) and Davies Recreational Pool (7150 25th St S).

Admission rates per session for youth ages 18 and under is $2.15 and adults 19 and over is $3.20.  Family rates are only available during family/adult swim and cost $5.75. Season passes can be purchased at the pools, or by downloading an order form from www.fargoparks.com and mailing it to the Fargo Park District at 701 Main Ave.

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Bring the Kids to the Lil’ Fisherman’s Derby

Bring your rod and have fun trying to land a big one! The Fargo Park District will be hosting a fisherman derby for ages 15 and under. The Lil’ Fisherman’s Derby will be held on Monday, June 2 from 5:00-7:30 pm at Dike East. Bait will be provided while supplies last.

The evening will start with a fishing clinic at 5:00 pm. Then put your skills to the test in the fishing derby starting at 6:00 pm, with an awards presentation to follow. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

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