10+ Area Events In August You Can’t Miss

by on Jul 31, 2017

Photos special to Fargo Monthly

From festivals to fairs, here are the top events you can’t miss in August. You can find more events on our Events Calendar at fargomonthly.com/fargo-event-calendar.

WE Fest

August 3-5
Since WE Fest’s inception in 1983, it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation and is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation. This year marks the 35th anniversary of WE Fest and will see an allstart linup of Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band and many more.

Soo Pass Ranch
25526 County Highway 22, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Fargo Brewing Company’s 7th Anniversary Party

Fargo Brewing Company’s 7th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
The on-stage persona of Austin, Texas, native Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves began as a private creative outlet. His folky bedroom recordings quickly developed a cult following, and he soon began performing live as a one-man band. With the release of his recent album “And The War Came” on Dualtone Records, Shakey Graves has become something much bigger. Now joined on stage by a backing band, Shakey Graves is selling out major venues around the country, has appeared on late-night television with Conan, Letterman and Seth Myers and recently won the Americana Music Association’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” award. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a show time of 7 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company
610 University Drive N, Fargo

Courts Plus Furry Friends Pet Walk

Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Join this one-and-a-half-mile walk with or without your pet to support the local Adopta-Pet in finding homes for rescued pets and animals. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 6 p.m. Cost is a donation to Adopt-a-Pet.

Rheault Farm
2902 25th St. S, Fargo

LGBTQ Annual Pride parade

FM Pride Week

August 10-13
Events will take place at various locations throughout the week such as a block party, drag show, a 5K, kick-off glow party and much more that can be found on the FMPride website. The annual Pride Parade and Rally will be taking place in Downtown Fargo on Sunday, August 13 starting at 2 p.m.

Various Locations

Fiber Arts Fest

Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate all things fiber, yarn and fabric with a full schedule of demonstrations, vendors and hands-on activities. Lectures and hands-on classes are open for registration prior to the event or on-site. Admission is free.

Rheault Farm
2902 25th St. S, Fargo

The State of Technology

Wednesday, August 16 from 1-5 p.m.
Join The Chamber for another exciting event highlighting the amazing innovations coming from our community and state. The State of Technology will expose attendees to talks from the brightest individuals and some of the advancements that you haven’t even heard about yet. The FMWF Chamber is thrilled to once again partner with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven to bring you an event you won’t want to miss. Presenters include Doug Burgum, Betty Gronneberg, Brian Kalk, CoSchedule, Dr. Kelly Rusch, Seth Arndorfer and more. Registration is $35 for Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers. #StateofTech17

Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

7th Annual Symphony Rocks: “Legends of Rock”

Thursday, August 17 at 8 p.m.
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony performing with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome in their annual outdoor concert event. This event combines the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra together with the 12-piece horn band Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome to honor music by rock legends such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Leonard Cohen and more, plus orchestral favorites performed by the symphony. The pre-concert party ($30) will take place at Marcil Commons at 5:30 p.m. and is for ages 21 and older. The concert on the Amphitheater stage ($20-$60) is all ages and will start at 8 p.m.

Bluestem Center for the Arts
801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

Happy Harry’s Field of Beers

Thursday, August 17 from 4:30-9 p.m.
Jade Presents is proud to introduce this new summer beer festival. The event will not only showcase samples of today’s best craft beers, but also samples of legendary brands. On-site attractions include live music, lawn games and food trucks. All tickets include a souvenir sampling mug. The Home Run ticket ($45) includes 90-minute early entry, a commemorative baseball cap, access to specialty casks and Home Run Deck access. The Grand Slam ticket ($65) also includes 90-minute early entry, a commemorative baseball cap, access to specialty casks, two premium cocktails and VIP access to the Grand Slam and Home Run Decks. General admission tickets are $25 with entry at 6 p.m. This is a 21+ event.

Newman Outdoor Field
1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Food Truck Festival

Fargo Food Truck Festival

August 18-20
North Dakota’s Food Truck Festival will feature a handful of food trucks from the FM area and throughout the upper Midwest. Soft drinks and alcohol will be available, plus there will be a live radio broadcast, a live band, prize giveaways, kids jumpy gym, craft vendors and much more.

North Dakota Horse Park
5180 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Solar Eclipse Viewing Celebration

Monday, August 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
On this day, the United States will witness the sun disappear behind the moon for two minutes during midday. Daylight will turn to twilight, the temperature will drop and you’ll be able to see an amazing visual phenomenon. Viewing will take place on the top level of the parking ramp. Please provide proper eyewear due to the dangers of looking directly into a solar eclipse.

Facebook Event
Roberts Commons
625 2nd Ave. N, Fargo

Island Park Show

August 26-27
This juried arts and craft festival will allow you to indulge in a day of shopping under the shade of Island Park’s trees. Find many unique items, enjoy the food and listen to a variety of great music.

Island Park
307 7th Ave. S, Fargo

Streets Alive!

Sunday, August 27 from noon-5 p.m.
This annual event is set to spark human movement, and will also take place on August 27. Three miles of Downtown Fargo and Moorhead streets will be shut down to motorized traffic so that anyone can walk, run, bike, skate, dance or whatever your heart desires when it comes to movement. You can also meet (and eat) with healthy vendors. This event is free and open to the public.

Downtown Fargo and Moorhead