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Frostival is all about celebrating the "cool" of winter with outdoor events, and family-friendly activities across Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead. Grab your friends, bring your spirit of adventure (and maybe some mittens) and join us in making cold, cool.

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Did you know, a fire can double in size every minute? It can take critical time for a firefighter to dig out a fire hydrant, which is why we are calling for your help! The City of Moorhead and the Moorhead Fire Department are looking for Hydrant Heroes to help keep our community fire hydrants clear of debris, ice, and snow! Take some time and adopt one of over 2,000 Moorhead hydrants and volunteer to keep it clear 3 feet and to the street this winter!

Moorhead's Schedule of Events

THURSDAY- JANUARY 13
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Snowshoe Through the Past Excursion
Viking Ship Park
6:00-7:30 pm
Learn about the history of the Fargo-Moorhead area on an evening hike with the Historical Cultural Society of Clay County. Cost is $10/person; equipment is available to rent for an additional cost.

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SATURDAY- JANUARY 22
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Chili Cook-Off
Moorhead American Legion
12:00-10:00 pm

30th Annual Chili Cook-Off! Break out your best recipe and cook up your master pot of chili. Registration is open between 12:00-2:00 pm, judging will start at 2:00 pm. Time to eat at 6:00 pm. Karaoke starts at 7:00 pm. Bergseth Brothers will be bringing the surprises. Open to the Public!

 

This event is hosted by the Moorhead American Legion.

THURSDAY- JANUARY 27
 Frostival-Logo Winter Wildlife Excursion
Viking Ship Park
6:00-7:30 pm
The Red River Zoo will lead a hike through Viking Ship and Riverfront Parks in search of wildlife. Learn about the footprints they leave behind and their habitats. Cost is $10/person; equipment is available to rent for an additional cost.

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FRIDAY- JANUARY 28
 Harolds
Moorhead Frostival Kick-Off
Harold's on Main
3:00-9:00 pm

Harold’s will be hosting the Frostival Kick-Off! Complimentary hot cider and hot cocoa to kids with spiked versions of those drinks for sale for adults on our patio. There will be fire pits, games, and Karaoke for anyone who would like to participate. Pico will also be on-site from 4:00-9:00 pm selling their delicious tacos.

SATURDAY- JANUARY 29

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Fun at the Frozen Fortress
Hjemkomst Center
11 am-3 pm

Embrace the "Cool of Winter" with a day of outdoor activities and events! Featuring the Fargo Escapes Snow Sculpture Competition: "Fantasy & Folklore." There will be free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, outdoor games, a sledding hill, and much more frosty fun!

 

The Moorhead Kiwanis will be hosting their annual Chili Plus fundraiser, which will serve chili, chili dogs, and classic hot dogs! See more information below!

 

For more details on the Fargo Escapes Snow Sculpture Competition, click here!

 

Interested in being a vendor at this event? View the information here!

Sign up for one of our led activities, registration is free! A donation of gloves, hats, or other winter gear is encouraged to assist the Dorothy Day House.

11:00 am: River Keepers Snowshoe Hike- Register Now!

12:00 pm: Snowga- Register Now!

1:00 pm: Dance Attack-Register Now!

 Kiwanis Chili Plus- January 29

The Great Moorhead Kiwanis Chili Plus Event
Hjemkomst Center
11:00 am -3:00 pm
Take a break from the fun in the cold and warm up in the Hjemkomst Dinning area with a hot bowl of the Kiwanis' own fantastic secret recipe chili. Hot dogs and chili dogs are also available this year. Hot coffee and lemonade will be available and an ice cream treat to get you ready to brave the cold outside to enjoy the Frostival Fun!

 

Cost is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students with ID; children 7 and under are free with a donation to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry.

 Frostival-Logo The Great "Frostival Brew" Taste Testing Showdown
The Bottle Shoppe
4:00-7:00 pm
Enjoy the inaugural Great “Frostival Brew” Taste Testing Showdown at the Bottle Shoppe! Area breweries will be competing for the coveted Great “Frostival” People’s Choice Award for best tasting new “Frostival” brew. Breweries from both sides of the river will compete for this prestigious award. Attendees will cast their ballots for their favorite new “Frostival Brew” from area breweries.
SUNDAY- JANUARY 30
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Uff Da- It's Cold Outside it's Hot dish Time
Moorhead American Legion
1:00 pm

Join the Veterans Honor Flight for a classic hot dish contest at the Moorhead American Legion. Judges will determine the tastiest hot dish in town and event goers will be able to sample the selections when judging is complete. The event is free to attend and will include a silent auction with all of the proceeds going towards the Veterans Honor Flight.

 Frostival-Logo Cops & Kids Hockey Game
Moorhead Sports Center
6:30 pm
This annual event has area law enforcement playing Moorhead Youth Hockey players in a fun, but competitive, hockey game meant to improve relationships and build trust between law enforcement and community youth. We have “Chuck-a-Spud” prizes, free raffle prizes for all youth in attendance and silent auction for adults in attendance. All funds raised for to Moorhead Police Athletics and Activities League to help meet our mission of helping connect Cops and Kids!
TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 1
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Candlelight Trail Walk
Viking Ship Park
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Take a scenic and lighted stroll through Viking Ship Park with a trip through Mary’s Tunnel! Stick around for a bonfire, food, and games. The winner of the Fargo Escapes Snow Sculpture Competition will also be announced. Free museum entry courtesy of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

 

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe rentals will be available.

FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 4
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Brother's Table
6:30 pm
Swing by and dance the night away at The Brother's Table. The Lotus Center, Inc is hosting Beyond the Wonderland, a night full of fun and dance for all ages.
FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 4 - SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 6
 Frostival-Logo Freezing for a Good Reason
Moorhead American Legion
The FM Legion Riders, a Veteran motorcycle organization, along with local celebrities will be sleeping outside in the dead of winter for 44 hours. The 44 hours signifies the 22 vets per day that die from suicide. Sleeping outside represents the numbing truth of homelessness within the community. Along with raising awareness, the FM Legion Riders will also be raising money for local charities. Join us for a weekend of activities and maybe brush elbows for some of our town’s local celebrities.

Stay tuned for more information on specific activities each day.
SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 5
 Frostival-Logo Adult Coed Broomball Tournament
Ridgewood Park
8:00 am-8:00 pm
Compete with friends and family in a game of Broomball modeled after Minnesota’s favorite sport of hockey. This is a round-robin-style tournament. Teams are guaranteed 3 games. Each team will receive participation T-shirts. Weather make-up day: February 6.

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Participants age 16+ Cost: $250/team
 Frostival-Logo Winter Trails Day
M.B. Johnson Park
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
If you haven’t been to M.B. Johnson before, or tried any of our popular local outdoor winter activities, then this is the event for you! Free rentals will be available and there’s plenty of trails to share. Come enjoy winter with us!

We’ll have a variety of outdoor enthusiasts joining us to provide clinics for snowshoeing, xc skiing, and ski shoeing throughout the day. Stay tuned for more information!

This event is hosted by the North Country Trail Association and Nature of the North.
 Sleigh Rides Logo 2020 Sleigh Rides
M.B. Johnson Park
11:00-3:00 pm
Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting sleigh rides through beautifully scenic M.B. Johnson Park. Frostival treats and refreshments will be available. Please call and reserve tickets for a certain time slot: 218.299.5296. Tickets will also be available on-site based off of capacity restrictions. Admission: $5 per person (children 2 and under free).

Ticket sales begin January 15.
Frostival-Logo  Frost N Bowl
Sunset Lanes
9:00 pm-1:00 am
All you can Bowl at Sunset Lanes from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am for $12 per person. Includes 20 credits ($5) for the arcade! All ages are encouraged to join the fun!
THURSDAY- FEBRUARY 10
 Frostival-Logo Learn. Sustain. Enjoy. Excursion
Viking Ship Park
6:00-7:30 pm
Learn the ins and outs of the Red River on this interpretive hike with River Keepers! Cost is $10/person; equipment is available to rent for an additional cost.

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SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 12
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TAK Music Venue
Two Showings: 2:00-4:00 pm ; 5:00-7:00 pm
FrosTAKular will be a live music concert featuring music from Broadway musicals. The songs will be performed by a 6 piece band. Choose from a matinee show or an evening show. Both are open to all ages. Cost is $10/person.

This event is hosted by the TAK Music Venue, Inc.
SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 13
Frostival-Logo  Keep me Cold in Moorhead Open Skate
Cullen Hockey Center
1:00-3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of FREE Open Skate for the entire family on the Sanford Rink at the Cullen Hockey Center. Special Thanks to the Scott Tobolt Foundation for the FREE Skate rentals for the kids up to a size 3. While supplies last.
SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 19
 Sleigh Rides Logo 2020 Sleigh Rides
M.B. Johnson Park
11:00-3:00 pm

Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting sleigh rides through beautifully scenic M.B. Johnson Park. Frostival treats and refreshments will be available. Please call and reserve tickets for a certain time slot: 218.299.5296. Tickets will also be available on-site based off of capacity restrictions. Admission: $5 per person (children 2 and under free).

Ticket sales begin January 15.
THURSDAY- FEBRUARY 24
 Frostival-Logo Meet the Mayor Excursion
Viking Ship Park
6:00-7:30 pm
Explore our downtown parks with Mayor Carlson, and hear what the City of Moorhead has planned for its future. Ask questions, get involved, and have fun! Cost is $10/person; equipment is available to rent for an additional cost.

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Thank you to all of our Frostival Partners!

 Fargo Moorhead CVB
 Fargo Park District
 West Fargo Park District
Downtown Community Partnership
 Moorhead Business Association
 Harold's on Main
 Folkways  River Keepers
 Nature of the North
 Moorhead Youth Hockey
 Scott Tobolt Foundation
 Total Balance Fitness
Moorhead Public Service
 Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
The Bottle Shoppe
 FM Disc Golf
 North Country Trail Association
 Red River Zoo
 TAK Music Venue
Moorhead American Legion
 FM Legion Riders
Veterans Honor Flight