2018 Fargo-Moorhead Frostival Events Guide

When people hear that you live in Fargo, the first (or second) thing they’ll ask about is how cold the winters get in North Dakota. Yes, it gets cold up here in the north country, but not only do we love our winters – we embrace the season for bringing us a whole new selection of activities. Frostival 2018 is one of those things we’ve got to look forward to each year.

At the end of January, the Fargo-Moorhead metro hosts a celebration of the winter season and all of the activities that we enjoy during the cold months of snow. It all kicks off with a community-wide party downtown, complete with live music, local brews and plenty of fire pits for making s’mores.

The Frostival is a weekend full of activities for everyone including art, activities, music and sports. The North of Normal Games include the Cardboard Sled Race, Cross Country Ski Race, Disc Golf, Golf, Kickball and Volleyball competitions all taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Frostival activities include the Base Camp with a beer garden, live music and the Frosty Cup Winter Olympics. The Winter Rocks Skating Event is a skating event at Fargo’s Downtown on Ice with games and prizes for youth. The Kids Winter Boot Camp features sleigh rides, inflatable games, music, craft and science projects and more in West Fargo.

Folkways will have Log the Sauna at Frostival for folks to warm up from the cold, while Snowga is outdoor yoga in the fresh powder!

Regardless of which events you choose to attend, Frostival 2018 is sure make you know why we say #ColdisCool!


Frostival Events

Friday, January 26, 2018

Frostival: Opening Kick Off

Join us as we kick off this year’s Frostival! Roast your own s’mores, hop on a carriage ride, enjoy live music in a heated outdoor tent by Slamabama, have a beer, or help vote on F/M’s best hot chocolate! No matter your age, there is something for everyone! Events start at 6 PM, live music by #Slamabama starts at 7 PM. Hop on down and embrace the cool of winter!


Frostival: Slamabama performing on the Raymond Team Stage

This year’s Opening Kick-Off features SLAMABAMA!! This band brings energy and intensity and is described as a uniquely perfect blend of Country, Rock, & Pop. With 3 part harmonies backed by a dynamic rhythm section, they will have your undivided attention through the night! Join in the fun of this entertaining and interactive music experience. Presented by the Raymond Team ( Hilton Garden Inn Fargo Courtyard by Marriott Fargo Moorhead Home2 Suites By Hilton Fargo )


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Frostival: Snow Kickball Tournament

Embrace the cold and join your friends in our snow kickball tournament! This is a round robin style tournament, where teams are guaranteed 3 games. The cost is $150 per team, for ages 16+. The registration deadline is January 15, so gather your team and sign up today at http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/registerparks.


Frostival: “Ice Bowl” Disc Golf Tournament

No wimps and no whiners, this disc golf tournament takes place in the dead of winter! Ice Bowl tournaments are held across the country to help fund raise for local food shelves and food-related charities. Since the tournament started in 1996, over $3.15 million has been raised for charities nationwide. A portion of registration fees will be donated, and we encourage you to bring non-perishable food items to the event to donate.


Frostival: Cardboard Sled Race presented by the FM EDC

Presented by the FM Economic Development Corporation

Come build your own cardboard sled! Fun for the entire family! There will be sled races and a contest for most creative sled. Registration begins at 8:30 am with races starting at 10:30 am. This event is an official part of Frostival, a community wide weekend long celebration of how the Fargo-Moorhead Community makes cold cool. For a complete listing of events or more information regarding the event and registration, visit Frostival.com.


Frostival: Cross Country Ski Race

Classic style and skating style races are offered for both youth and adults. Lunch will be served after the races in the Chalet. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt.

This event is an official part of Frostival, a community wide weekend long celebration of how the Fargo-Moorhead Community makes cold cool. For a complete listing of events, visit Frostival.com.

Registration deadline is Friday, January 19. There is an additional $2.00 fee if you choose to register onsite.

Adults: $15.00 Youth: $10 ($4 for each additional race)

Skating Style:
Youth (17 and under) 3K- 9 AM
Adult 6K- 9 AM
Adult 12K- 9 AM

Clasic Style:
Youth (9 and under) 1K- 10 AM
Youth (16 and under) 3K- 10 AM
Adult 5K- 11:15 AM


Frostival: Snow Sculpture Contest

Promote your business and get involved by creating a snow sculpture at the Frozen Fortress! You can be the sculptor or we’ll find one for you. Get involved today at http://www.frostival.com/get-involved.


Frostival: Kids Winter Boot Camp

Kids Winter Boot Camp is a place with a variety of FREE kids activities, food and a place to warm up if need be! Activities will include sleigh rides, inflatable games, music, craft and science projects, Make Your Own Dippin Dots, Passport to Prizes and more!

This event is an official part of Frostival, a community wide weekend long celebration of how the Fargo-Moorhead Community makes cold cool. For a complete listing of events, visit Frostival.com.


Frostival: Frozen Fortress

Embrace the cool of winter with a day of outdoor fun and family-friendly events, including The Moorhead Business Association’s Snow Sculpture Contest, the Moorhead Noon Kiwanis’ Chili Feed, a Scavenger Hunt with River Keepers, Snowga, Tutu Cold Dance Attack, free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, indoor and outdoor games, a hot chocolate station, a marshmallow roast, and many more winter time wonders! For more information, visit http://www.frostival.com.

Enjoy buy one, get one museum admission, courtesy of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.


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