Frostival Cardboard Sled Race
Photos Courtesy of the FMCVB

Embrace The Chill At Frostival 2019

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One of the most exciting times of the year is back to warm up the city with spirit––the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s (FMCVB) 4th annual Frostival celebration will be taking place throughout the entire city on January 25 and 26.

The city-wide event was started as a way to get residents to embrace the frost and our cold climate instead of complain about it. The snow is here more months out of the year than it’s not, so here’s your chance to have fun with it. Why not golf, play kickball or do yoga in the snow? A hot cocoa cook-off and an outdoor concert? Sign us up. Snow sculptures and cardboard sled races? Yes please. There is an extensive list of ongoing activities and special events taking place throughout the two days that there’s a good chance you’ll have a hard time choosing your favorites.

In a press release, the FMCVB stated, “We here at the FMCVB and our partners at Fargo Parks, West Fargo Parks, and Moorhead Parks are determined to make this an event that brings people from around the region, as well as something that improves the livability of our awesome city during one of the coldest months of the year.”

This event truly has something fantastic and exciting for people of all ages, so gather up your friends and your kids (or your dogs) and plan for an outdoor adventure. Check out our full schedule below, or you can get more details and registration information on the Frostival website.

Location Guide:
Icicle Island (Island Park)
Base Camp (409 Broadway N)
Frozen Fortress (Hjemkomst Center)
Kids Winter Boot Camp (Scheels Arena)
* = Part of the North Of Normal Games

January 19-26: Brrrew Trail

Try out Fargo-Moorhead’s (and beyond) craft breweries by participating in the Brrrew Trail over the course of the week. Pick up your passport at any of the breweries or at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, and then collect stamps from all of the listed local breweries. Turn in your passport at the Visitors Center throughout the week or at the Frostival’s Base Camp to win some cool prizes.

Participating Breweries: Fargo Brewing Company (Downtown and the Ale House) Junkyard Brewing Company, Drekker Brewing Company (Downtown and Brewhalla), Drumconrath Brewing Company, Prairie Brothers Brewing Company, Kilstone Brewing, Pixeled Brewing.

Friday, January 25

Winter Rocks Outdoor Skating
4-6pm | Icicle Island

Opening Kickoff
6-10pm | Base Camp
Performance at 6pm by The Varying Degrees Percussion Trio and a Family Zone will be available.

Cocoa Cook-Off
6-7pm | Base Camp

Live Music
7-10pm | Base Camp
Live performance by Boomtown in a heated tent

Courtesy of FMCVB
Courtesy of FMCVB, Instagram: @fargoparks

Saturday, January 26

Kickball Tournament*
8am-4pm | MB Johnson Park 
Register in advance

Disc Golf Tournament*
8am-4pm | Woodlawn Park
Register in advance

Snow Golf*
9am-12pm | Elmwood Park
Register in advance

Cardboard Sled Races*
10am-11:30am | Icicle Island

Norseman & Norsewoman Challenge*
10am-1pm | Frozen Fortress
Register in advance

Continuous Activities at Kids Winter Boot Camp 
10am-1pm | Kids Winter Boot Camp
Carriage rides, inflatable games, frozen turkey bowling, open skating and more.

Continuous Activities at Icicle Island
10am-3pm | Icicle Island
Snow luge, ice maze, cardboard sledding, winter yard games and more.

Continuous Activities at Frozen Fortress
10am-4pm | Frozen Fortress
Snow sculpture competition (register in advance), cross country skiing, winter scavenger hunt, marshmallow roast, hot cocoa, bags/bocce ball and more.

Folkways’ Log the Sauna
10am-4pm | Frozen Fortress
Sign up required

Snowman Storytelling, Moorhead High School Jazz Band performance, Interpretive River Walk with River Keepers
10:30am | Frozen Fortress 

Kiwanis Chili Feed: all proceeds go to charity 
10:30am-3:30pm | Frozen Fortress

Courtesy of FMCVB

Snowga (Snow Yoga)
11am | Frozen Fortress
Register in advance or at 10:30am day-of

Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
11:15am | Frozen Fortress 

Just for Kix: Outdoor Happy Feet Dance Class 
11:30am | Frozen Fortress 
For dancers kindergarten and older, register in advance

Outdoor Volleyball Tournament
11am-5pm | Fargo Billiards and Gastropub
Register in advance

FrostiFlux with Crossfit Ice House
11:30am-12:30pm | Base Camp

Capture the Flag*
12pm-1pm | Icicle Island
Register in advance

Reverse Dog Sled Races*
12pm-1pm | Frozen Fortress
Register in advance

Winter Birding Festival
12pm-2pm | Forest River Park

Just for Kix: Indoor Happy Feet Dance Class 
12:30pm | Frozen Fortress
For dancers preschool-first grade, register in advance

HCSCC Snow Sculpture
Courtesy of FMCVB, Instagram: @hcscc_hjemkomst

Frosty Cup Competition*
1-4pm | Base Camp
Register in advance

Tutu Cold Dance Attack
1:30pm | Frozen Fortress

Just for Kix performance
2pm | Frozen Fortress

Human Curling*
2-4pm | Icicle Island
Register in advance

Courtesy of FMCVB

Just for Kix performance
3pm | Frozen Fortress 

Snow Sculpture Competition (Final Judging)*
3:30pm | Frozen Fortress
Register in advance

Undie Run*
4pm | Base Camp
Brave the cold, drop your trousers and run around the block in your skivvies. Register in advance

Beard Contest* 
4-6pm | Base Camp

Live Music
7pm | Base Camp
Two Way Crossing on stage in the heated tent

Courtesy of FMCVB
Courtesy of FMCVB