The Fargo businesses South of Main Avenue (SoMA) have banded together to bring a free community event to downtown Fargo featuring some of the hottest live entertainment the area has to offer on Saturday, September 14th from 5 pm to 11 pm.
The Cropdusters, Cupid’s Itch, JT Kennelly Band, and Hardwood Groove will be performing behind Wimmer’s Diamonds (who is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year), located just South of the intersection of Broadway and Main Ave. There will also be food available from Rhombus Guys, Texas Best BBQ, and Nichole’s Fine Pastry, as well as beverages available from Front Street Taproom.
SoMA is at the core of historic Downtown Fargo and is teeming with history. Early photos showing a tent village as the railroad bridge was being built in 1871. In 1880, SoMA was the most densely populated business district in Fargo. SoMA is also home to Fargo’s first Park (Island Park), first public pool, and an array of beautiful historic buildings including Dakota Business College, NP Depot, Unitarian Universalist Church, DeLendrecie building, the Christian Science Church, Cass County Court House, and many others.
In addition to the Block Party, the SoMA Business District has launched a business passport to encourage people to walk around the neighborhood, and visit some of the exquisite businesses, and check out the incredible architecture. Passports can be found at any of the 13 participating locations, located on Main Avenue and 8th Street. There are over $1,500 in giveaways to be given away at the Block Party to those who complete the passports, need not be present to win.
Behind the Main Ave block between Front Street’s patio and Broadway with the stage behind Wimmer’s Diamonds
Utilize the free weekend parking in the Depot parking lot or in the Island Park Ramp – both within a block’s walk to all the festivities! Or better yet, ride your bike or take a stroll through beautiful Downtown Fargo.
This is a FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY event brought to you by the many businesses of SoMA and some amazing sponsors.