Experience North of Normal in Fargo

Experience North of Normal in Fargo

Fargo is home to an entrepreneurial spirit that you will notice from the moment you arrive. The metro area includes three cities (Fargo and Moorhead), as well as two states separated by the Red River of the North. The heart of the city is in Downtown Fargo . Broadway and Main are the district’s southernmost end. Here you will find boutiques, taprooms and pizza places with rooftop patios. There is also a train-car mural. You will find charming boutiques, ice cream shops and fun bars along Broadway. In the center of it all, Broadway Square is known as the “living room” of Downtown Fargo, with events nearly 300 days out of the year, a grassy area with a bandshell throughout the warmer months, and a transformation into a dreamy ice rink in the wintertime.

Art is another important component of the Downtown. Many murals have been created by both local and national artists. Even the electrical boxes are designed to look beautiful. Local performances can be seen at local restaurants, the Fargo Theatre, and the Spirit Room. These venues include local jazz artists, Fargo’s Symphony, Ballet, Opera, and traveling artists. Downtown is home to the largest accredited art museum, which is located between Minneapolis and Seattle. The Plains Art Museum features unique regional and local art exhibits that focus on various subjects, including indigenous art. They host many local artists from the indigenous community and have an art fair specifically dedicated to their culture.

Dakota fine arts

Fargo is the perfect place to go if food is your top priority. The Fargo metro area has over 200 locally owned and operated restaurants with nearly any kind of cuisine you can think of. Prairie Kitchen is a standout with its Scandinavian-inspired menu and welcoming atmosphere that pays homage to the Norwegian history and culture. Tati’s Mediterranean Saveur offers authentic Lebanese food such as meat pies, hummus and Kibbeh balls. Rosewild, a new Jasper Hotel bar, offers the perfect cocktail (or mocktail) with beautifully crafted drinks and a large wine list. BernBaum’s is another outstanding Jewish deli. They offer shakshuka and bagels with lox.

junkyard brewing
Junkyard Brewing
black coffee and waffles
Black Coffee & Waffles
sol ave. kitchen
Sol Ave. Kitchen

Events in the area range from canoe parades, vintage markets in downtown streets, and even a winter festival dedicated to getting outdoors, even in the dead of winter. Fargo has it all, whether you are looking for live music, cultural, artistic, or beer-focused activities, Fargo is your one-stop shop. The Civic Center transforms into a Christmas wonderland for Christkindlmarkt in the fall. The Scandinavian Festival in June highlights the region’s rich heritage. In the spring, the Woodlands & High PlainsPowwow celebrates the American Indian culture.

Fargo does things a little differently with culture, beer, food and music. To fully appreciate it, you’ll need to go there.

Experience North. North of Normal.

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