Special Events


Celtic Festival (March 11)                  Frostival (January 27-29)                    Haunted Mall (October 31)  
Holiday Kickoff (November 22)           Moorhead Ice Show (March 24-26)       Skate with Santa (December 11)
Sleigh Rides (January 27-30)


Jack o LanternHaunted Mall
October 31
4-8 pm
Moorhead Center Mall
510 Center Ave

The Moorhead Center Mall and Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Haunted Mall event on Saturday, October 31, from 4-8 pm, at the Moorhead Center Mall, 510 Center Ave.

All ghouls, witches, and goblins are invited to come dressed in your best Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the monstrous mall, decorate a petrified pumpkin, and enjoy plenty of hair-raising hands-on activities! In addition to trick-or-treating in a safe, controlled environment, youth can travel through the haunted spook house, take a costume photo in the photo booth, participate in a Spooktacular Coloring Contest, and make creepy concoctions. Food will be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by Moorhead Parks and Recreation, Moorhead Center Mall, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and First Avenue Promo. Thank you to the many area businesses, organizations, and volunteers for providing hands on activities for kids to enjoy! 

This is a free event open to the public.


Holiday Kickoff LogoHoliday Kickoff
November 22
5-6 pm
Moorhead Center Mall
510 Center Ave

Greet the festive season as we light the City of Moorhead's holiday tree! Special music by Moorhead High School Carolers, cookies and hot apple cider, photos with Santa Claus for $5 per picture or FREE with food donations.  Afterwards, enjoy the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade downtown. The event is sponsored by Kovash Marine, Moorhead Parks and Recreation and the Moorhead Center Mall.

Holiday Kickoff poster

Promote your business/organization by decorating at holiday tree at the Moorhead Center Mall.

Skating SantaSkate with Santa
December 11

2:15-4:15 pm
Moorhead Sports Center
324 24th St S

Enjoy an afternoon of free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Refreshments will be served.


Sleigh RidesSleigh Rides
December 27-30
1-4 pm
Viking Ship Park
202 First Ave N

Enjoy a scenic ride through beautiful Viking Ship Park! Tickets available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. No advanced ticket sales.





January 27–29 www.frostival.com

Frostival Events in Moorhead:

January 28

Hjemkomst Center
202 First Ave N

Join in the fantastic frosty fun, featuring:

Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoe Rentals/Demos with Prairie Edge Nordic Skiers
Chili Feed with Moorhead Noon Kiwanis

10 am-2 pm

Snow Dig
Snowshoe Races with prizes
Outdoor Fire pits - roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate
Fort Making/Sculptures
Bean Bag Toss/Turkey Bowling (Indoor or outdoor)
Geocache with River Keepers
Outdoor kids Sled Parade with prizes

Saturday, January 28 – Competitive Events
 9 am-4 pm

Adult Coed Kickball Tournament – MB Johnson Park
"Ice Bowl"Disc Golf Tournament – Woodlawn Park


Celtic Festival Logo14th Annual Celtic Festival
March 11
10 am-4 pm
Hjemkomst Center
210 First Ave N

The Celtic Festival celebrates the history, traditions, and rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales.

Free admission and a variety of things to see and do! The festival features two entertainment stages, a variety of booths with both information and demonstration, vendors selling a variety of Celtic items, food, workshops and presentations, art and craft activities, and much more!

The Celtic Festival is a collaborative project between Moorhead Parks and Recreation and Fargo Park District. This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Ice Show SkaterMoorhead Ice Show
March 24 - 7 pm
March 25 - 7 pm
March 26 - 1 pm
Moorhead Sports Center
324 24 St S

Enjoy this showcase of popular career tunes featuring skaters in our Learn To Skate and Advanced Skater programs, and, performances by a nationally ranked guest skater!
$5.00 Ages 3-11
$7.00 Ages 12 and older