Community Events


Pumpkin Party Pickup LogoPumpkin Party Pick-Up

October 15
3-6 pm
Memorial Park

Missed picking up your pumpkin and supplies? No problem! You can decorate your own pumpkin at home and still submit a picture with your submission form! 

Celebrate Halloween this year with Moorhead Parks and Recreation’s Pumpkin Party Pick-Up! On Thursday, October 15, kids ages 13 and under can stop by Memorial Park from 3:00-6:00 pm, to pick up a pumpkin, paint, and other Halloween goodies (while supplies last). Take your pumpkin home and create your own monstrous masterpiece. Then dress up in your favorite costume and send us a photo of you and your pumpkin creations for a chance to win some ghoulishly good prizes, including gift cards and, of course, candy! Submissions must be received by Halloween, October 31, and winners will be announced on November 2!

Send photo submissions to You can download an official submission form here.


Haunted Mall LogoHaunted Mall

The Pumpkin Party Pick-Up will replace Moorhead’s traditional Haunted Mall event due to the current COVID-19 public health restrictions on large group gatherings. We hope you enjoy the Pumpkin Party Pick-Up and we look forward to seeing all you ghouls, witches, and goblins again in 2021!


Holiday Kickoff LogoHoliday Kickoff
November 24
5 pm
Moorhead Center Mall

Welcome the season as we light the City of Moorhead’s holiday tree, featuring music from the Moorhead High School Carolers and free refreshments. Afterwards, enjoy the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade!



Skate with Santa Logo 2020Skate with Santa
December 6
2:15-4:15 pm
Moorhead Sports Center

Grab your friends and family, lace up your skates and enjoy free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Skate rentals will be available (limited sizes)


Sleigh Rides Logo 2020Sleigh Rides
December 28, 29, and 30
1-4 pm
Hjemkomst Center

Moorhead Parks and Recreation will be hosting sleigh rides through beautifully scenic Viking Ship Park. Holiday treats and refreshments will be available. Tickets are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations or advanced ticket sales. Admission: $5 per person (children 2 and under free)


Frostival Frozen Fortress Logo 2020Frostival: Fun at the Frozen Fortress
January 30
11 am-3 pm
Hjemkomst Center

Embrace the cool of winter with a day of outdoor activities and events, including the Moorhead Business Association’s Snow Sculpture Contest, free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, indoor and outdoor games, a hot chocolate station and a marshmallow roast, and much more frosty fun! And be sure to visit the Frostival webpage for more cool community events!