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Greater Moorhead Days 2023

September 5-14, 2024

Celebrate our amazing community with Greater Moorhead Days! Enjoy a variety of fun and exciting events for all ages, including the Greater Moorhead Days Parade and Midco Kids Fest, canoe and kayak rentals, the popular Medallion Hunt and so much more! Return to this page for more information as event dates draw closer.

If you or your organization would like to sponsor any GMD events, contribute to our Medallion Hunt Prize Pack or otherwise participate, contact Marybeth Suplee at marybeth.suplee@moorheadmn.gov or call 218.299.5078.

Stay tuned to this page for further updates and announcements!


 Thursday, September 5
Moorhead Cruise Night


Greater Moorhead Days Cruise Night

MState West Parking Lot, 28th Ave S
5-8:30 pm
Enjoy the vehicles, food, live music and vendors in this exciting family-friendly atmosphere! Sponsored by the Moorhead Legion and the Moorhead Business Association.
Facebook event

Senior Social 
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
10 am 
Social hour to connect over coffee, play games, and chat with community. 

Baby Bounce
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
10:30 am
For ages 0-3, join us for songs, stories, and action poems for infants through preschoolers and their caregivers! 

 Friday, September 6

Parade 2023 - train  

 

 

 

Greater Moorhead Days 2023 DigitalParade 2023 - winner


Greater Moorhead Days Parade

Parade Route: Northbound on 20th St from 28th Ave S to 14th Ave S
6 pm
Join us as the community steps out to shine with floats and fleets
from area businesses and organizations. This year's parade theme
is "Moorhead in Bloom"!

Parade Registration (It's free!)
Parade Rules and Route

The Moorhead Human Rights Commission and Inclusive Moorhead, in partnership with MState, and the support of West Central Initiative will host a community social immediately after the Greater Moorhead Days parade to celebrate National Welcome Week! Stop by for snacks, games, and music. Enjoy socializing with other great Moorhead folks!

Time: ~ 6:45 pm to 8 pm
Location: The social will be on the main entrance plaza, on the north side of campus, near N2 entrance doors. Access the area via 24th Avenue using MState’s main entrance. There is parking adjacent to the sidewalk/plaza to the west and north.

 Saturday, September 7
 


Half-Off Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Hjemkomst Landing
11 am-6 pm

Enjoy the Red with one of our canoe and kayak rentals! As we wrap up our summer season, Moorhead Parks and Recreation is offering half-off rentals during Greater Moorhead Days! Swing by and rent one of our single or tandem kayaks, or a canoe for just $5/hour per vessel. All rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Rentals include paddles and a life jacket that must be worn at all times.

 FM Kicks

GMD Concert: FM Kicks Band + Fargo Folklorico
Viking Ship Park, 202 1st Ave N
3-5 pm

This free concert will showcase talented musicians spanning the genres of jazz, funk, blues and Latin! Games and activities will be available. Come enjoy the family fun!

Facebook event
Vendor registration

 Monday, September 9

 
Medallion Hunt Logo

 

Medallion Hunt 
Various Moorhead Parks 
Begins Monday, September 9 at 8am. 
Medallions will be hidden within city limits on public land. Clues will be announced daily on Big 98.7, Bob 95FM, and 107.9 The Fox. Follow the clues for fantastic prizes including a grand prize of $1,000 in gift cards from Hornbacher's! Clue boards will be updated daily at greatermoorheadsdays.com. 

Best Sellers Book Club
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6 pm
Join the Moorhead Public Library's Best Sellers Book Club and see what the buzz is about in the latest popular books, In September, we will discuss The River We Remember, which is this year's One Book, One Community selection. In this novel by MN author William Kent Krueger, a small Minnesota town deals with the murder of its most powerful citizen, which dredges up issues from the past.

  Tuesday, September 10

  

Midco Logo 

 

Farmers Market 2023


Midco Kids Fest 
Bluestem Amphitheater 
Tuesday, September 10 at 4:30-7 pm 
Free Family fun with inflatable games, music, carriage and barrel car rides, a petting zoo, concessions, and so much more! 

Storytime + Craft 
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6:30pm 
Join us for Storytime and a craft! We will explore different themes with stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, and more! Storytime typically lasts for an hour and is geared for children ages 3-6, although children of all ages are welcome to join the fun. Craft supplies are provided free of charge. 

Greater Moorhead Days Farmers Market 
Hjemkomst Center Parking lot
3:30-6:30 pm
Come by to pick up some fresh baked bread, garden grown veggies, homemade jams, honey, pickles and much more! POP/POP+ and SNAP benefits accepted. 



 Wednesday, September 11

  

  

Gunflint Falling

 

Storytime
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
10:30am 
Join us for a 45-minute long storytime! Geared for children 3-6, but all children are welcome to join the fun. 

Author Visit: Cary Griffith
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6:30 pm
Join the Moorhead Public Library to hear from author Cary Griffith about his latest book, Gunflint Falling. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the 1999 storm, the book chronicles the story of how a bizarre confluence of meteorological events spread over the Dakotas and eventually devastated the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, injuring approximately 60 people. The author visit is free thanks in part to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Visit Griffith's website for more information. 

 Thursday, September 12

 

  Moorhead Library Logo

 

 

Friends of the Moorhead Library Book Sale
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
5-7 pm
Find book bargains and support the Friends of the Moorhead Library at the 3-day fall Used Book Sale. Books will be individually priced Thursday and Friday and customers are invited to fill a bag for $5 on Saturday. Proceeds help the Friends of the Moorhead Library support the library's programs and services. 

Local History of Changes in Agriculture 
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6 pm
A One Book, One Community Program: learn about changes in regional agriculture over the last 60 years, including aerial farm photos. 

 Friday, September 13
Moorhead Library


9th Annual Dragon Twilight Invitational 

MSUM Nemzek Hall 
Middle school at 4pm; High School JV at 5pm; High School V at 6pm; and Collegiate at 7pm

Friends of the Moorhead Library Book Sale 
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6 pm
Find book bargains and support the Friends of the Moorhead Library at the 3-day fall Used Book Sale. Books will be individually priced Thursday and Friday and customers are invited to fill a bag for $5 on Saturday. Proceeds help the Friends of the Moorhead Library support the library's programs and services. 

 Saturday, September 14

Lake Agassiz Pacers Logo 

 Moorhead Public Library

Red River Run
M.B. Johnson Park
9 am
Join us for the 49th Annual Red River Run, hosted by the Lake Agassiz Pacers! This walk/run has been hitting the streets and paths of Fargo-Moorhead longer than any race in the area. A portion of funds will be donated to Moorhead’s
Inclusive Playground. Register today!

Friends of the Moorhead Library Book Sale
Moorhead Public Library, 118 5 St S
6 pm
Find book bargains and support the Friends of the Moorhead Library at the 3-day fall Used Book Sale. Books will be individually priced Thursday and Friday and customers are invited to fill a bag for $5 on Saturday. Proceeds help the Friends of the Moorhead Library support the library's programs and services.


Events sponsored by:

Midco Logo Games to Go Logo  Big 98.7 Radio Station Logo   The Fox 107.9 Radio Station Logo   Bob 95 Radio Station Logo

Oreo Says Go   MBA Logo   Solutions  Hornbachers Logo