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Fun things to do in Fargo-Moorhead during Thanksgiving


There are many fun things to do in Fargo-Moorhead for NDSU students who stay on campus during the holiday break.

As Thanksgiving is approaching, we encourage you to stay in Fargo over the break. There are many great activities to enjoy in the area. NDSU’s residence halls will be open and NDSU Dining will be expanding its weekend options on campus for you.

Take time to relax, enjoy yourself and check out a few things in Fargo-Moorhead over the long weekend:

Pick up a Thanksgiving treat

Pick up an entire Thanksgiving dinner from Granite City, featuring turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, pie and more. Or buy a pumpkin pie, cranberry almond tart or festive cookie from  Nichole’s Fine Pastry. Order a charcuterie board from Luna for you and your roommate. Check out these uniquely local businesses to get a bite to eat or a cozy sip this weekend.

Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Make a warm cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Holiday Nights at the Red River Zoo

Enjoy a festively decorated zoo, campfire and s’mores station, hot cocoa, scavenger hunt and more holiday-themed events. Stop at the zoo from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 or 28.

Go for an afternoon hike

Take a break from social media and head outside. Buffalo River State Park keeps its hiking trails open in the fall and winter. Prairie View Trail, a 2.2-mile loop near the edge of the park, has terrific views of wildlife and is one of Minnesota’s largest prairie preserves. Or check out some of the area’s local parks.

Have a Thanksgiving feast on campus

The West Dining Center will host a delicious Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green beans, turkey, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and more. Find all of your Thanksgiving favorites as well as an allergy-friendly meal at the Clean Eats station.

Listen to The Velveteen Rabbit

Enjoy a special audio drama performance from NDSU’s Theatre Department. Tickets are free with an NDSU student ID, and $5 for all others.

Play Disc Golf

Disc golf is a great way to add some movement to your day. All courses are free in Fargo-Moorhead. There are three 18-hole courses, one 9-hole course and rental sets are available. Enjoy some fresh air with this outdoor activity over your long weekend.

Enjoy the NDSU Wellness Center

Enjoy a workout of your choice or swim at the Aquatic Center.

Play Pictionary or trivia

Schedule a Zoom date and play trivia or Pictionary. Here are more fun games to play over video calls with friends and family.

Take part in the Virtual Holiday Makers Market

Shop, discover and support small businesses this holiday season. Join your favorite local makers Nov. 27-29 for a virtual holiday pop-up shop.


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