After a rainy start to the week, there'll be plenty of chances around Fargo this weekend to get out and about and have some fun.

Wild Tails Day

Thursday, July 11

Getty Images / Special to The Forum
Getty Images / Special to The Forum

A downtown Fargo street will go to the dogs this Thursday — in a good way. The inaugural Wild Tails Day will shut down the road at Wild Terra Cider, 6 12th St. N., replacing traffic with a fenced-in urban dog park including bubbles, wading pools, toys and, of course, dogs. A snack bar will be available for four-legged guests during the event, which runs from 3-10 p.m. Thursday, while the humans can enjoy a taco bar. Several vendors will also be there to showcase the latest and greatest stuff for our furry friends; wildterraciderandbrewing.com/wild-tails-day.

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Prairie Roots anniversary

Thursday, July 11

Prairie Roots Food Co-op, seen here in 2017, will host a second anniversary party on Thursday. Forum file photo
Prairie Roots Food Co-op, seen here in 2017, will host a second anniversary party on Thursday. Forum file photo

It's been just over two years since Fargo's Prairie Roots Food Co-op, 1213 NP Ave., opened to the public on July 5, 2017. To celebrate, the co-op is throwing itself an anniversary party from 5-8 p.m. Thursday with everything from a live DJ to free caricatures — and food, naturally. During the family friendly celebration, locals can stop by to enjoy some music, get food from Suna's Egyptian Eatery, Maria's HomeStyle Mexican Food or the Wild Terra taco bar, and perhaps mingle with the good doggos there for Wild Terra's Wild Tails Day, which is also happening on Thursday. To join the fun, head east of the food co-op and Wild Terra to 12th Street North; facebook.com/prairieroots.

'Shiny' reception

Thursday, July 11

Gallery 4's "Shiny" exhibit will have a reception on Thursday. Dennis Krull / 5foot20 design lounge / Special to The Forum
Gallery 4's "Shiny" exhibit will have a reception on Thursday. Dennis Krull / 5foot20 design lounge / Special to The Forum

What happens when several artists all create work for one common theme? A big, "Shiny" exhibit in the case of Gallery 4, 115 Roberts St. N. The gallery's July exhibit, "Shiny," asked participating artists to show their interpretation of the theme, and the resulting work spans several mediums and styles. But how did they come up with their specific take on the theme? Locals can find out exactly that when the gallery hosts a meet-the-artists event from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, including a 6:30 p.m. artist introduction and Q-and-A session. It's free to attend; www.gallery4fargo.net.

Red River Market

Saturday, July 13

The location's new, but a lot of what's made downtown Fargo's Red River Market a summertime favorite will stay the same as the weekly event kicks off its fifth year this weekend. The market will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with 75 local vendors and continue each Saturday until the end of October. It's known as a place to shop for local produce, eggs, meat, baked goods and more, but it's also a weekly social gathering complete with live music, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and a variety of food trucks. It's still downtown, but the market has moved to a new location this year at 63 Fifth St. N., Fargo, near The Forum building; www.redriver.market.