FARGO —The city of Fargo and Downtown Community Partnership are hosting the 2019 Downtown Fargo Street Fair from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20.
Motorists will encounter event-related changes or full roadway closures in downtown Fargo until Saturday evening, when the street fair comes to completion. Event-related road closures include:
Broadway closed north of 1st Avenue North to 7th Avenue North.
2nd Avenue North from Broadway to Roberts Street.
4th Avenue from 3rd Street North to Roberts Street.
The intersections at 1st Avenue North and 7th Avenue North will remain open for cross traffic during the event.
Routes into downtown:
North/south: 4th Street; motorists will encounter a small detour to 5th Street South between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue South.
West: NP Avenue or 7th Avenue North.
East (Moorhead): 1st Avenue North or NP Avenue.
With road construction projects occurring in and around the downtown area, the city has partnered with organizations such as Fargo Parking and MATBUS to improve transportation and parking options for the event.
Road construction projects to plan for include:
Roberts Streets, 4th Avenue North/2nd Avenue North: The north portion between 4th Avenue North to north of parking ramp fully closed to drivers.
Access to the Roberts Common Parking Ramp is maintained for both directions via intersection of 2nd Avenue North and Roberts Street.
Pedestrian access is maintained on the west side of Roberts Street through the half-block. Both sides of the sidewalk are open on the south half of Roberts Street after the work zone.
Main Avenue, 2nd Street South to Broadway intersections: Main Avenue is closed to all through traffic from Broadway to 2nd Street South intersections. Posted detour route is 8th Street to NP Avenue to 1st Avenue bridge.
The NP/Center Avenue Bridge across the Red River and 10th Street North underpass between 4th to 7th Avenue North have both reopened to traffic.
Visit the online road construction map for Fargo at bit.ly/FargoStreetsMap.
The free LinkFM bus service provides access between several public parking lots and the event. Fairgoers may park at the Moorhead Center Mall and catch the LinkFM bus at the shelter in the east parking lot.
Link FM will be servicing two temporary bus stops located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue North and the southeast corner of Broadway and NP Avenue.
LinkFM will have extended service for all Street Fair days and two extra LinkFM buses will provide five-minute service on all three days.
July 18 and 19: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., two extra buses on route from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
July 20: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., two extra buses on route from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
MATBUS fixed routes will also offer half-priced fare on July 18 and July 19. On Saturday, all fixed routes will be free.
For those who prefer to park and walk, there are several throughout the downtown area. Island Park Garage and Roberts Commons Garage have more than 800 combined spots.
Island Parking Ramp, 515 1st Ave. S., free evenings 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and weekends.
Roberts Commons Garage, 217 Roberts St. N., free up to two hours, evenings 5 to 8 p.m. and weekends free, parking between two and four, $3.
Other city-owned lots, such as the one east of city hall, free for parking after 5 p.m. and weekends.
Weekdays: 90 minute and two to four hour parking slots free. Time limit restrictions will be lifted after 5 p.m.
Saturday: No time restrictions.
Bikers are encouraged to use the city’s Bike Share program, with three drop-off and pick-up locations near the Street Fair, or to park their bikes at the added racks near Great Northern Bicycle Company.
Bikers can also use Roberts Commons Garage with 70 bike parking spaces available in the lower level. Access to the garage is off 2nd Avenue North from the south portion of Roberts Alley.
For more information, the following resources are available:
- Downtown Fargo Street Fair: https://downtownfargo.com/calendar/downtown-fargo-street-fair-2/.
- MATBUS/LinkFM: www.matbus.com and www.GoLinkFM.com.
- FargoStreets: www.fargostreets.com.
- Fargo Parking: www.fargoparking.com.
Scroll down to view the 2019 Fargo Street Fair booth map: