the thrivefest north experience

Get your friends and family together for a day full of music, speakers, and activities. This page has all the info you need to be prepared for a weekend of fun!


Our family-friendly activities will keep you entertained all day! All activities are included with your admission.

Riseup Youth Night

Hip Hop. Encouraging Speakers. Worship. Yard Games. Bonfire. S'mores. Camping.

Friday, August 26th 6th-12th grade students are invited to a special youth-only night. Youth and leaders get Friday night's events free with a festival ticket!

DPB artist photo
Kaboose artist photo
Michael Bloom

4 pm: Groups can arrive anytime after 4 pm to set up their campsites - bring along a grill and share a meal together. Bring out your competitive side with some yard games!

7 pm: Music by DPB and Kaboose with special messages from the artists and Officer Michael Bloom

Afterwards, we'll provide the s'mores and worship leaders can start up some spontaneous worship.

SPECIAL YOUTH GROUP DEAL!!! Groups get a FREE camping spot with every 20 tickets purchased for the festival.

To claim your free spot, leaders should purchase tickets as a group and email to let us know you'd like to camp. If you are a local group or not planning to camp, we can offer an adult festival ticket as an alternative.

If you have any questions about RiseUp, feel free to email We look forward to a fun night full of great music, sharing the good news of Jesus!

Camping & Lodging

Stay on-site for one night or the whole weekend for one low camping fee.

Tent Camping Spot
RV Non-Electric Spot

Camping Details

  • Campers are welcome starting Friday night at 6pm.
  • All campsites must be cleared by 1pm on Sunday.
  • Tent spots are marked out at 20' x 20' and can host up to 20 people.
  • RV spots are marked out at 15' x 50'. No tents allowed in the RV spots.
  • If you need more space, an additional spot will need to be purchased.
  • Porta-potties will be available in the camping area.
  • Alcohol, tobacco (vaping), illegal drugs, firearms, and fireworks are prohibited on the festival grounds.


There are many hotels in the Fargo-Moorhead area. You can check out the options on the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Visitors Page.


Take a break from the sun to browse our indoor vendor hall or grab a bite to eat from our food vendors. More vendors will be added as we get closer to the event.

  • Lupe's Tastey Tacos
  • Old Tyme Kettle Korn (Plus burgers, root beer floats, cinnamon almonds)
  • Rising Hope Foundation (Beverages and snacks)

Join our group of vendors by contacting David at or calling 612.554.4804.


Have questions about the festival? Review these frequently asked questions. If the answer's not there, reach out through our contact form.


  • Parking is available for $5 on-site.
  • Handicap parking is available, simply let the parking attendants know when you arrive.
  • No overnight parking is allowed except for those with registered camping spots.

During the Festival

  • Our seating is first come-first served. Bring your own camping chairs, blankets, etc.
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed into the festival. We have affordable options from Rising Hope Foundation and festival vendors. Campers may bring food and beverages into the camping area but not the festival.
  • Umbrellas, we all need a break from the sun but we ask that you keep umbrellas closed during artist performances so that everyone can enjoy the festival.
  • Animals are not allowed on the festival grounds. Service animals are allowed with prior approval, contact Thrivefest North.