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ThomasRhettThe Alerus Center, Grand Forks’ premiere performance and convention complex, is the perfect place to entertain and be entertained.  Completed in 2001, with a recent remodel and new additions, it is considered one of the top facilities in the country.


The main arena, with a full set seating capacity of 21,000, has been used for a wide variety of events.   As home to Division I-AA University of North Dakota football, they’ve hosted many exciting college games, in addition to other sports ranging from professional basketball and wrestling to bull riding and motocross.  Some of the most popular performers in the nation – including Cher, Britney Spears, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Aerosmith and The Eagles – have all taken center stage at the Alerus.  Because of a new state-of-the-art sound system, featuring Fulcrum loudspeakers, you’ll find the acoustics to be astounding, especially for such a large arena.


When you’re searching for a venue to hold a smaller show, convention, conference, family gathering or wedding, the Alerus Center’s 12 meeting rooms and 25,000 square foot ballroom provide a perfect fit.  The friendly, knowledgeable staff will be there every step of the way to ensure your special event exceeds expectations.


CirqueMusicaAs proof of its diversity, these are just some of the awesome happenings currently on the Alerus schedule:

  • November 4 & 5, 2017           2017 Pride of Dakota Products Showcase
  • November 4 & 5, 2017           16th Annual Holiday Bazaar
  • November 11, 2017                UND Football vs. Eastern Washington
  • November 26, 2017                Cirque Musica Holiday Presents “Believe”
  • December 29, 2017                Hairball 80s Tribute Band
  • February 2018                         Happy Harry’s Annual Beer & Bacon Festival
  • March 30-April 1, 2018          2018 Home Design & Garden Show
  • April 14, 2018                         GF Horticultural Society Gardening Saturday 2018
  • April 21, 2018                         Toughest Monster Truck Tour Championships
  • April 21-22, 2018                    RRV Motorcyclists 2018 Motorcycle Show
  • May 3, 2018                            Thomas Rhett Life Changes Tour
  • May 2018                                Anything Goes Community Rummage Sale


If you’d like additional information on any of these great goings-on, visit For a listing of all Greater Grand Forks events, please check out our website calendar at and/or download the Grand Forks App from Google Play or the App Store.



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