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Fun in the summer sun!


It looks like our hot streak is going to continue in the Grand Cities this week with temps hitting the upper 80s and 90s!  While we should be extra careful when venturing out, but we we can still enjoy the summer and all the fun offered in Greater Grand Forks.  I like to make lists, so I have my list of inexpensive activitess to tackle with my family this week including:

Turtle River State Park is located just 22 miles west of Grand Forks, and if your family likes fishing, nature trails or just enjoying the outdoors, this is the place for you.  I plan to grab a group of little ones and make it out for one of our “nature walks” this week!

Riverside Park Swimming Pool is a very inexpensive way to spend a hot summer day.  Adults get in for only $3.25 and children 5-16 get in for $2.75.  Kids 4 and under are $1.50.  They have a snack area, water slide, kiddy pool and diving boards as well as a friendly life guard staff.  Make sure to have some time set aside if you are bringing the family, as I know my kids never want to leave!

University Park Splash Park in beautiful University Park is fun for the whole family and free!  There are shelters, gardens and a playground there as well, so we will definitely need to pack a picnic.

I hope one evening this week to make it over to the Keg’s Drive In.  There is nothing better in the summer than enjoying a one-of-a-kind “Joe” along with a cherry-lime Coke at the Keg’s.  My daughter loves the “Joes” because they are “sloppy” and “awesome”!

Saturday projections are a little cooler for heading to the Farmer’s Market in Town Square.  Since we are getting more into summer, there will be more fresh produce from local farmers.

Local blues favorite, PeatMoss, will open the Blues on the Red show for Big George Jackson on Saturday when Blues on the Red kicks off at 6 p.m.  This is a great family or adult event in Town Square.  It is free and all you need to do is bring a lawn chair.  The only negative I have heard about Blues on the Red, is that people don’t want it to end!

I feel very lucky to live a safe community that offers so many cost-effective options for families in the summer.  I actually check the calendar of events every day to check out our options.

We would love to hear from you what your favorite activities are in the summer?  We want to expose our hidden gems.

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