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Don’t have any major plans for your summer weekends?

No worries; we’ve got some simply grand news for you! In addition to all the great shopping, attractions and dining the Downtown District offers, our two towns have a whole slate of colorful outdoor events coming up.

June 11 & 12: 2016 Grand Cities Art Fest

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Downtown Town Square, The Greenway and Cabela’s Parking Lot
  • Over 150 quality art and craft vendors, food concessionaires, live entertainment stages, kids’ activities and more
  • Free admission

Every Saturday, June 18 through September 24: Outdoor Farmer’s Market

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Town Square
  • Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts and more
  • Live entertainment and food concessions
  • Free admission

June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15: Art & Wine Walk

      • 1 to 5 p.m.
      • Downtown Grand Forks – beginning and ending at Empire Arts Center, with a champagne tasting and hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m.
      • Sample an array of delicious wines while viewing unique works of art at Downtown businesses
      • Admission is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass
      • June 25, July 23, August 27: Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red Summer Music Series
      • 6 to 10 p.m.
      • Downtown in the Town Square
      • Featured artists are: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers + Ross William Perry (June); The Jimmys + Lisa Wenger Band (July); Studebaker John & the Hawks + Left Wing Bourbon Soul Band (August)
      • Beer garden and barbecue food vending area
      • Free admission

      July 4: Sertoma 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

      • 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
      • Downtown Town Square & The Greenway
      • Parade, live entertainment, kids’ activities, silent auction, food concessions, beer garden, street dance, 56thAnnual Fireworks Show and more
      • Free admission
      • 5 to 11 p.m.
      • Kim Holmes Alley of Love (DeMers Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets)
      • Live entertainment, food and fun for our Canadian friends (everyone else, too)
      • Free admission

      September 9 & 10: Inaugural Downtown Street Fair

      • 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.July 30: Alley Alive Manitoba Day
      • Downtown Streets & Town Square
      • Hundreds of artisan vendors, food concessionaires, live entertainment and more
      • Free admission

      For additional information on these and all Greater Grand Forks happenings, please go to