Hear blues, get greens, savor reds

Don’t have any major plans for your warm weather weekends? No worries; we’ve got some good news for you!

In addition to all the great shopping, attractions and dining the Downtown District offers, there are a whole slate of colorful outdoor happenings coming up. Even though DeMers Avenue and the surrounding area will be undergoing some beautification (aka construction) this summer, local leaders have figured out ways to ensure these awesome events are still a go! Check the list below and see where your favorite #SimplyGrand to-dos may have been temporarily relocated.

Art on the Red

June 8 & 9

  • 10 AM. to 5 PM
  • University Park
  • Over 150 quality art and craft vendors, food concessionaires, live entertainment stages, kids’ activities and more
  • Free admission

Hugo’s Summer Concert Series

June 15, July 13, July 25, August 24

  • 5 to 11 PM
  • North 3rd Street & 1st Avenue North
  • Live music, adult beverages and food vendors
  • June 15th headliner à 4onthefloor
  • July 13th headliner à David Nail
  • July 25th headliner à The Johnny Holm Band; *top of Corporate Center Parking Ramp (55 South 5th Street)
  • August 24th headliner à TBA
  • Admission is $10

Town Square Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday, June 15 through September 28

  • 9 AM to 1:30 PM
  • North 4th Street in front of Grand Forks City Hall
  • Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts and more
  • Live entertainment and food trucks/concessions
  • Free admission

Art & Wine Walk

June 1, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12

  • 1 to 5 PM
  • Downtown Grand Forks – starting locations are Rhombus Guys Brewing Company and The Blue Moose Bar & Grill
  • Sample an array of delicious wines and appetizers while viewing unique works of art at various Downtown businesses
  • Admission is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass

Sertoma 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

July 4

  • 11 AM to 11 PM
  • 2401 47th Avenue South (east of Ulland Softball Field & west of South Middle School)
  • Parade, live entertainment, kids’ activities, silent auction, food concessions, beer garden, street dance, 56th Annual Fireworks Show and more
  • Free admission

Blues on the Red Music Fest

August 16

  • 5 to 10 PM
  • East Grand Forks VFW parking lot
  • Top blues artists from around the country perform live
  • Beer garden and food vending area
  • Admission is $5

Happy Harry’s Rockin’ Up North Festival

August 17

  • 4 to 11 PM
  • Across from Up North Pizza Pub in the VFW parking lot
  • Headliner Black Hawk, with special guest James Otto; opener Paint The Town
  • Beer garden and food vending area
  • General Admission is $20

Downtown Street Fair

August 23 & 24

  • 2 to 8 PM (Friday) & 9 AM to 8 PM (Saturday)
  • 3rd & 4th Street
  • Variety of regional art/craft vendors, musicians, food concessionaires, concerts and more
  • Free admission

Greenway Takeover Festival

September 5-8

  • 4 to 11 PM
  • The Greenway northwest of Sorlie Bridge (109 DeMers Avenue)
  • Four days filled with talented artists performing live music in a variety of genres ranging from rock, country and folk to jazz, gospel and soul
  • Beer garden, numerous food trucks, games for both kids and adults
  • General Admission is free

For additional information on these and all Greater Grand Forks events, plus hotels, restaurants, stores and more, please go to our website and follow Visit Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.