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Celebrate the 4th with a bang


Word has it, this Independence Day in the Forks will be sizzling. No, I’m not talking about the temps…it’s the 2016 Sertoma 4th of July Festival & Fireworks show that will be lighting up Town Square and The Greenway! Of course, we’re also expecting beautiful, sunny weather, as well.   In addition to all the awesome attractions, pocket parks, shopping and dining our Simply Grand Downtown District has to offer every single day, this iconic celebration (in its 54th year) adds even more to love about our two towns! If you want to make it one fun 4th to remember, just meet me in the Square this coming Monday and enjoy all these great events:   8 AM – Altru Family YMCA Firecracker 10K & 5K Fun Run/Walk 11:30 AM – Patriotic Kids Parade (down N 3rd St from University Ave into Town Square) 12 PM – City Band + Food Vendors (Town Square) 12 to 6 PM – Silent Auction + 12 to 9 PM – Raffle Ticket Sales (Town Square) 1 PM – Opening Ceremony (Town Square) 1 to 5 PM – Face Painting, Caricatures, Kids Games (Town Square) 1 to 5 PM – Various activities including Games Galore, Dakota Science Center, ArtWise, Inflatable Games (The Greenway) …

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Celebrate Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks

Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks

Nikki Jackman from the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club invites you to celebrate Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks…   The Sertoma Club has been working hard to put together another fun filled Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks. We invite you to celebrate Independence Day with us Downtown Grand Forks in Town Square and on the Greenway.   The Festival will kick off with the Altru Family YMCA Firecracker Walk-Run followed by a Patriotic Kids Parade. The family fun continues all afternoon with inflatable games, petting zoo, pedal pull and more! Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Kenny and the Classics and Billy D and the Crystal followed by an outstanding Fireworks Display at Dusk.   We will be selling raffle tickets all day with great prizes including a 2012 Nissan Altima. There will also be a Silent Auction until Six pm. Proceeds will benefit our local Circle of Friends Humane Society and Special Olympics Area Five.   For more information, visit See you on the Fourth!  

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Simply Grand Fall Fun

Japanese Garden at Sertoma Park

Weather predictions for this week in Greater Grand Forks are good with beautiful fall temperatures and sunny skies, so I highly recommend you get out and enjoy some of the recreational opportunities offered here including our gorgeous and fun parks. Japanese Garden – This lovely garden, located in Sertoma Park, was a gift from the residents of Awano Japan to commemorate the flood of 1997. Its natural look features the beauty of rocks, water, hills, trees as well as the three granite Japanese-style lanterns. Ali’s Boundless Playground – Local teen Ali Karpenko was born with spina bifida, and her dream of a community playground for children with and without disabilities was realized in 2009 in Sertoma Park. Here every child can play side by side at his or her own ability level. Greenway – The Greenway is 2,200 acres of natural space lining the Red River and Red Lake River as they flow through Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The picturesque urban space offers countless recreational, cultural, historical and natural experiences. These recreational areas give you just a taste of what is available in Greater Grand Forks. There are so many specialty parks available year-round for a variety of …

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