If you are asking what do we do at the end of summer? The answer is plenty!

It has been a busy summer in the Grand Cities; school has started and the UND students have all moved back, and we are on the heels of a fabulous Grand Forks weekend with the first-ever Rollin’ on the River Inline Marathon (the Convention & Visitors Bureau was the presenting sponsor by the way) and a record breaking attendance for the last of the 2011 three-part music series, Blues on the Red. It may have some asking what do we do now? The answer is PLENTY! I am going to just give you a brief taste of some of the great events coming up (details and more events can be found on our Calendar of Events) in September:

  • -UND Football season opener vs. Drake September 1 at the Alerus Center (don’t miss tailgating, as the presenting sponsor, the Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a great prize package)
  • -Friday Night Races at the River Cities Speedway through September 16
  • -Outdoor Farmer’s Market in Town Square through September 24
  • -Choice Financial 10K Fun Run/Walk Setember 10
  • -Tour de Forks Bike Ride & Walk in Lincoln Drive Park on September 11
  • -AudioBody at the Chester Fritz on September 11
  • -Art & Wine in Downtown on September 17 (and October 15)
  • -4th Annual Fall Frolic Run in Riverside Park on September 17
  • -Potato Bowl Week (there will be a blog later highlighting activities) September 19-24
  • -UND Women’s Hockey vs. Manitoba September 23 & 24 at Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • -Grand Forks Women’s Show at the Alerus Center on October 1

This is just a taste of the happenings in September, and we always like to get feedback on what you like to spend your time doing in Greater Grand Forks.

In addition to checking our calendar (there is an RSS feed by the way), don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and/or follow @visitgrandforks on Twitter. Not only do we provide the latest updates on things to do, but we have a number of contests with great prizes!

Have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend and a warm welcome to all our Canadian friends that will be visiting for Canadian Labour Day Weekend!