Go Grand Historic Walking Tours 2017
Saturday Aug 19
DeMers Avenue and North 3rd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Art of Downtown Grand Forks
10:30 am - 12:30pm
Gather around to explore the heart of downtown and learn more about history and current events of Grand Forks. Organized by Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, GF Downtown Development Association, and the Grand Forks Air Force Base, these downtown walking tours are filled with fascinating stories, seemingly useless trivia, and insight into upcoming activities around Greater Grand Forks (not to mention plenty of lame jokes.) Tours will include 2 hours of walking/standing, with a total distance ranging between 1 and 1.5 miles. All attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and a route along sidewalks and the Greenway.
Special feature: Public art located throughout downtown Grand Forks, including art-related events and projects inspired by local and regional artists.
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Beer and Saloons of Grand Forks
4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Must be 21 years of age
Special feature: Grand Forks has had a rich history involving beer, saloons, and alcohol. This tour will include stops at local establishments that may require guess to be 21 years of age or older.
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Grand Forks: Grand River City of the North
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Special feature: Red River of the North is the largest northern flowing river in the northern hemisphere. Grand Forks was founded, named, and earned national attention because of our river and this tour is dedicated to the unique relationship our community has with our nearest body of water.
- 4pm: Walking Tour begins (Town Square)
- 5pm: Blues on the Red begins
- 6pm: Tour ends; optional Rhombus Guys Brewery tour
- 6pm: Music begins at BOTR
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Northern Neighbors and "Southern" Hospitality
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Special feature: Look around town and you'll find no shortage of Canadian license plates in our parking lots. Grand Forks loves our northern neighbors! And this tour features unique influences Canada has had on Grand Forks from our beginnings as a fur trading post to today.
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. City on the Richest Soil on Earth
8:00am - 10:00am
Central High School
*Attendees are invited to attend Rotary Pancake Feed at Central HS before tour; $5 per person
Special feature: Potato Bowl earned it's name for a reason -- Grand Forks was built on a foundation of the richest and most fertile cropland in the world. Agriculture shaped the upper Red River Valley, and Grand Forks was the metropolitan hub of the region that made life in the northern Great Plains prosperous for thousands of settlers.
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Haunted Legends of Grand Forks
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Must be 21 years of age
Special feature: The most interesting buildings in a historic neighborhood feature memorable ghost stories -- and Grand Forks is no exception. Join us for an evening tour of the haunted history around Grand Forks. This tour will make stops at places where guests must be 21 and older.
*All guests are asked to be 21 years of age or older and be advised to expect haunting and potentially disturbing stories!
GGFYP & DDA Historic Walking Tour, feat. Grand Forks Military Heritage
2:00pm - 4:00pm
*Note: Tour ends at VFW in East Grand Forks
Special feature: We're especially grateful for the sacrifices all service men, women, and their families make to our country. On this Veteran's Day, join us for a historic walking tour that pays tribute to our military heritage, from the American Civil War to the Grand Forks Air Force Base.