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Annual Events

Art & Wine Walk

Get ready to sip, savor and stroll through our trendy Downtown District, as local businesses host and display works by regional artists while offering samples of fine wines.

Dates: February, May, July, August, October, November 2019

Greenway Ski Day

During this free one-of-a-kind outdoor winter event, enjoy a snow-filled day of ski clinics, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides and cardboard sled races in scenic Lincoln Drive Park.

Date: February 2019

Art on the Red

Recognized as one of North Dakota’s best outdoor festivals, Art on the Red features 100+ high-end artisans and quality crafters, tantalizing food concessions, music, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

Dates: June 8 & 9, 2019

Town Square Farmers Market

Head to the heart of Downtown, every Saturday during the summer, to find all kinds of just-picked produce, home baked pies and kuchen like grandma used to make, mild and spicy salsas, assorted flavors of fudge and jams, jewelry, crafts, live music and lots more.

Dates: June 15-September 28, 2019

Blues on the Red

One of the region’s most popular blues festivals, this three-part summer music series features top notch musicians from around the country, plus great food and brews.

Dates: June, July, August 2019

Sertoma July 4th Festival & Fireworks

Spend your Independence Day in our Grand Forks with 12 hours of live music, fun games, delicious food and drinks, contests and an amazing fireworks display over the Red River.

Date: July 4, 2019

Heritage Days

Learn about our community’s legendary past and have a blast when attending this annual East Grand Forks Heritage Village event. Some of the fun happenings include a parade, community dinner, live music, historical re-enactments, classic car show and antique tractor pull.

Dates: August 2019

Downtown Street Fair

Dozens of vendors will offer up blocks of unique finds to buy and tasty treats to eat. There will also be live music after the sun goes down.

Dates: September 6 & 7, 2019

Greenway Takeover Festival

Enjoy 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. There’ll also be a beer garden, numerous food trucks, games for both kids and adults, even hot air balloon rides. It all takes place Downtown, on The Greenway, by the banks of the Red.

Dates: September 2019

Potato Bowl USA

Celebrate the Red River Valley’s staple crop with a variety of events that include a family fun run, parade, UND football game and tailgate party, potato pancake breakfast, contests and the World’s Largest French Fry Feed & Fireworks display.

Dates: September 2019

HollyDazzle Festival of Lights

Kick off the holiday season in grand style at this popular family friendly event held the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. Festivities include a lighted parade, caroling, cookie decorating, live entertainment, kids’ games, carriage rides, ice skating and fireworks.

Date: November 24, 2019