Grand Cities Arts Festival
Held over one weekend every June in the cities of Grand
Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks in Minnesota, The Grand
Cities Art Fest is one of the biggest street fair and art
festivals in the state.
The event includes many exciting activities like antique car shows as well as a cornucopia
of artists selling
their creations in their own booths. There are also many food
a play area for the children. This festival happens in
the downtown areas of both the cities and in the banks of the
Red River. The event seems to be getting bigger and better every
year in its continuing effort to bring fine arts, fun and
East Grand Forks
and Grand Forks.
The Grand Cities ArtFest is the premiere arts event in the
region, bringing over
35,000 people to downtown Grand Forks the
second weekend in June. The
Downtown Leadership Group is
dedicated to the promotion and development of
Forks and East Grand Forks.
The Downtown Leadership Group is a
non-profit, private sector organization that was
formed in 2001. Their
primary goal is to draw in people and new business to the downtown
area to foster economic development and the vitality of downtown
as a unique gathering
place for activities of all kinds.
of art and food lovers alike will flock the city, strolling the
pathways of the
Greenway. The Greenway is the result of the aftermath of the
Flood of 1997. After
enduring one of the greatest natural disasters of our time,
the communities of Grand
Forks and East Grand Forks seized the opportunity to rebuild
and reshape their future
along the banks of the Red and Red Lake Rivers.The Greenway
provides a unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation
activities in an urban setting.
One will see both parents and
grandparents pushing strollers, couples
walking hand in hand,
pet owners with their dogs, families snacking on the delicious
food for sale and shoppers carrying their bags of newly bought
jewelry and other items.
The atmosphere is vibrant and
exciting enough to help revitalize and wash you of your boredom!