Held over one weekend every June in the cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks in Minnesota, The Grand Cities Art Festival is one of the biggest street fair and art festivals in the state of North Dakota.
The annual Arts and Entertainment 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 stalls and 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 entertainment to East Grand Forks and Grand Forks. The Grand Cities Art Festival is the premiere arts event in the region, bringing over 35,000 people to historic downtown Grand Forks the second weekend in June.
Thousands 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 Red and Red Lake Rivers Greenway was designed to protect residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from flooding, improve and restore ecological stability of the river corridor and also provide opportunities for economic growth. The Greenway provides a unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation activities in an urban setting.
At the Grand Cities Arts Festival 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. Free admission, kids games and art activities make the Art Festival fun for the whole family!
To learn more about this vibrant North Dakota Festival we recommend you to visit North Valley Arts Council's website.