Unique Summer Events

The Northwest Minnesota Riverland Region has many options to choose from when it comes to unique events and festivals. You’ll find music festivals, county fairs and much more! Here are a list of events in each community to help you make the most out of your vacation. Please call 218-686-9785 with any questions.

• Crookston

• Fertile

• Greater Grand Forks 

  • Every Friday through Sept 15 – Friday Night Races – River Cities Speedway  Races start at 7 pm Grand Forks Fairgrounds.  4 classes of cars, Street Stocks, Midwest Mods, Late Models, & Outlaw Sprint Cars.
  • June 10-11 – Art on the Red –  Downtown Grand Forks & East Grand Forks 701-772-3710. Saturday 10-6 pm Sunday 10-4
  • June 13-18 – “Shakespeare in the Park”  7 pm  Town Square. 701-777-2899 or 701-746-4636
  • June 17 & August 19 – Art &Wine Walk – 1-5 pm  Downtown Grand Forks & East Grand Forks, 701-757-4051, www.downtowngrandforks.org
  • June 21-25 – Greater Grand Forks Fair – Grand Forks County Fairgrounds  701-772-8670 or 701-330-1238  www.grandforksfair.com
  • June 24-25 – Scheels Boundary Water Catfish Tournament – 701-739-5808  www.boundarybattle.com
  • June 24, July 29, & August 26 – Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red.  Town Square Downtown Grand Forks. 701-757-4051    www.downtowngrandforks.org
  • Saturdays-June 24-September – Farmers Market –Every Saturday at Town Square.  9 am – 1:30 pm  www.tsfarmersmarket.com
  • July 29-30 – Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament – Lafave Park-East Grand Forks; 218-399-3474 or 218-773-8000.
  • August 17-19  Heritage Days – At Heritage Village in East Grand Forks, MN  218-773-3952   www.egfheritage.com
  • August 29th – Rollin’ on the River Marathon – Inline Skate Marathon.  701—330-7175; https://gfinline.com/
  • For a full calendar of events in Greater Grand Forks, go to https://www.visitgrandforks.com/event-calendar.

• Red Lake Falls 

• St. Hilaire

• Thief River Falls