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Last Minute Vacation Planning

As the summer is winding down and students are gearing up to go back to school, you may find yourself wanting to go on one last vacation before summer is over. Since North Dakota has a lot to offer, you are in luck because there are still a ton of fun things going on! Check out upcoming events in North Dakota:

Grand Forks is having their annual Rollin’ on the River event August 24-25! The weekend kicks off on Friday with a Keep the Ball Rollin’ Golf Tournament at King’s Walk Golf Course and Rockin’ Rollin’ Rally & Feast in Lincoln Drive Park at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Rollin’ on the River inline skating marathon takes place on the city streets of Grand Forks, with the Alerus Center as the starting point at 7:30 a.m. You can also enjoy an evening of great blues music in the heart of beautiful downtown Grand Forks at the Blues on the Red Music Fest event. Top musicians from around the country will provide the free entertainment, while vendors sell such delicious cuisine.

Check out central North Dakota and see all the fun things going on. In Minot, the North Dakota State Fairgrounds play host to Motor Magic, Labor Day weekend in Minot. The largest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest, Motor Magic provides entertainment for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Nodak Speedway races and drag racing on the Magic City International Dragway kick off the motor mayhem. Motor Magic continues with more to see and do Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

If you want to head to the Bismarck-Mandan area, Mandan is hosting its annual Wild West Grillfest! Celebrate Mandan’s farming and ranching heritage with a grilling competition, beer gardens, a variety of live entertainment all day, inflatable games, hayrides, art and craft vendor booths, Pride of Dakota tent and dance Friday night on August 17-18. There will be live music by The Roosters on Friday and Dirty Word on Saturday.

Or you can head west to Medora to see all the funs things they have to offer. The Medora Musical is a great show that goes through September 8. Stop in for a great meal at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue or maybe play a round of golf on the world renowned Bully Pulpit.  Maybe you just want to do a little hiking; well Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a great place to explore with the whole family or as private getaway!

For more events and attractions, go to the North Dakota Tourism website. Who knows what kind of adventure is out there for you!

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Family Fun


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Vvvroom, vvvroom to Grand Forks

Grand Forks will host both the Prime Steel Car Show and the Red River Valley Motorcycle Show in the coming weeks.  These are two large shows featuring sought-after classics.  Both shows take place at the Alerus Center.  The Prime Steel Show is April 10-11 and the RRV Motorcycle Show is scheduled April 17-18.

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Posted by on April 9, 2010 in Events


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Polar Patch Open this Weekend

If watching the Winter Olympics has you craving skate and sledding-time, head to Papa’s Polar Patch this weekend.  The Patch will be open Noon-5 p.m., February 13, 14 and 15 – offers sleds, chutes, s’mores, caves, sleigh rides, cider and much more.

Or maybe you’re looking for some rip-roaring indoor fun this weekend.  Monster Truck Winter Nationals will be held today at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  And there are more winter festivals and fun events on the events calendar at

Have a great weekend!

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Posted by on February 13, 2010 in Attractions, Events, Winter Fun


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