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Worthy of an encore

 - by julie

With events ranging from Broadway to ballet and kids’ shows to comedy theatre, the Chester Fritz upcoming schedule is sure to please a wide variety of tastes.  You’ll also appreciate their renowned acoustics and auditorium layout, which make you feel at one with the production.  No matter what show (or shows) you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

-Mannheim Steamroller on November 13, at 7 p.m.

-UND Band & Wind Ensemble on November 29, at 7:30 p.m.

-Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” on November 30, at 7 p.m.

-Lorie Line & Her Fab 5: “Christmas Bells are Ringing” on December 17, at 3 p.m.

-Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on January 12, at 7:30 p.m.

-UND Band & Wind Ensemble on March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

-“Damn Yankees” on April 1, at 7:30 p.m.

-Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show on on April 13, at 7:30 p.m.

-“Charlotte’s Web” on April 15, at 2 p.m.

-UND Band & Wind Ensemble on April 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for all events are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 701.772.5151 and online.  For additional information, including new events that may be added, visit the Fritz website or call 701.777.4090 or 800.375.4068.

Putting the excitement on ice

 - by julie

Have you experienced the excitement of live NCAA Division I hockey yet this season? If not, there are plenty of chances to see all the action up close.

Under the expert direction of head coach Brian Idalski, watch the University of North Dakota Women’s Hockey team this season as they skate, pass and shoot their way to victory.  With several top players returning, including former Olympians Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureax, UND is sure to see playoff action again this season.

The University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team, with veteran coach Dave Hakstol at the helm, is looking to repeat as WCHA champions.  The whole crowd will jump to their feet after every goal and with future NHL stars like Danny Kristo, Corban Knight and Derek Forbot on the ice, you’ll be cheering nonstop.

Home ice advantage also means fans get to enjoy all the luxuries of the magnificent Ralph Engelstad Arena, including its granite floor concourses, plush leather seats, amazing sound system and state-of-the-art jumbo screens that highlight every second of the action.  If a variety of delicious food and beverages is what you’re looking for, pay a visit to one of the many concession areas located throughout.

If you don’t want to miss out on all the fun, purchase tickets right now by going to fightingsioux.com.

2011-12 Women’s Hockey Remaining Home Games:

October 15 & 16 (2:07 p.m.) vs. Vermont

October 21 & 22 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Ohio State

November 18 & 19 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota State

December 2 & 3 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota

December 10 & 11 (2:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota Duluth

January 4 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Lindenwood

January 14 & 15 (2:07 p.m.) vs. Wisconsin

January 20 & 21 (7:07 p.m.) vs. St Cloud State

February 3 & 4 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Bemidji State

2011-12 Men’s Hockey Remaining Home Games:

October 14 & 15 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Maine

October 28 & 29 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. St. Cloud State

November 25 & 26 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Colorado College

December 9 & 10 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Nebraska Omaha

December 17 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Russian Red Stars

December 30 & 31 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Harvard

January 13 & 14 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota

January 27 & 28 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Wisconsin

February 17 & 18 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Michigan Tech

March 2 & 3 (7:37 & 7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota State

It’s tater time in the Forks!

 - by julie

This year marks the 46th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA. This week will be full of entertaining events centering on our region’s most popular staple crop. There will be tons of great food including potato pancake breakfasts, baked potato bars and, of course, the World’s Largest French Fry Feed. The festivities culminate on Saturday with a parade, tailgate party and University of North Dakota football game. Make sure to bring the whole family out to one of the North Dakota’s best and tastiest celebrations guaranteed to be spudtacular fun for all!

The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of UND Taigating, and you won’t want to miss your chance to win a package including two UND Football season tickets, two cooler chairs, $50 Alerus Center gift card, $50 Happy Harry’s gift card and $50 L&M Meats gift card.

Potato Bowl Highlights

Tuesday – Golf scramble, 12 p.m., Valley Golf Course

Wednesday – Potato Chip Giveaway, Columbia Mall

Thursday – Baked Potato Bar, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all Hugo’s locations

Thursday – World’s Largest French Fry Feed with food/soda, live music, “Meet the Sioux”, inflatable games and French fry eating contest in University Park, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday – Rydell Fireworks Display, dusk, Memorial Stadium

Friday – Sioux Booster Luncheon, 12 p.m., Alerus Center

Friday – Baked Potato Bar, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all Hugo’s locations

Friday – Hugo’s 8K Race & Tater Tot Trot, 6 and 6:30 p.m., Riverside Park

Saturday – Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Central High School

Saturday – Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1401 9th Avenue South

Saturday – Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade, 10:30 a.m., DeMers Avenue in Downtown

Saturday – Tailgate Party presented by the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2 p.m., Alerus Center

Saturday – UND Football Game vs. Black Hills State, 6 p.m., Alerus Center

Further information, along with an entire schedule of events and registration forms, may be found online.

What do we do now?

 - by julie

It has been a busy summer in the Grand Cities; school has started and the UND students have all moved back, and we are on the heels of a fabulous Grand Forks weekend with the first-ever Rollin’ on the River Inline Marathon (the Convention & Visitors Bureau was the presenting sponsor by the way) and a record breaking attendance for the last of the 2011 three-part music series, Blues on the Red.  It may have some asking what do we do now?  The answer is PLENTY!  I am going to just give you a brief taste of some of the great events coming up (details and more events can be found on our Calendar of Events) in September:

-UND Football season opener vs. Drake September 1 at the Alerus Center (don’t miss tailgating, as the presenting sponsor, the Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a great prize package)

Friday Night Races at the River Cities Speedway through September 16

-Outdoor Farmer’s Market in Town Square through September 24

-Choice Financial 10K Fun Run/Walk Setember 10

-Tour de Forks Bike Ride & Walk in Lincoln Drive Park on September 11

-AudioBody at the Chester Fritz on September 11

-Art & Wine in Downtown on September 17 (and October 15)

-4th Annual Fall Frolic Run in Riverside Park on September 17

-Potato Bowl Week (there will be a blog later highlighting activities) September 19-24

-UND Women’s Hockey vs. Manitoba September 23 & 24 at Ralph Engelstad Arena

-Grand Forks Women’s Show at the Alerus Center on October 1

This is just a taste of the happenings in September, and we always like to get feedback on what you like to spend your time doing in Greater Grand Forks.

In addition to checking our calendar (there is an RSS feed by the way), don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and/or follow @visitgrandforks on Twitter.  Not only do we provide the latest updates on things to do, but we have a number of contests with great prizes!

Have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend and a warm welcome to all our Canadian friends that will be visiting for Canadian Labour Day Weekend!

Simply Great Tailgate 2011

 - by julie

As the tailgating presenting sponsor, the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to get everyone revved up for the fast approaching University of North Dakota Football season by sponsoring the Simply Great Tailgate 2011 promotion and giveaway. Qualifying is easy. All you have to do is answer yes to both of the following questions.

1. Are you someone who would love to attend every UND Football home game?

2. Do you have a true appreciation for each of the five game day food groups: Chips & Dips; One-Pot Wonders; Chargrilled Meats; Deep Fried Delicacies and Liquid Concoctions?

If so, you are eligible to win one of two UND Football tailgating packages the Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away.  Included in each package:

-Two 2011 season tickets

-Two UND sweatshirts

-$50 Alerus gift certficate toward any food and/or beverage purchase

-Two UND convertible cooler-chairs filled with an assortment of goodies

To enter the Simply Great Tailgate contest, all you need to do is “Like” the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook or “Follow” @visitgrandforks on Twitter.  If you already like and/or follow us, you are automatically registered!  The drawings will occur Monday, August 29!  The first home game is September 1!



Welcome back UND!

 - by julie

It is once again that time of year when the community begins bustling with new and returning college students moving into dorms and apartments as they begin a new year at the University of North Dakota!  It is definitely an exciting time as thousands come back to Greater Grand Forks!

The official move in date is Friday, August 19, and parents and families will be wearing “Proud of my UND student” buttons as they explore our city.  We hope these families will be given a warm welcome to Greater Grand Forks.  These students and families mean so much to our community!

There are a number of activites planned August 19-22 with classes starting on the 22nd.  A complete schedule of events can be found online.

With the start of school the UND football season will be upon us!  The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to be the sponsor of tailgating at the Alerus Center, and we will be doing some season ticket package giveaways, so be on the lookout!