SPECIAL EVENTS
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Find family fun on a budget with Grand Forks Park District events. All of our special events are geared to celebrate precious time together as well as our area’s diverse seasons. Together, families discover new skills like hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing or dancing like a princess. Because they all grow so fast, take time for these affordable events with your family, including Greenway Ski Days, Hooked on Fishing or Hunting, summer festivals, Santa’s Village or the Knight for a Princess dance.

You’re invited to all our special events:

Arbor Day

Grand Forks takes great pride in our healthy, shade-giving, and colorful trees. Arbor Day is recognized nationally for one week in May. Celebrate our area’s lovely green diversity in this annual event.

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Black Cat Bash

Bring your littlest pumpkins to an evening of Halloween fun for kids ages 8 and younger. Enjoy stories, crafts and games specific to this age group. Wear your costume!

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Chad Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 29 | Valley Golf Course  A memorial golf tournament, in memory of Chad Johnson, will be held at Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks, MN. Proceeds will go towards the “Chad Johnson Youth Sports Fund”, a fund supporting youth programs and facilities within the Grand Forks Park…

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Dewey Duathlon

The Dewey Kvidt Memorial Duathlon is an annual event that is held at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks. The race offers a 5K run/walk, 10K run/walk and run-bike-run duathlon for all ages and skill-levels of athletes.

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Family Fun Night

The ultimate neighborhood block party is for all of Grand Forks and is held each year in late July. This fun-filled event includes family games, healthy treats, a parade, face painting, inflated games and more.

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GF Youth Hockey Golf Tournament

Friday | September 2015 Come out and take a swing at supporting youth hockey! The GF Youth Hockey Golf Tournament is a four-person golf scramble held at King’s Walk Golf Course. A silent auction and raffle will follow the golf tournament. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the GF…

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Greenway Ski Day

Join us for a snow-filled day of ski-clinics, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a cardboard sled race and much more!

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Hooked on Fishing

Have the kids bring home supper, while they learn the basics of lures, casting, cleaning, regulations and other responsible angler information (fish tales optional).

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Hooked on Hunting

Spend an afternoon learning responsible hunting, including gun safety, dog training, bird identification, duck calling and decoy management. The event includes games, dinner and a free duck call to the first 200 kids registered.

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Keep the Ball Rollin'

Keep the Ball Rollin’ is a four person “best ball” golf tournament held annually at Kings Walk Golf Course, with proceeds donated to the “Perry Nakonechny Youth Sports Fund”, a memorial fund supporting youth sports in Grand Forks held under the Grand Forks Parks & Recreation Foundation.

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Knight for a Princess

Attention, little princesses! The Grand Forks Park District invites young ladies under the age of 16 and a special escort (i.e. daddy, grandpa, uncle) to attend a Knight for a Princess.

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Lucky Strike Bowling

Spend the day bowling with your son! Red Ray Lanes has opened up the alley to allow for you and your special someone to come and create a memory. Bowling is for everyone and what a fun opportunity to come and spend the day learning some bowling techniques and enjoying time with your son!

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Movie in the Park

Watch the stars under the stars with outdoor movies shown at various Grand Forks parks. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy family-friendly classics, action, adventure and new releases.

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Rollin’ on the River

Rollin’ on the River is an Inline Skating Marathon. The event was formed through a group of young community professionals seeking to increase awareness of the health benefits offered by inline skating.

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Santa Village

Santa and his elves have set up a workshop in Grand Forks with two weekends full of holiday activities for kids! Everyone is welcome to meet Santa’s elves while creating crafts, playing games, and listening to holiday music.

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Summerthing Kids

Soak in summer this June with two evenings of family fun in one of Grand Forks’ most beautiful parks. Find tents full of hands-on activities for kids, including building, painting, gluing and creating.

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Other Community Events

Check out other events for the whole family happening in the Grand Forks community!

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