It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Grand Cities Art Fest held in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. I always think of the Art Fest weekend as the official beginning of summer, all schools are out, the weather has (hopefully) taken a turn for the better and flip flops have become my dailyÂ choice of footwear.
The 9th annual Art Fest will be held this weekend, June 11th and 12th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Two full days of art, entertainment, and my personal favorite, really good food.
Even if you aren’t really into the whole idea of arts and crafts, I would still encourage you to check out the Art Fest. Get out and enjoy your community, grab some greasy food and check out the two stages showcasing area musicians and performers.
A few tips for a better Art Fest experience:
- If you don’t plan on showing up early be prepared to utilize one of the two downtown Grand Forks parking ramps. Not to worry, the weather looks to be nice so a block or two walk to the action won’t be so bad.
- Wear sunscreen. I, unfortunately, didn’t heed my own advice and ended up resembling a lobster a few years ago. That is not an attractive look for anyone.
- Eat lots of food. Forget the calories, fat and general heart-attack-inducing properties of the food offered and just enjoy how good it tastes. And bring a roll of Tums for dessert.
For more information on the Grand Cities Art Fest check out the North Valley Arts Council website at http://www.novac.org/grand-cities-art-fest.html. You can also find a schedule of musical acts and performances at http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/206216/.