Herds of young revelers will descend on Grand Forks’ University Park Saturday for Springfest. But enjoying a drink in the city’s park system isn’t exclusive to the annual unofficial end-of-semester celebration.
The Grand Forks Park District will decide Tuesday whether to allow Springfest at University Park. By then, park officials should be able to determine if the park will be able to handle the 3,000-plus people who attend the annual, unofficial celebration of the end of the UND school year.
A request for a special license to sell alcohol during Springfest will head to the Grand Forks City Council for final approval — but not without opposition. The council’s Service and Safety Committee voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve the license and a noise variance for the annual music event.
City leaders worried about minors drinking The annual music event is attended primarily by young adults, and, for the past several years, beer has been sold in a fenced area to those with wristbands indicating they are older than 21.
Let’s take a little walk down Memory Lane. To highlight and celebrate Springfest's relative orderliness today, here are a few headlines and news excerpts about Springfests in years past. Read and remember.
After three years of playing med school talent shows, local bars and the annual Springfest event in University Park, the UND med students/musicians of India Ink are getting ready for their final performances.
A year ago, the band Towering Smile Trio wasn’t really a band yet, just three guys who liked to jam. Their first “gig” was an open mic night at Mike’s Pizza and Pub in East Grand Forks at the beginning of the school year.
Brian Gendreau, Special to the Herald
, May 06, 2011
A pair of young women rolling on the grass. A man dancing in a onesie. Yep, it was Springfest on Saturday.
Throngs of frolickers came to University Park in Grand Forks on a clear afternoon to possibly hula hoop, possibly get a fake tattoo and most definitely hear the sounds of several bands.
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