Live musical entertainment, various other performances, vendors and food galore will enliven Town Square and nearby streets in the heart of Grand Forks on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21, as the Downtown Development Association hosts the sixth annual Downtown Street Fair.
Attendees will find a wide variety of vendors who are offering cool art, clothing, handcrafted items, jewelry, sweet treats and more, according to Jill Proctor, the DDA vice president of development. Besides Minnesota, vendors are travelling here from South Dakota, Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Illinois for the event, she said.
Farmers market vendors will offer an assortment of produce, baked goods, handmade items and other products on South Fourth Street, “some on Friday and more on Saturday,” Proctor said.
Half Brothers and Rhombus Guys will have craft beer for purchase.
The event will showcase the talent of local musicians from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in Loon Park, a downtown pocket park, Proctor said. For the full schedule, go to the Downtown Development Association’s Facebook page and Instagram.
“And we can’t forget, this is a Two Cities - One Weekend event,” Proctor said. The street fair is being held in tandem with Happy Harry’s Rockin’ Up North Fest on Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 19-21, in downtown East Grand Forks.
“Rockin’ Up North has a full lineup for evening entertainment,” she said. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to www.rockinupnorthfest.com .
The UND-sponsored Fenworks group will be on hand both days in Pillsbury Park to showcase virtual-reality headsets, drone demonstrations and e-sports.
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals will host putt-putt in Town Square, Proctor said, “and the cutest little Just for Kix performers will take the stage in Town Square at 10 a.m. Saturday.”
In addition to Town Square on DeMers Avenue and Third Street, the Downtown Street Fair will be set up on South Third and Fourth streets from DeMers to Kittson Avenue, and on Kittson Avenue.
For more information, visit www.downtownforks.com .