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ENTERTAINMENT: See Page 3 Information courtesy of the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit www.visitgrandforks.com for more information. Alerus Center The Alerus Center is a state-of-the-art facility that can host various c...


Information courtesy of the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit www.visitgrandforks.com for more information.

Alerus Center

The Alerus Center is a state-of-the-art facility that can host various conventions, exhibitions, meetings and banquets. It also houses a regulation NCAA football and soccer field. The arena seats 13,400 for football or soccer and 22,000 for entertainment events. The Center features 17 luxury suites, eight concession stands, two vending sites, 14 ticket windows and four merchandise stands. With 130,000 square feet of exhibit space, it is the largest hall between Seattle and the Twin Cities. The Center opened its doors in February 2001 and has hosted such acts as Bill Cosby, Aerosmith, Cher and the Backstreet Boys.



1200 42nd Street South

Phone: (701) 792-1420

FAX: (701) 746-6511

Chester Fritz AuditoriumOffers an array of national entertainment including country music, Broadway theatre, children's and special performances. Seating capacity is 2,400.


Yale and University Avenue

UND Campus

Phone: (701) 777-4090


Ralph Engelstad ArenaHaving the only Division I hockey team in the state, the University of North Dakota boasts a new $100 million arena. The 400,000 sq. ft., five-story arena, with seating for 11,406 is truly the envy of the NCAA. The main lobby area has ticket sales, a pro shop and complete "Sioux Tradition" museum. The arena will host family shows, ice events and Fighting Sioux Hockey.

The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, a 50,000 square foot expansion to Ralph Engelstad Arena, houses four regulation size practice volleyball and basketball courts all of which can be converted into one main game court.


One Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive

UND Campus

Phone: (701) 777-4167

UND AthleticsCheer on the Fighting Sioux at one of the many sporting events held at the University of North Dakota. Athletic events include football, hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball and much more.

Phone: (701) 777-2236


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Burtness TheatreProductions by UND students throughout the academic year. Call the Box Office for information.


Centennial Drive - UND Campus

Phone: (701) 777-2587

Crimson Creek

Collegiate PlayersExperienced performers recreate the most popular musicals of our time. For performance dates, see the calendar of events.

Phone: (701) 740-9203

E-mail: crimsoncreek@novac.org

Fire Hall TheatreA season of plays in a small, intimate setting showcasing everything from musicals and dramas to classics and comedies. Call for more information.


412 2nd Avenue North

Phone: (701) 746-0847 Grand Forks City BandThis band, which was formed in 1886, performs year round at various locations and during the summer at the Myra Museum Gazebo in Grand Forks. Call for more information.

Phone: (701) 746-1888

Alternate Phone: (701) 746-2335

North Dakota Ballet CompanyPerformances include classical ballet works mixed with jazz, modern, comedy and theatrical dance pieces. Audience members often say that it is precisely this mixture of dance styles that makes a NDBC performance a unique and entertaining event that is fun for the whole family.

Phone: (701) 775-7401

Summer Performing

Arts Company (SPA)A summer arts program for students. SPA produces two musicals and a drama/comedy each summer with free evening performances in downtown Grand Forks.

Phone: (701) 746-2411

COMPACThe Community Performing Arts Center is used for many school shows and performances as well as a variety of other entertainment.

Phone: (218) 773-2405 ext. 273


1420 4th Ave. NW

East Grand Forks, Minn.

Empire Arts CenterBuilt in 1919, this recently restored theatre hosts performances, movies and other events and houses a visual arts gallery with exhibits open during performances. Call for more information.


415 DeMers Ave.

Phone: (701) 746-5500 GGF Symphony & Youth SymphonyThe Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Grand Forks' 92-year-old symphony orchestra, performs classical concerts, pops and special events. Guest artists from the U.S. and Canada join the symphony for outstanding performances including world premieres of new music. The Symphony Association offers youth programs including a youth symphony, junior symphony, master classes, workshops and coaching in chamber music.

Phone: (701) 777-3359

Grand Forks Master ChoraleThe Grand Forks Master Chorale was formed in 1983 and currently has 42 singers form the Greater Grand Forks area. This musical group performs a variety of concerts throughout the year. Call for more information.

Phone: (701) 777-3376

River Cities SpeedwayOne of the best -mile dirt tracks in the nation. Auto racing includes outlaw sprints, Wissota late models, and superstocks. Open April through September. Races every Friday night.


2300 Gateway Drive

PO Box 5205

Phone: (701) 780-0999

UND Music DepartmentGroup performances throughout the year. Call for details.

Phone: (701) 777-2644

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