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Visit Grand Rapids - It's in Minnesota's Nature

July 2013

Escape to Minnesota's Nature in Grand Rapids

Last Minute Getaway Deals!

Looking for that spur of the moment Minnesota vacation getaway? Look no further! Check out Visit Grand Rapids Hot Deals. Whether you have children or work schedule issues that don't allow you to plan ahead, or you are a spontaneous adventurer, we have a "Hot Deal" to fit everyone's needs.

 Grand Rapids, MN Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Highlights

Every Tues
      Summer Concert Series
      Indies Film & The Reif
Every Wed & Sat -
      Farmers Market
Every Wed - Jazz at VFW
Every Thurs Night -
      Old Car Cruisers Night
Every Fri & Sat Night
      Live Music @ Eagles
Last Three Weekends in July - Showboat
4th of July Celebrations
     Hill City, Nashwauk &
July 5-7 -  Wild Rice Festival 
July 13
     Timberman Triathalon
     Pie Extravaganza
     Downtown Art Fair
July 18-21 - Crazy Dayz
July 19-21
     Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days
     Church Basement Ladies
     (The Last Potluck Supper)
July 26-28 -
     Star Stampede
     Weekend of Wheels
     MN Little League State      


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Golf and Dine Sweepstakes

June 24-July 8, 2013

Golf and Dine Sweepstakes

Throughout the summer Visit Grand Rapids will be conducting social media sweepstakes for a chance to “like” and WIN.  The first sweepstakes is valid June 24-July 8, 2013.  A winner will be selected on July 9th and announced through our social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

This is a chance to come experience Grand Rapids area recreation and dining first hand.  Grand Rapids, MN has a lot to offer for family vacations and family getaways, as well as, spur of the moment destination adventure.  Come explore our million acres of pristine forest land and over 1000 area lakes.  Take in a world renowned performance at the Reif Center.  Get on the Hill Annex Mine trolley and tour a piece of our culture and history.  Grand Rapids is close enough to be convenient but far enough away for a real escape.

Click Here to enter the Golf and Dine Sweepstakes.

Click here for last minute summer “Hot Deals”.

Shopping Extravaganza
July 18-21, 2013

The Downtown Business Association will be hosting the annual town wide Crazy Days.  This year is sure to have hundreds of crazy shopping deals.  There will be something for everyone.  There will be games for the kids and entertainment for the whole family.  Come to Grand Rapids to find bargains galore!  More information will be available closer to the date, by checking out the Visit Grand Rapids Calendar of Events.

Art, Culture, History, Education & Entertainment

What is there to do in Grand Rapids you ask?  

Art & Culture - From the First Friday Downtown Art Walk to the world class performances at the Reif Center, you will find lots of Arts and Culture in Minnesota's Nature.
History & Education -  There is long standing history in Grand Rapids to come explore.  From the naturalist programs to historic site tours there is something for every member of the family.

Entertainment - Throughout the summer there are many forms of entertainment that are unique to the Grand Rapids area.  From the Mississippi Melodie Showboat to the many premiere annual events, like the Tall Timber Days & Wild Rice Days. Come enjoy a small town annual event or performance that provides entertainment for all ages.


Take time this summer to escape the every day to explore in Minnesota's nature.  Grand Rapids is a great place for a Minnesota family vacation.

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