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The Ralph, Alerus Center headline entertainment venues in Grand Forks region

The northeast region of North Dakota is a hub of entertainment, annually drawing more than 1 million people to the region who come for concerts, sporting events, shopping, theater performances and more.

The region boasts two arenas and the state's premier conference center.

The Alerus Center features the largest exhibit hall between Minneapolis and Seattle. Attached to a four-star conference hotel and destination center, The Alerus Center is the state's most sought-after conference location. 

The Ralph Engelstad Arena is the envy of all hockey arenas. It seats more than 11,000 and features 48 luxury suites 

A vibrant downtown attracts exciting nightlife, annual festivals, and community gatherings that include art and wine walks, blues festivals, and a Farmer's Market.

Entertainment enthusiasts also benefit from proximity to the University of North Dakota, which annually hosts events including concerts, cultural festivals, theater productions, speakers series, art shows and more. One of two Division I schools in the state, the university offers exciting action for sports enthusiasts.


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