Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Water Festival: Heritage Village hosts the Dakota Science Center annual Water Festival each year during the first week of May. The purpose of the annual Water Festival is to help youth in the region understand the vital importance of water resources to our region’s future. 

Donations are needed to cover the cost of supplies. To Donate write a check to Heritage Village, PO Box 281, EGF, MN 56721.

The Dakota Science Center has been providing an annual water festival since 1996. Each year 4th graders attend the Water Festival and enjoy the hands-on activities. Topics include water chemistry, watersheds, water quality, ground water, physical properties, history, water ecosystems, water conservation and erosion. Students and teachers attended a 2 ½ hour morning or afternoon session.  Each session has four in-depth water presentations. 

Water Festival Presenters Throughout the Years

American Red Cross


Foster County Soil Conservation District

Grand Forks City

Grand Forks County Extension

Grand Forks Park District

Grand Forks Water Treatment

MinnAqua Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Northarvest Bean Growers Association

North Dakota Forestry Service

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

North Dakota Project Wet

North Dakota Department of Water Resources

North Dakota Tourism

ND Water Works Association

Northern Lights Model Railroad Association & Railroad Museum


Project Wet

Red River Recreation Area, DNR, East Grand Forks

Turtle River State Park Outdoor Learning Center

University of Minnesota, Crookston

University of North Dakota

US Army Corps of Engineers

USDA Soil Conservation Service

Wetlands Pines & Prairie Audubon Sanctuary

Water Festival Sponsors

Throughout the Years


Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services

Agriculture in the Classroom

Alerus Financial

American Crystal Sugar

Cargill West Fargo

Community Foundation of Grand Forks

East Grand Forks City Water and Light Department

East Grand Forks Public Schools


Emerado - Arvilla Lions Club

Floan & Sanders Engineering

GF County Water Resource District

Grand Forks Public Schools

Grand Forks Water Treatment

Greater Grand Forks Visitors' and Convention Bureau

Heritage Village

Hugo’s, East Grand Forks

North Dakota Dept of Water Resources

North Dakota Section of American Water Works Association

Porta Mix



Super One Foods

Thompson USA



Wal Mart / Sam’s Club

Water Works Association