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As the winter months come to a close, and spring is just around the corner, the cold weather in North Dakota persists. There are many ways to prevail in the cold, such as sitting by a warm fire while sipping on tea, or grabbing a blanket and reading a book, or simply just staying inside. But if you’re not the type to stay indoors, no matter the weather, here are three different events that will help you stay warm while enjoying some fresh air. 


Fight the Frost 

Are you trying to fight the cold and the winter blues? Fight the Frost Indoor Inflatable Carnival returns for a second year in Bismarck, North Dakota. From Friday February 28th until March 1st, more than 25 inflatables, including 6 obstacle courses, bounce houses, castles and slides will take up the entire space of the Exhibit Hall at the Bismarck Event Center. Along with a designated kiddie land for children 5 years and under, there will be new activities such as Dodgeball, 9 Square, Mini Golf, and Blacklight! Day passes for inflatables ONLY wristbands are $8 for children 5 years and under; $14 for ages 6 and up. All access daily passes to Inflatables and Blacklight Games for children 5 years and under are $11; and ages 6 and up are $17. Along with all the inflatable-fun, there will also be additional games and great food available for an additional cost. Come Fight the Frost and bring your family and friends to beat the winter blues. 


Beer and Bacon Bash  

There's no better way to spend your afternoon than taking a leisurely stroll around town, with beer in hand while sampling a variety of dishes featuring everyone's favorite, bacon. On February 29th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm register at Captivate Portraits, located at Main Street Cavalier, to join the Beer and Bacon Bash. The cost of registration is $10, which will include a beer mug, map, punch cards for door prizes, and a poker run entry. Door prizes will be handed out only to those with completed cards and for the best poker hand. The attendee must be present to win and receive the prizes. This is a fun event that offers you fresh air, a great game of poker and best of all, beer and bacon!

Feast of Nations  

Feast of Nations is back for its' 58th year. This is an annual event that recognizes culture and diversity from all around the world and honors this in a big way. Don't miss the region's largest multicultural celebration! For one night only, on March 7th, make your way to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Walk the Red Carpet at 5 pm; the evening's programs begin at 6 pm. You'll savor a delectable 5-course meal representing the finest of international cuisine. You'll also be thoroughly entertained by 10 special and unique performances, including live music, from talented artists from many corners of the world. General admission is $35, students' admission is $25. Let's celebrate our differences!



If you would like to participate in both these events, staying in town is definitely something to consider. Astoria Hotels is perfectly situated in town, near popular attractions and entertainment venues. Our short-term and extended stay accommdations are spacious and superbly comfortable with wonderful in-room features such as 42-inch LCD TVs, cable TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, convenient kitchen appliances and much more. You'll also have impressive hotel amenities at your disposal including a fitness room, pool and jacuzzi. While you’re roaming around the hotel, make sure to stop by the Astoria Bar and Grill, and enjoy some real homestyle comfort food such as spicy cheese nuggets, or bacon cheese potato skins. Book your stay with us today!
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