Grand Avenue Events
Grand Avenue is the host of many of the best community focused events in the Twin Cities; Grand Old Day, Paws on Grand, Grand Oktoberfest, BooFest on Grand and Grand Meander. Each with its own theme, these events bring in people from around the Midwest to celebrate pets, the fall season, the holiday season, and summer fun in the sun. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us for a good time. We know your annual Grand Avenue events will have you coming back year after year!
Grand Old Day, one of the largest festivals in the Midwest, marks the official start of summer in Minnesota. Held annually on the first Sunday in June, it is widely known as the favorite of all Twin Cities events. Experience live music, games, fair food, festival gardens (21+), the parade, family fun stages, the art fair and so much more when you join the crowds at the Midwest’s favorite festival, Grand Old Day!
Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on Grand! Paws on Grand is held annually on the first Sunday in August. Enjoy the Paws on Grand dog wash, rescue a pet, get a doggie photo taken, and even watch your pooch walk down the aisle and into wedded bliss!
Saint Paul's Grand Avenue welcomes pint-sized goblins to celebrate our free and family-friendly BooFest. Kids and their families can enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides and trick-or-treating (look for the pumpkin sign in participating businesses) on businesses on Grand.
Grand Meander celebrates the holiday season with a full day worth of festivities for young and old alike and has become known as one of the best Twin Cities holiday events. Grand Meander is held annually the first Saturday in December. In the morning have breakfast with Santa, take a ride on a fire truck, and visit with Santa’s holiday petting zoo. In the afternoon enjoy the young art fair and Art at Ramsey, both displaying art be the students in and around the Grand Avenue area. You can also take part in trolley rides and soup tastings, and many activities put on by our member businesses! Don’t miss out on the best of the Twin Cities holiday events, Grand Meander!