Grand Old Day 2016 Parade

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Start time: 9:30a.m. (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Route: Dale to Fairview (East to West, along Grand Avenue)


More Information About the Grand Old Day Parade

Each year Grand Old Days draws in over 275,000 people from the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, regionally and from neighboring states. The event is held along Grand Avenue, Saint Paul’s premier shopping, dining, entertainment district.  The parade is the 2nd largest in the area with over 180,000 in attendance. The Parade will kick-off promptly at 9:30 am. The route begins at Dale and Grand then proceeds west along Grand to Fairview. Grand Avenue and all side streets are closed after 8:00 am.

The Grand Old Day parade is held each year to entertain both children and adults alike. The parade is a wonderful opportunity for your business or organization to show support for communities like Grand Avenue and meet your audience face-to-face. 

A panel of judges will be looking for the best parade unit to be awarded the Grand Old Day Parade Best in Show trophy. Judging criteria will include appearance (style and presentation), originality, participation and audience response.

This year's line up is: 

St. Paul Police Department
St. Paul Fire Department
Fire Fighters Local 
Parade Sponsor - White Bear Mitsubishi
Grand Avenue Grand Marshal - Bob Kowalski
Total Luxury Limo
Gary Huffman
Celebrity Grand Marshal - Fox 9
L.L. Bean
Ramsey Junior High Marching Band
Irish on Grand
Express Bike Shop
Pizza Luce
Grand Ole Creamery
Metro Transit 
Custom Contracting 
Northern Light Greyhounds
Neighbors for Murphy
SD64DFL/Dave Pinto
Health Foundations Birth Center
Spielmannszug Minnesota Inc.
Captain Ken's Food
St. Paul Public Schools - Family Engagement 
St. Paul Public Schools - Gymnastics
The Spectacle Shoppe
Grand Avenue Veterinary Center
Bank Cherokee
Funrise Toys/Gazillion Bubbles
St. Paul Bouncing Team
Funrise Toys/Tonka Truck
Beer Dabbler
St. Paul Public Library Bookmobile
Park Dental Grand Avenue 
St. Paul Pet Hospital 
Primrose School
Wow Bar
The Odd Couple 
Minnesota Renaissance Festival 
GO Media
A. Johnson and Sons
Boogie for Jesus
Twin Cities River Rats
Linwood-Monroe Arts & School Marching Band
Oxygen Service Company
CD4-RPM Republican Party
Summit Brewing
Winter Carnival Royal Family
Winter Carnival Senior Royalty
St. Paul Vulcans
Minnesota Roller Girls
Mama's Happy
Anchor Bank
Association of Nepalis in Minnesota
Optimist Club of St. Paul
Whole Foods
Saint Paul Saints
Uptown Plumbing Heating and Cooling 
University of Minnesota Centennial Show Boat
Red Balloon Bookshop
Phresh Spa Salon
St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club
Coldwell Banker
You Move Me
The Glow Lounge
Spara Realty 
Coulee Bank
Lakeville Pan-O-Prog
The Wedding Shoppe 
Badger Daylighting
Ballet Minnesota
European Wax Center
Jamba Juice
Cricket Wireless/UNL Drum and Dance
Bunker Beach 
Healing InSight Acupuncture
Tavern on Grand
Mystic Lake
Minnesota State Fair
Hallie Q Brown 
US Bank 
Kern Lawn Service
Fein Violins 
Minnesota Historical Society Fifes & Drums
Entira Family Clinics
Keys 4/4 Kids
Bartlett Tree Experts
Pure Barre
Girl Scouts
Commemorative Air Force - MN Wing
Minnesota Historical Society
Great Clips
East Wind Group
ArtCars and ArtBikes 

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