Grand Avenue Events

Grand Avenue is the host of five of the best Twin Cities community focused events; Grand Old Days, 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 these annual Grand Avenue events will have you coming back year after year!

Grand Old Days - Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2016

Grand Old Days, one of the largest festivals in the Midwest, marks the official start of summer in Minnesota. Held annually on the first Saturday/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 Days!

Paws On Grand - Sunday, August 7, 2016

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!

Grand Oktoberfest - Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celebrate the fall season with Grand Avenue’s Grand Oktoberfest with great music and food. More information will be coming soon, but make sure to join us for this fun fall event!

BooFest on Grand - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Celebrate the fall season with BooFest on Grand. Families can bring their kids out and trick or treat at businesses on Grand Avenue.

Grand Meander - Saturday, December 3, 2016

Grand Meander celebrates the holiday season with a full days 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 reindeer. 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, soup tastings, and the community tree lighting! Don’t miss out on the best of the Twin Cities holiday events, Grand Meander!