Thanks to all who came out to enjoy
a perfect 2017 Grand Old Day
When: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: All Day
Where: Along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. from Dale to Wheeler.
Cost: Grand Old Day is FREE to attend. You will need to purchase a wristband to enter festival gardens.
Grand Old Day
Sunday, June 3, 2018 — Hello summer! This year Grand Old Day turns 45! Whether you're looking for the best summer parade in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota outdoor music festivals, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old family fun in the sun - Saint Paul's Grand Old Day is the place to go! The 2-1/2 Miles of Grand Avenue is divided into 4 unique “Districts” which will have something for all ages and interests.
Minnesota's First Parade of the Summer
The Grand Old Day Parade which starts at 9:30 am at Dale Street, and marches (and rolls…and dances) down Grand Avenue - all the way to Fairview Avenue! You'll see fire trucks, local celebrities, area "royalty", marching bands, gymnasts and dancers, and (of course) candy!
From Dale street to Victoria the Grand Old Day Entertainment district hosts all the music you can stand. Listening to live music at our six unique Festival Gardens is a great way to say hello to summer in the Twin Cities! Dozens of the Twin Cities’ favorite bands perform throughout the afternoon.
Guests of all ages take part in interactive games and fun from area sports teams and organizations. Shoot baskets, take a photo op with a team mascot or learn more about our local teams.
This is also the one-stop spot for personal wellness. Set your goals for the summer. Try new services; get a chair massage in the middle of Grand Avenue; participate in street yoga, talk to wellness professionals and more! The possibilities for your summer wellness plan are endless.
One of the most popular and lively areas of Grand Old Day, the Family Fun District hosts free activities including inflatable bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting, family-friendly performances and more!
Over 100 food vendors will host booths along Grand Avenue, featuring an incredible array of the most delectable delights, including the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer!
Take Metro Transit, bike, walk, drive, or take our shuttle buses along Summit Ave. More details on getting to Grand Old Day.