Grand Old Day, Saint Paul's first rite of summer, is where to go when you’re looking for things to do in the Twin Cities. It’s the kick off to Minnesota festivals season, and is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest.
Mark your calendars for the first Sunday in June, because you don't want to miss out on Grand Old Day - one of the biggest and best Twin Cities events of the summer!
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Fun for Everyone!
Grand Old Day is one of the best Minnesota festivals for people of all ages and interests. The only requirement is that you like having fun!
Whether you're looking for the best summer parades in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota music festivals to jam out to, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old Minnesota family fun activities in the sun - St. Paul's Grand Old Day is the place to be!
The festival features 4 "districts," along Grand Avenue, stretching from Wheeler Avenue to Dale Street. With the Family Fun Activities District, the Home & Garden District (NEW in Protected content , the Sporting District, and the Entertainment District, it is one of the best Twin Cities events for people of all ages and tastes.
If you're looking for Minnesota Rollergirls activities and events in Minnesota - Grand Old Day even has a fun event put on by the Minnesota Rollergirls in the Sporting District! No matter if you have experienced the Minnesota Rollergirls before or not, you’re going to want to stop by and take in all the excitement.
Calling all Lovers of Summer Parades in Minnesota
Enjoy the Grand Old Day Parade, which starts at Dale Street, and marches (and rolls…and dances) down Grand Avenue - all the way to Fairview Avenue.
A Hotspot for Minnesota Music Festivals
Grand Old Day features multiple events for the lovers of live music venues in Minnesota - including a teen battle of the bands, talent shows, and more, with stages set up in various locations along The Avenue.
With so many stages, we is proud to be one of the best destinations for live music venues in Minnesota - you won't want to miss it!
Everybody loves fair food, and we have over Protected content vendors, featuring an incredible array of the most delectable delights, and some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer!
Looking for the Grand On the Go Race presented by The Sporting Life? It was moved to Sunday, April 21 as part of Grand Avenue Wellness Weekend, but was unfortunately cancelled due to weather and low registration. Find more great running events by The Sporting Life at Protected content .