Each year Minnesotans look forward to Saint Paul’s first rite of summer, Grand Old Days. Grand Old Days took place this past weekend, Saturday, June 4- Sunday, June 5. The free festival was located along Grand Avenue in St. Paul from Dale Avenue to Prior Avenue.
Saturday was solely about the businesses on Grand Avenue. All of the businesses featured sales and special promotions that went on throughout the day.
Sunday kicked off with the Grand Old Day Parade, which is the second largest parade in the area. A panel of judges was on the lookout for the best parade unit and awarded the Grand Old Day Parade Best in Show trophy to the lucky winner.
After the parade, Grand Avenue shut down and the streets came alive. There were food, artist, and merchandise vendors lining the streets; it was a very fun lively atmosphere. Live music also played throughout the day. This year, there were a record number of food vendors. A few of my personal favorites were Dougie Boy’s Kettle Corn and Curds and Cakes, they were both amazing.
Grand Old Days was a perfect way to spend an early summer weekend. Make sure you stop by next year!