• A Perfect Kickoff to Summer: Grand Old Days

     
    POSTED June 3, 2016
     

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! 

Aug. 8-10, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

If you've ever gone to a brewery and thought the only thing missing was a dog peanut butter eating contest, you'll be glad to hear Loews Minneapolis Hotel and Kieran's Irish Pub will be hosting the second annual Pints for Pups fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue. From 4-8 p.m.

 

Twin Cities NACE recreated two events from the 2018 NACE Experience conference in Palm Springs, California, for its recap event. Complete with tapestry tones, glitter tattoos and jalapeno margaritas, the night’s opening reception paid homage to the conference’s Coachella theme. The dinner portion riffed on the conference’s closing gala dinner art deco venue: the historic Riviera Palm Springs. Event Lab brought the event to life through décor and design. Menu items highlighted the era and served with a traditional cocktail—the sidecar