Everyone and their grandmother (who also probably attended Grand Old Day when it kicked off 47 years ago in 1973). Grand Old Day is truly a family-friendly event for all ages. Your pups, however, may have a hard time with the large crowds. We encourage you to leave them at home for this one, but to come back in July for PAWs on Grand—an event specifically designed for the enjoyment of our four-legged friends.
The official kick-off to summer and the largest one-day festival in the upper Midwest. What is it that draws in such a crowd? Over 150 food vendors, a family fun area, art district, six unique festival gardens, a parade and much more.