Since 1973, the Grand Avenue Business Association has been putting on Grand Old Day and it is truly a family-friendly event for all ages. Over 200,000 people, young and old, converge along Grand Avenue to celebrate the arrival of summer.
The only ones we'd advise you keep home for this one are your pups, as they may have a hard time with the large crowds - but bring them back to the Avenue in September 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. Grand Old Day hasn't been held for the last 3 years, so there's lots of anticipation for its return! What is it that draws in such a crowd? Over 150 food vendors, a family fun area, art district, festival gardens with live music, a parade and much more.