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Grand Old Day 2019

June 2
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free; $25 for the bar crawl (thelexmn.com); beer garden wristbands are $10 (grandave.com)
Art, Barhopping, Family Events, Festivals, Food and Drink, Music

Turns out Grand Old Day isn’t canceled after all. The popular St. Paul street festival nearly wasn’t this year, as the Grand Avenue Business Association voted to take a year off due to financial reasons. But it was back on after two St. Paulites, Andy Rodriguez and Ashley LeMay, decided to organize a pub crawl, called Grand Old Day Anyway, along with a successful GoFundMe campaign. Soon after, the association was able to leverage sponsorships and work with the city to bring back the full festival. Things kick off this Sunday with a parade along Grand Avenue, from Dale to Fairview, followed by music, beer gardens, a street fair, roving entertainment, food, children’s activities, and more. The entertainment area is between Dale and Lexington, and that bar crawl is still happening.