Community Events This Weekend

This weekend, there are two great Twin Cities events occurring.  The Edina Arts Fair begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.  Grand Old Day, which takes place in St. Paul, will occur on Sunday.

Edina Art Fair

In Edina MN, the summer can’t officially start until the Edina Art Fair is held!  Now in its 42nd year, this event occurs this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Located at 50th and France, 70,000 visitors are expected to attend the second-largest art fair in the state.  This year’s Edina Art Fair will feature 400 artists from around the country.  There won’t just be a vast selection of fine paintings, watercolors, photographs, engravings, wood carvings, jewelry, and glasswork.  There will also be music, entertainment, games, and plenty of food!

The Edina Art Fair will run Friday May 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday May 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The full Art Fair Program is available as a PDF document here.

Grand Old Day

St. Paul's first rite of summer is also happening this weekend! That’s right!  The Grand Avenue Business Association has once again invited the public to attend the 35th annual Grand Old Day celebration this Sunday, June 1.  This is parade and event takes place along Saint Paul’s historic Grand Avenue.  Grand Old Day is the Midwest's largest one-day festival!  It includes a parade, sporting events, seven stages which feature live music, an art fair, a family fun zone, a teenage battle of the bands, and international performances.  Because this year is the 35th anniversary of the first Grand Old Day, the theme of the festival will celebrate its 1970s roots with a "Flashback to the '70s."  Organizers hope that festival-goers will don their bell-bottoms and platforms.  All of the street’s stores and restaurants will be open for food, drink, and shopping.

Free parking is located in the University of St. Thomas parking lot at Summit and Cretin.  Attendees of Grand Old Day are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike, or take public transportation.   Free shuttle rides are available to Grand Old Day guests along Summit Avenue between Cretin and Dale.

A full Grand Old Day event guide can be found here! Don’t miss it this year!  Grand Old Days promises a fun-filled day.

This weekend is certainly going to be full of festivities!  Let’s hope the weather warms up a little bit so they may be truly enjoyed!

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