Grand Avenue Professional Review and Guide
"This walk follows the parade route of St. Paul’s famous annual warm-weather event, Grand Old Day. On the first Sunday of June, pedestrians along Grand Ave. can watch entire worlds unfold down Grand Ave.—high school rock bands and professional Irish bands, jugglers and acrobats, mini petting zoos, inflatable rubber castles, rock climbing walls; you name it, and it’s probably been at Grand Old Day at least once. The first Grand Old Day was held in 1973 in what was then considered to be a neighborhood suffering from urban blight; since then, the area has transformed itself into one of the most eclectic, upscale neighborhoods in St. Paul."