Thursday, June 4, 2015

Weekend Happenings: June 5-7, 2015

Grand Old Day

Grand Avenue, St. Paul
June 7, 2015
All Day, Parade starts at 9:30 AM
Cost:  Free to attend


Grand Old Day, Saint Paul's first rite of summer, is where to go when you’re looking for things to do in the Twin Cities. It’s the kick off to Minnesota festivals season, and is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest.

Enjoy the parade, food vendors, multiple music stages, a family fun district, and an over-21 entertainment district.

10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance

Excelsior Commons near Lake Minnetonka
Lake St. & Water St., Excelsior
June 7, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:  $20 in advance, $25 day of event, Kids 12 and under and active military Free


The third annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance will be a gathering of rare and impeccably preserved automobiles displayed along the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, Minn.

French for “Competition of Elegance,” the Concours d’Elegance will showcase automobiles selected from a field of applicants for their authenticity, beauty and style. From the pre-1924 Brass/Antique Era to pre-1974 Foreign Cars; Treasured Classics and Popular Collectables from the 20s, 30s and 40s, to American Production cars from the 50s, 60s and early 70s; more than 100 collectible autos will grace the Excelsior Commons.

In addition to viewing one-of-a-kind, rarely seen automobiles and meeting their owners, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy local cuisine and live musical entertainment.

The event will benefit the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Foundation and several Minnesota-based non-profit organizations.

Edina Art Fair

50th St. & France Ave., Edina
June 5-7, 2015
Fri. & Sat.:  10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sun.:   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost:  Free to attend

Kristi Abbott Pin Up
Source:  Explore Minnesota

The 2015 Edina Art Fair will boast 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada. An estimated 165,000 people will attend the three-day event which is nationally-recognized as the top art fair in Minnesota. It is the first official art fair of the year and the second largest in the state.

Booths upon booths of ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, wood carvings, mixed media, 2D pieces, fine art, wearables and sculptures will line the curbs of France Avenue and 50th Street and in the parking lot of Lunds.

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