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Poncho party: Grand Old Day marches on despite rain

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Although the morning started with thunderstorms and pouring rain, which canceled the Minneapolis Marathon, Minnesotans weren't going to let it dampen their Grand Old Day.

The annual St. Paul festival is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, drawing over 250,000 people to a 20-block span of Grand Avenue each year. Grand Old Day offers outdoor music, sports, 150-plus food vendors, craft beer tents, a parade and new this year – an Irish fair.

Luckily, it didn't rain on the parade. The skies cleared up just in time for the season's first parade, which kicked off at 9:30 a.m. on Dale Street and Grand Avenue.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was on Grand Avenue early Sunday morning for the festivities.

KSTP notes the Grand Old Day Parade is the second largest in the area – with typically over 180,000 people in attendance.

Grand Old Day goes until 6 p.m. Sunday and is free to attend.

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