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St. Paul residents rally behind 'Grand Old Day Anyway'

Canceled? They'll see about that.
Credit: Facebook

ST PAUL, Minn. — A movement has started on social media in St. Paul that reflects the strong sense of community the city's residents have. 

People have begun to band together since the cancellation of beloved annual event Grand Old Day. 

RELATED: Grand Old Day canceled for 2019

The one-day festival brings food, music and vendors to a one-and-a-half-mile stretch of Grand Avenue between Dale and Fairview.

Despite assurances that the event would be back in 2020, a Facebook page called Grand Old Day Anyway 2019 has surfaced. 

Grand Old Day Anyway 2019 is a bar crawl presented by none other than the business owners and operators that make Grand Avenue in St. Paul grand. 

The event is scheduled for June 2 at 10 a.m.

According to the website for The Lexington, a popular spot on Grand Avenue, participating businesses include Red Rabbit, Iron Ranger, The Lexington, Tavern on Grand, Summit Beer and more!

Tickets for Grand Old Day Anyway 2019 cost $25 and will get you a T-shirt, your first Summit beer and a map of participating locations. 

The T-shirt is a ticket for unlimited $4 Summit tap beers at any participating business, according to The Lexington's website. 

Click here to purchase tickets. 

On the Facebook page for the new event, a GoFundMe account has been shared with the goal of $250,000. The GoFundMe page asks St. Paul residents to donate to "consider donating a dollar for every year you’ve attended to honor 45 years of community spirit. "

The money raised will go toward "festival necessities." So far, almost $3,000 has been raised. The GoFundMe page says that donations need to be made before May 5. 

Click here to visit the GoFundMe page for Grand Old Day Anyway, and click here for the event's Facebook page.