The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is one of St. Cloud State University’s best-known campus traditions and marks the opening of the St. Cloud’s Granite City Days community-wide event. The event returned to campus on June 23 for the 49th year of the family-friendly summer event.
This year’s event included over 150 vendors spread throughout campus, featuring art vendors, food stands, children’s activities, musical performances and a St. Cloud State booth. The fair welcomed back many long-time vendors as well as new vendors who have never been displayed at the event.
Among other features of the fair included a donor reception, the Great River Children’s Museum offering a variety of demonstrations and activities geared toward children, St. Cloud State’s Planetarium putting on shows throughout the day, and the Little Lemons Art Park offering children’s art projects, craft projects, performance art and more.
The Granite City Days Opening Ceremony rounded out the event on the Atwood Memorial Center Mall, featuring a performance from the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.
The Department of Campus Involvement manages the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair, with sponsorship from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, via the state Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. This year’s sponsors also included Leaf Filter Gutter Protection and Newport Healthcare.