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Lemonade Concert and Fair

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jazz.Combo performs again in 2014.

Jazz.Combo performs again in 2014.

Jazz.Combo performs again in 2014. Freshly squeezed lemonade is a staple of the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair. Attendees browse the vendor booths in 2013. 

St. Cloud celebrates the 41st annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. June 26 at St. Cloud State University.

St. Cloud State’s key summer event, which kicks off the city’s Granite City Days weekend of events, brings more than 12,000 attendants from throughout Central Minnesota to browse, shop and interact with others in the community.

On the campus walking paths neighboring the Atwood Memorial Center and Centennial Hall, more than 200 vendors will set up in booths to display their arts and crafts including pottery, photography, stained glass, clothing, woodwork and various sculptures. Food vendors will provide fresh squeezed lemonade, reuben sandwiches, cheese curds, sweet corn and more.

The Little Lemons Art Park will engage children with pottery wheels, art projects and other hands-on activities. Staff from the Paramount Visual Arts Center lead the fun on the south end of Stewart Hall from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Farmer’s Market vendors will set up on the southeast end of the Miller Center offering fresh local produce, hand-made artisan fudge and prepackaged gourmet cooking spices.

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Brian DeMaris, will perform at the Atwood Mall Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Compositions include “Star Wars Suite” and “Liberty Bell March” among others.

Other musical entertainment throughout the day includes:

  • Paul Imholte, acoustical string musician – roving the grounds, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • SitarTabla TwinCities, Hindustani (North Indian) classical music – World Commons Stage, 1:30– 2:45 p.m.
  • Jazz.Combo, jazz music – World Commons Stage, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis ‘89 will present the awards for the Rock-On Awards during the Granite City Opening Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The awards honor St. Cloud citizens, businesses and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding civic participation, leadership or achievements.

A free shuttle service will be provided throughout the event from K and Q parking lots on the south end of campus. Other free public parking available in most campus lots. Parking in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp is available for an hourly fee or a daily rate of $12. 

The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine with options to move indoors for certain events. The event is managed by St. Cloud State’s Department of Campus Involvement.

St. Cloud State is a tobacco-free campus. For more information on the university’s tobacco-free policy, visit www.stcloudstate.edu/tobaccofree.

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