News Release

40th Lemonade Fair

Friday, June 7, 2013

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performs during the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair 2012.

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performs during the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair 2012.

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performs during the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair 2012. Atwood Mall is packed during the 2012 Lemonade Concert and Art Fair. Lemonade Concert and Art Fair 

The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair celebrates its 40th anniversary from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 27 at St. Cloud State University.

St. Cloud State's signature summer event will feature free performances by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the opening ceremony of Granite City Days, St. Cloud's annual community festival. The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair also will kick off the summer Celebrate! St. Cloud State weekend of events.

  • Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus (View the map)
  • Parking in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp is $1 per hour with an $8 per day maximum
  • A free shuttle will run between K and Q parking lots and the Miller Center
  • A new Park n’ Walk location (about a 4 block walk) at Coborn Plaza underground parking also will be available free of charge

On the grounds surrounding Atwood Memorial Center, more than 270 vendors are expected to offer stained glass, pottery, fiber crafts, glassware, photography, paintings, clothing, lawn ornaments, metal sculpture, lemonade, sweet corn, smoked turkey legs, kettle corn, artisan candy, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream, smoothies and more.

Mayor Dave Kleis will honor recipients of the Rock-On Awards during the 7 p.m. Granite City Days opening ceremony. The award recognizes St. Cloud individuals, organizations and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding civic participation, leadership or achievements. This year's recipients are The Mississippi Partners, Eunice Adjei-Bosompem and Mary Mathews. 

The 8 p.m. symphony orchestra program will include patriotic songs and popular pieces such as Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," the finale from Anton Dvoøák's "New World Symphony" and John Barry's "Dances with Wolves." Daniel O'Bryant, assistant professor and director of orchestras at St. Cloud State, will conduct.

The Little Lemons Art Park children’s area, will offer art projects, craft projects, performance art, and more. Staff from the Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center will coordinate the activities south of Stewart Hall from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Performing throughout the day will be a variety of individual and groups including:

  • Paul Imholte, multi-instrumentalist – roving the grounds, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wild Spirit Band with Douglas Wood, bluegrass – Atwood Mall Mainstage, noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Home Free, vocal band – Atwood Mall Mainstage 2:30 p.m –4 p.m.

Farmer's Market vendors will offer fresh produce, plants and more between the Miller Center and Administrative Services Building.

The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is managed by the Department of Campus Involvement, with sponsorship by Health Partners, an integrated health care system based in Bloomington, Minn.

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

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