Aug. 3 downtown events

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fifth Avenue Fest banner
Fifth Avenue Fest banner Poster for Pioneer Place on Fifth's  

Saturday, Aug. 3 will put an exclamation point on St. Cloud's summer.

"Fifth Avenue Fest" and "Takin' It to the Streets" are two community events with St. Cloud State connections and support.

Fifth Avenue Fest

From 1-4 p.m., Fifth Avenue Fest will celebrate the thoroughfare’s place in St. Cloud’s past, present and future. Activities include tours of historic buildings, homes and churches, as well as a Farmers’ Market and an exhibit about the Community Garden. The exhibit, which premieres during Fifth Avenue Fest, is in the St. Cloud State Welcome Center.

In addition, look for children’s activities at Barden Park and lots of food and fun along the way. The event is managed by the St. Cloud Historic and Neighborhood Preservation Association and St. Cloud State. View the news release (PDF).

Takin' It to the Streets

This 5-10 p.m. outdoor musical festival marks 100th anniversary of the Pioneer Place Building on Fifth Avenue. View the event website.

Pioneer Place on Fifth proprietors Mark Barth '84 and Dan Barth '89 are hosting four bands on the street and in the House of Pizza parking lot:

  • Anthony Shore's Tribute to the King
  • Collective Unconscious
  • Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks 
  • Fabulous Armadillos

Paul Diethelm '03, guitarist for the headlining Fabulous Armadillos, is one of several musicians with St. Cloud State connections. 

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