Updated: 06/01/2014 4:20 PM
Created: 06/01/2014 8:49 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
Despite the rain, Grand Old Day went on as planned St. Paul on Sunday.
The Grand Old Day Parade kicked-off promptly at 9:30 a.m. The route began at Dale Street and Grand Avenue. The route went along west along Grand to Fairview. The parade is the second largest in the area with over 180,000 people in attendance.
Mayor Chris Coleman said he sees people there that he hasn't seen since high school. He also said he is excited for the first corn of the season.
"The best part is you walk it all off," Coleman said.
Grand Old Day is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, drawing over 250,000 people each year from the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, regionally and from neighboring states.