july, 2017

15jul8:00 am7:00 pm34th Annual Rondo Days Celebration


Event Details

Rondo Days is the annual MULTI-DAY celebration, hosted by Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI) – with the FESTIVAL always held on the 3rd Saturday in July in Saint Paul, Minnesota – that commemorates the legacy of the Rondo neighborhood

WE’RE TAKING IT BACK TO BRING IT FORWARD!!! This year the Rondo Days Festival will be expanded into MLK Park (adjacent to the Rondo Education Center Park) that will feature a Senior/Adult desired music stage plus other activities.

Interested in being a VENDOR, PARADE PARTICIPANT, SPONSOR or PERFORMER, please visit www.RondoAvenueInc.org/Rondo-Days-2017 to download an application and/or registration form.

The festival has grown since its inception in 1983 to become the largest African American sponsored festival in Minnesota. The Rondo Days Celebration features one segment of the 9 Nights of Music, a collaborative effort with the Minnesota History Center to kickoff the week, the Rondo Senior Dinner, the Frank Adams SK Walk & Run, the Rondo Days Grande Parade and the Rondo Days Festival. The Rondo Days Grande Parade and Festival features live entertainment, food, service and merchandise vendors plus many other activities that keeps a multi­cultural audience entertained throughout the day.

RAI, a 501 ( c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving the core values of the former predominately African-American Rondo community and accurately interpreting the contributions of those residents to the City of St. Paul. The Rondo Community was a thriving community that helped to establish Minnesota’s African American institutions, community values, and educational aspirations. Descendant luminaries from the Rondo community, pre 1-94 era, such as: Marvin Roger Anderson and Floyd G. Smaller, Co-Founders of Rondo Avenue, Inc. and the Rondo Days Festival; Lisa Lissamore, Deputy Director, Minnesota Athletic Association; Dave Winfield, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame; Debra Montgomery, Retired St. Paul Police and St. Paul City Council Member are just a few of the constituents of the Rondo neighborhood that have contributed significantly and paved successful paths for many that can attribute their life’s progressions to these pillars of the Rondo neighborhood. This community was displaced by the construction of lnterstate 1-94 in the late 1950’s to mid 1960’s.



(Saturday) 8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Rondo Education Center Park

560 Concordia Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103