The timeline is tight, but certainly not impossible. We are looking to cover costs with sponsorships and this crowdfunding campaign.
A professional fireworks display would take place in Saint Paul on or around Thursday, July 4th, 2019.
$125,000? To summarize briefly, a professional fireworks display + insurance + security costs = expensive. We’re still working to find sponsors, but crowdsourcing helps too.
When do you need to have plans and funding finalized? Friday, June 21st is the drop dead date of whether or not we can make this happen.
Where will the fireworks be held? The intention would be to host a fireworks display in a prominent viewing location that can be seen from various parts of the city. A defined location in downtown Saint Paul is likely.
What date will the show take place? The display would take place on or around July 4th. We’re currently inventorying dates of shows and activities in other nearby cities.
What if you can’t pull the funds together in time? Hey, at least we tried. If we cannot secure the proper funding or an unexpected road block occurs we’ll refund Go Fund Me donations and start planning to make this happen in 2020.
How can I help? SHARE THIS! Network with friends about who may be able to step up and sponsor. Email email@example.com with ideas.
Is Grand Old Day Anyway a 501c3 Non-Profit? Not yet, but we’re working toward it.
Will Carol be there? We can neither confirm or deny Carol’s attendance
You may have heard about the cancelation and then un-cancelation of Grand Old Day. Myself and Ashley LeMay, co-founded a grassroots movement called Grand Old Day Anyway (GODA). We took action within hours of the initial cancelation press release. Nine days later, and with only 4 weeks of lead time remaining, Grand Old Day 2019 was officially back on. Our efforts led to the event being successfully revived with much needed community support, sponsorships and fundraising.
Traditions tie us all together. We couldn’t imagine summer in Saint Paul without Grand Old Day, and now, we are looking ahead in hopes that the city won’t have to go another year without public fireworks.