Find Waldo Local on (or near) Grand Ave!

Find Waldo LocalWhere's Waldo? On Grand Ave, of course! 

The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six different local businesses throughout our community this July. Pick up a “Find Waldo Local” passport at Red Balloon and collect signatures when you find the well-hidden Waldo at any of the participating businesses.  Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons, and more.

Find Waldo Local” is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.  

Join us for a Where’s Waldo Celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 -7:30 pm. Participants who collect 20 or more stamps or signatures can turn in their passports and enter our prize drawing.  Prizes include gift cards to local businesses and the Grand Prize: a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.

More About Where's Waldo and "Find Waldo Local"


Participating Busniesses:

A. Johnson & Sons Florist, 1738 Grand Ave

Frattallone's Ace Hardware, 650 Grand Ave & 1676 Grand Ave

BankCherokee, 985 Grand Ave

Bonfire, 850 Grand Ave

Bread & Chocolate, 867 Grand Ave

Coffee Bene, 53 Cleveland Ave S

Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave

Cow Bella Gelato, 1700 Grand Ave

Creative Kids Stuff, 1074 Grand Ave

Davanni's, 41 Cleveland Ave S (Cleveland & Grand)

Foxglove Market & Studio, 792 Grand Ave

Grand Performance Bicycle Shop, 1938 Grand Ave

Health Foundations Family Health and Birth Center, 968 Grand Ave

Irish on Grand, 1124 Grand Ave

Keys 4/4 Kids, 1326 Grand Ave

Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street

Oilerie, 1045 Grand Ave

Pizza Luce, 1183 Selby Ave

Salut, 917 Grand Ave

St. Paul Pet Supply, 1752 Grand Ave

Tavern on Grand, 656 Grand Ave

Treadle Yard Goods, 1338 Grand Ave

UPS Store, 1043 Grand Ave

Wet Paint, 1684 Grand Ave

Wuollet Bakery, 1080 Grand Ave


About Where's Waldo and "Find Waldo Local"

Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.

In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including Red Balloon Boookshop, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.  There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.