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Sunday, September 17 from 12 noon to 4 pm 

Open Streets at Penn Fest Activities Map

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Click here to download activities map

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Open Streets at Penn Fest is returning for its sixth year. On Sunday, September 17 from 12 noon to 4 pm, Penn Avenue in Richfield from 62nd to 76th Streets will be filled with walkers, bicyclists, music, food, arts, crafts and more. We're now accepting registrations for vendors, community groups, food trucks and more. Open Streets at Penn Fest is your chance to promote your business, non-profit cause, or mission to thousands of people. Historically, the event draws 5,000 to 7,000 visitors.

 

Download event flyer here

The Spartan Zone

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The Spartan Zone is an all-new feature at Open Streets at Penn Fest dedicated to Richfield Schools. Look for the Spartan Zone between 73rd and 75th Streets on Penn Avenue. A $5 wristband allows kids to run and jump to their hearts delight in two inflatables, a bouncy house and an obstacle course. For older kids and adults, bubble soccer will be available on the soccer field next to Penn Avenue. 

 

Other Spartan Zone attractions include:

 

  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Game 
  • RHS Team Boosters: Football, Dance, Golf, Tennis and Nordic
  • Richfield CQC (learn about the upcoming referendum)
  • Opportunities to meet district and school leaders

 

Look for the balloon archway at the entryway to the Spartan Zone! 

Event highlights

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Lerum Auto Show
Always a popular attractiion, the Lerum Auto Show features a collection of classic rides from memory lane. Stop by to admire the cruisers, roadsters and street machines that once ruled the road. Located at 6420 Penn Avenue South. 

The Pet Zone Open Streets at Penn Fest

The Pet Zone is a community of pet-related businesses and groups clustered together within Open Streets at Penn Fest. It's your chance to meet and greet with others who love dogs, cats and other critters. 


New in 2017! Bubble Soccer

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Run! Bounce! Laugh! That's what you'll do when you play Bubble Soccer. Simply dress up in an inflatable bubble suit and bounce off other players as you chase the soccer ball. It's a laugh a minute! 

 

Check out this video to see Bubble Soccer in action! 

Dance on the Street

Open Streets at Penn Fest will feature an incredible array of dance, both participatory and spectator. So come ready to move your feet to a world of sounds.

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Learn the fancy steps of Argentine Tango with the Tango Society of Minnesota. Look for Tango between 71st and 72nd Streets. View this video to see the beauty of Tango.

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Zumba and more!

Get movin' to the high energy Zumba dance sessions offered by CM Fitness and Dance. Continuous dance sessions will happen throughout the day at 6722 Penn Avenue South. Just drop in and start dancing. 


 

Live demos

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Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do
Witness thrilling martial arts demos as the members of Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do perform precision skills on the street at 6610 Penn Avenue South.

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BMX Bike Demos
Sponsored by Penn Cycle, the annual BMX bikes demos will take to the air once again. Watch as the skilled cyclists lift off the ramp to amaze the cheering crowd.

Live Music

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Black Fish Movement will perform in the parking lot of Sandy's Tavern from 2 to 4 pm. The sounds of Blackfish Movement has been described as a collision of rock, funk and soul. This performance is sponsored by Sandy's Tavern. 

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Pocketful 'A' Change performs at Fireside Foundry from 11 am to 1 pm. The band describes itself as having a folk, acoustic and Americana sound. This performance is sponsored by Fireside Foundry.

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Ragtown performs at Fireside Foundry from 1 to 5 pm. Ragtown is a variety band that knows how to keep the party happening. This performance is sponsored by Fireside Foundry.

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Bring your Teddy Bears! The all-time favorite Teddy Bear Band will perform at the Lunds and Byerlys lot near the FREE root beer float stand. Performance time is 3 pm. 

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Enjoy the inspirational sounds of the Richfield Symphonic Band. Look for the band in the Fraser lot at 64th and Penn. Performance time is 3 pm.

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Jim Berner sings the music of legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other performers of the Big Band era. Jim also shares stories about the legendary singers. Look for Jim in the Roger Karjalahti State Farm Insurance lot at 6620 Penn between 12 noon and 2 pm.


Eats on the Avenue

Come hungry! Open Streets at Penn Fest will feature delicious food served by local Richfield restaurants, food trucks and other guest vendors. 

Local restaurants

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Fireside Foundry will serve its delicious menu of pizza, burgers and sandwiches, along with an outdoor beer garden and live music throughout the even

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Burgers and beer! A winning combination at Richfield's legendary Sandy's Tavern. Drop by for live music in the parking lot from 2 to 4 pm.

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A taste of the Mediterranean! Aida serves up a tantalizing menu of sandwiches, entrees and appetizers sure to please. 

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A neighborhood favorite, Cone Brothers serves ice cream, hot dogs and vintage sodas.

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Davanni's will be serving piping hot slices of pizza and craft beers outdoors in front of the restaurant.

Food Trucks and Guest Vendors

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New in 2017! The Craft Mobile Kitchen food truck will serve up burgers, chicken tenders, yuca fries and chicken wings. Plus, you can try a dish from Costa Rica called Chifrijo, which is a combination of beans, rice, meat and tomatoes. 

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How many creative ways are there to cook with Tater Tots? Just ask the Tot Boss food truck, always a favorite among festival goers.

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The Anchor Fish and Chips will be back serving up their crispy fish and chips as well as flavorful sausage and chips meals. 

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BBQ lovers alert! Z's Smokin Bonez is back and serving pulled pork, beef brisket, rib tips and mac and cheese!

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Just like you're at the ball park! The Taste of Target Field food truck offers hot dogs, bratwurst, cheese curds, fried pickle sandwiches and malt cups.

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A favorite at the Richfield Farmers Market, Tibetan Momos will be available at Penn Fest!

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Mik Mart Ice Cream truck will satisfy your sweet tooth with Blue Bunny ice cream treats.

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