49er Days organizers are including a musical competition in this year's events. Prizes include $300 cash prize for the winner.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
See anyone you know in this video time capsule from 25 years ago?
Promise: You will enjoy this video of the 1988 Fridley 49ers Day Parade. It was posted on YouTube on Sunday by the newly created ETC12/33 - ACCW channel. The clip is nearly two hours long but there's at least a laugh a minute, thanks to the man with the mic having a good sense of humor. Watch it above or at YouTube.com. If you see someone or something you can identify or remember, please leave a comment below noting the point in the video. Related about 49er Days: Related vintage Fridley YouTubes:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
'This is really exciting to have Medtronic as one of our partners.'
Medtronic, Inc.—a Fortune 500 company, the world's largest medical technology company and Fridley's biggest business—is becoming a partner in Fridley's biggest community festival, 49er Days. That's according to an announcement on the festival's Facebook page Tuesday afternoon: Are you ready for the location of 2013 Fridley 49er Days?! It will be held at the Medtronic Rice Creek campus (700 Central Ave NE)!!! This is really exciting to have Medtronic as one of our partners. What do you think? By the way, the street address in that posting contains a typo: It's 7000 Old Central Ave. NE in Fridley. (Someone was a little excited!) In 2012, festival organizers announced a move from Commons Park to Moon Plaza—in part for the greater visibility …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
'A Community Tradition' is the taglline.
From the Fridley 49er Days Facebook page: Ta-Da! This is our new logo!!! We will be using this for years to come as our brand for all things 49er Days! What do you think? The logo design is different from the 2013 49er Days button design made public a few days ago. What do you think of these designs? And what are you looking forward to or hoping for at Fridley 49er Days next summer? Leave a comment below.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Watch pro wrestling from the 1993 Fridley 49er Days festival.
Newly uploaded to YouTube are several videos showing NCWA pro wrestling matches from the 1993 Fridley 49er Days festival. See more at TJsWrestlingChannel. Do you remember 49er Days that year—or another crazy year? Leave a comment below. Or if you have old photos or videos, upload them to this post.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Click for a parade map, festival schedule and more from Fridley Patch.
Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on 61st Avenue NE. Fun run is at 6:20 p.m.
It's one of the biggest days of the year in Fridley—and it's here, rain or shine (looks like shine!). The Fridley 49er Days 2012 Parade (see flier) starts Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., following a clockwise route from Fridley High School: The 49er Days Fun Run follows the same route (about two miles long) and starts just before the parade, at 6:20 p.m. You can register for it at St. Philip's Church starting at 5:15 p.m. Line-up time for participants in the parade is set for 5 p.m. Parking is limited. Overflow parking is at Fridley Community Center. More: See you at the parade! Get your free Fridley Patch newsletter. Upload your photos and videos to Fridley Patch. Start your own blog at Fridley Patch. Send a news tip to Fridley Patch. …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A member of the 49er Days Committee responds to complaints about no rides or fireworks this year.
What will and won't be at Fridley's 49er Days festival is a topic of conversation as the event nears. 49er Days Committee member Sue Johnson responded to some of the concerns. Fridley Patch: What are you hearing from people about features from past 49er Days that aren't part of the festival this year? Sue Johnson: As our event grows closer we find that we have been hearing from people expressing their disappointment, and even being upset about this year’s festival because there will be no rides nor will there be fireworks. That is unfortunate. Many people (residents) donate a number of hours to put this festival on for their neighbors and friends in Fridley—nobody is paid for their time. Fridley Patch: What are the reasons for not having …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday's schedule includes a demonstration of the fitness craze at 4 p.m.
You can try out zumba dancing at Fridley's 49er Days festival. A zumba demo is on the festival schedule for Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Moon Plaza event site. The zumba fitness craze was the subject of a post in the first month after Fridley Patch launched in December 2010. Zumba instructor Darcy Fox told Patch reporter Katie Hogan that the greatest part about Zumba is that "there aren’t any rules—no one has to be perfect about the dancing." Zumba is not geared towards any one age group or type of person; Fox said she has taught a child of 5 and a woman aged 84. So that means anyone at 49er Days can give zumba a try! Fox, who teaches zumba at Fridley Community Center, will be the leader of the demonstration Saturday.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Day 2 of fest features Police-Fire softball classic, Taste of the Fridley Area and the Chris Brooks Band.
It's Friday—that means the second day of the 2012 Fridley 49er Days festival is one week away. Here is the very latest lineup of activities for next Friday, June 22, 2012: During the day, senior citizens' activities at Fridley Community Center. Evening festivities begin at 5 p.m. and will include: See the video for a preview of the Chris Brooks Band, and flip through the photos for a look at the second night of last year's 49er Days fest.