Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Pie baking contest will feature $1,000 grand prize.
Fridley 49er Days will again feature carnival rides in 2013, according to an announcement posted Tuesday at the City of Fridley website. After a two-year absence, "a variety of rides for all ages" will be back at the city's signature summertime festival, the announcement said. Another new feature, a pie-baking contest, includes a $1,000 grand prize. Home turf for the 2013 festival will be Medtronic's Rice Creek campus on Old Central Avenue. For more details about plans for the event and to learn how you can become involved in preparations or sign up for activities and contests, visit the City of Fridley website. Related at Patch:
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.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Three local icons featured: Springbrook Nature Center, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts and the Northstar train.
Here is the new button design for the 2013 Fridley 49er Days festival, unveiled at about 8 a.m. Monday at the Fridley 49er Days Committee's Facebook page. In January, the committee dropped some hints on their Facebook page about this year's festival: It appears that there may be some changes coming this year. The parade will be June 27th -- a week later than normal, and once again the location will be different in 2013. We hope to bring in a carnival and again have Chris Brookes and his band perform. Details will be updated as they are finalized. We're working on the classics you've come to love, bringing back some past favorites, and adding some NEW events that is sure to create a HUGE buzz! How do you like the logo and what would you …