Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fridley's summer festival costs nearly $20,000 to put on.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The 49er Days Festival Committee is asking businesses to help pay for the summetime community event by sponsoring an activity or making a donation. The free, three-day festival needs sponsorships in order to cover expenses of nearly $20,000, as described in the committee's letter to local businesses (see PDF): The cost of bands for the free street dances during the festival is typically around $6,000, and fireworks are also around $6,000. Other expenses include $3,000 for insurance, $1,500 for rental of facilities, and about $3,000 for miscellaneous expenses. Donations help "promote community spirit and old-fashioned family fun," the letter goes on to say. In 2012, the 49er Days festival will move to Moon Plaza, a higher-visibility …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The classic strip mall will host Fridley's annual summer celebration.
Fridley's summer 49er Days festival will move to a more visible location in 2012: the Moon Plaza commercial mall. The dates of the event are June 21–23, 2012. Activities that have been nestled almost out of view at Commons Park will take place within sight of thousands of people who drive past on University Avenue NE, according to Sue Johnson of the Fridley Parks and Recreation Department (who designed the moon-themed button above). Many details about the festival at its new location haven't been decided yet, Johnson said, but some may be ironed out at the 49er Days Committee meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Fridley Community Center.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The weekend event was part of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Cable, WI.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Fridley residents Eric Storhoff and Edward Dittberner were among the finishers at the Chequamegon 40 mountain-bike race in Wisconsin over the weekend. Storhoff, 38, completed the route from Hayward, WI, to Cable, WI, with at time of 3:08:49.0. Dittberner, 32, finished with a time of 3:34:08.2. The 40-mile race is part of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Cable. A total of 1,889 competitors finished the Chequamegon 40, according to race results.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Fest held parallel to Fridley's '49er Days.
NOTE: This archived article is from 2011. For 2012 information about the 2012 Columbia Heights Jamboree, please see this City of Columbia Heights web page. Stretching over the same days as Fridley's '49er Days festival and just to the south is Columbia Heights' Jamboree, June 23-26, with some pre-Jamboree events set for Wednesday, June 22. A highlight is the parade on Friday, 6-8 p.m. See the schedule above and links at right for more details.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday night, rain or shine—SHINE, please.
Fridley's '49er Days festival kicks off Thursday with a Run For Fun at 6:20 p.m. and the 49er Days Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if the rain hangs on into the evening. (But it won't, right?) Here is the parade route:
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Here's the full schedule, from parade to fireworks.
Fridley's summer community festival, '49er Days, is almost here. Buy a '49er Days button at City Hall, the Fridley Municipal Liquor Stores (Hwy. 65 or Cub Foods locations), Fridley Community Center, or Cub Foods. Here's the schedule:
Friday, June 3, 2011
A half-dozen local restaurants will have booths.
At least five and possibly six local restaurants will serve food at 49er Days this summer. Taste of the Fridley Area is a new feature, replacing the traditional festival-food vendors of past years. The local restaurants are opting to serve out of booths or tents, not food trucks, according to Sue Johnson at the city's Park and Recreation Department. Here are the participating businesses and what they'll be serving: Johnson said all but Jimmy John's are confirmed. Taste of the Fridley Area will be open Friday, June 24, 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, June 25, 1-11 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to community theater, treasures, rockets and bulls.
Today’s date should be telling us that spring has arrived, but it most certainly hasn't. At least Mother Nature can’t take away the weekend. Fridley Patch is here to help embrace all the festivities the community has to offer. Wizard of Oz When: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Where: Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park Why Go: Never pass up on an opportunity to fraternize with munchkins. Price: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 students; call (763) 795-5929 for tickets Beauty & the Beast When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Columbia Heights High School, 1400 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights Why Go: This classic fairy tale will leave you yearning for dishes that …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The new feature of the annual festival would highlight food from local businesses.
The huge Taste of Minnesota festival may have bitten the dust, but Taste of the Fridley Area could come to 49er Days this summer. The City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department is gauging the interest of local restaurateurs in participating. Six businesses would be enough to start Taste of the Fridley Area, said Parks and Recreation Director Jack Kirk, and three have already said they are interested. That leaves room for at least two or three more to launch the new attraction. "We've had food at 49er Days," Kirk said, "but we wanted to get more local businesses involved." It's a chance, he said, for Fridley-area restaurants to "showcase their specialties." Food vendors wouldn't necessarily need a truck to serve, Kirk said, but they …