We have a new venue! The 2015 festival will be held at Commons Park located at 6249 - 7th Street NE. We will start off with the parade on Thursday, June 25th and will continue Friday and Saturday June 26-27. We will have activities for all ages spread throughout the park. There will be FIVE BANDS with a variety of music for all tastes including Johnah and the Whales, Chris Brooks, Union Junction, Wild Honey, and Harrison St.
Other new bits and pieces regarding the festival include a Grade “A” carnival with a variety of rides for all ages! The carnival will also provide a number of their own food vendors which will replace the Taste of Fridley that was held the past two years.
This year, there will also once again be a Pie Baking Contest Anyone age 18 and older may enter. The contest will be held during the festival on Saturday and entries will be judged by Bakers Square. Participants may register through the Parks & Recreation on-line registration web-site by going to The activity number to use to sign up is 349490-1.
The Fridley Lions Club parade kicks off the festival on Thursday, June 25th. It will start at 6:30 p.m. following the same route as in past years: west on 61st Ave. from the Middle school, north on 7th St.; east on Mississippi; and south on Able back to the Middle School. The Rotary Fun Run precedes the parade, and will start from St. Philips Church. For information on the Fun Run contact Bob Olsen at 763-586-3603.
The Fridley Senior Program is hosting card tournaments on Friday, June 26th (500 & Cribbage). Interested participants should call 763-502-5150.
Saturday is also Kids Day which offers a variety of activities for kids including face painting, magician, crafts, etc. Kids Day runs from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Other activities prior to the street dance include the Fridley Idol Contest, BINGO, Pe Baking Contest, Football Clinic, and more! At 6:00 p.m. the Fridley Ambassador program will be held at the Fridley High School to determine the new ambassadors who will represent Fridley the upcoming year. Those interested in becoming a Fridley Ambassador can obtain an application and submit it by May 20th.
MORE TO COME!
See the schedule at a glance.