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Join the fun at Open Streets at Penn Fest

Sunday, September 18 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.



Scores of fun things to see and do on Penn Avenue in Richfield!

Fun and FREE Activities!

Live Music on the Avenue


Ragtown will perform at Fireside Foundry from 12 noon to 3 pm at the Fireside Craft Beer Garden. Ragtown performs a crowd pleasing, dance floor hopping, toe stomping fun every show. Yes, they have an Upright Bass. There's no such thing as a dance crowd that they can't handle. You want Rock, Country, Pop, Funk, Alternative, Blues, Folk, Soul, R&B or Bluegrass? You got it all!


Ha Family Entertainment will bring the Lion Dance to Open Streets at Penn Fest tomorrow. The Lion Dance is a traditional Chinese dance performed with colorful costumes and percussion instruments.


Teddy Bear Band

Grab your teddy bears and get ready to dance. Here's a show designed especailly for the young set. The Teddy Bear Band will perform at Fraser near Penn and 64th at 2:15 pm. Come dance to the music of the Teddy Bear Band and meet the Giant Panda! 


The Problematics 
A Penn Fest favorite - The Problematics will return for a live performance near O'Neil Dental at 70th and Penn at 2 pm. Well known to the Richfield community, this band plays a variety of original works as well as covers. Check out the group's Facebook page by clicking here


Jim Berner sings the songs of the 40s, 50s and 60s as he tells the stories of the lives of the great performers. Jim will perform at Roger Karjalahti's State Farm Insuance office at 2 pm.


Richfield Symphonic Band

Returning to Penn Fest, the Richfield Symphonic Band will perform at 12 noon at the Bridgewater Bank at 6613 Penn Avenue South. According to the band's website, "Our repertoire includes show tunes, patriotic tunes, concert band pieces, marches, circus music, and anything else that catches our collective ears."  



Richfield Police K-9 Demos


As part of the Pet Zone at Open Streets at Penn Fest, Richfield Police will hold two demos of their K-9 police officers. Come see these amazing dogs in action with their human police officers. You'llbe impressed at the discipline and precision they demonstrate. The demos wiill take place at 1 and 3 pm in the Pet Zone between 63rd and 64th on Penn Avenue.


HeathFair11 Mobile Screening Van


The HealthFair 11 "Q"mmunity Van will be located between 66th and 67th on Penn Avenue. The van is equipped to perform essential health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and BMI. For more info about services offered, click here.


Tae Kwon Do Demos


Check out the demos from Kor Am Tae Kwon Do at 1 and 2 pm, with periodic board breaking demos throughout the day.


Wood Lake Nature Center


Wood Lake Nature Center 

Come see live critters such as snakes and turtles and more.  Plus, check out the the nature center's exhibit of animal artifacts.


CM's Fitness Outdoor Dance Party


CM's Fitness will bring Zumba and other fun forms of dance outdoors for a dance party for Open Streets at Penn Fest. All the action happens just outside the studio at 6722 Penn Avenue South. 


Attractions coming to Open Streets at Penn Fest

Eats on the Avenue

Food Trucks and Guest Eateries


Taste of Target Field Food Truck

Enjoy the flavors of the ballpark right on Penn Avenue. Menu items include hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, philly cheesesteak, hot ham & cheese, fries, cheese curds and malt cups 


The Anchor Fish and Chips

Back for a third year, the Anchor Fish and Chips serves up crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside fillets of fish with piping hot chips. 


Tot Boss

 Always a Penn Fest favorite, the Tot Boss serves tasty eats all with one thing in common - tater tots!


Z's Smokin Bonez
NEW at Penn Fest in 2016! Z's Smokin Bonez takes the flavor of BBQ to a new level of taste sensation.  Menu items include rib tips, smoked meat sandwiches, loaded hot dogs.


Mik Mart Ice Cream

What's good eating without dessert! tempting ice cream novelties here! 

Local Restaurants

The Penn Central of Richfield area features numerous one-of-a-kind restaurants and local Twin Cities favorites. Come explore our local restautants.


Fireside Foundry features the classic Fireside Pizza, plus burgers, sandwiches, pasta and more. A full bar and craft beer selection make it a perfect place to dine,


Aida offers a culinary journey to the flavors of the Mediterranean. Check out the falafels, sandwiches, salads and more.


Rated one of the best burgers by City Pages and a loyal band of customers, Sandys serves up traditional and unique burgers like the Olive Burger.


A hometown Twins Cities tradition, Davanni's serves pizza, hoagies, pastas and a selection of craft beers.


When it's dessert time, step back into the classic 50s feel of Cone Brothers Ice Cream Shop.


Enjoy the chef-prepared Asian flavors of the Silver Spoon restaurant.


A day of exploration and adventure on Penn Avenue in Richfield

Fun Sights to See!

Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast at St. Richard's before Penn Fest!


Open Streets at Penn Fest and St. Richard's Church are teaming up! Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the church from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Then walk the avenue to see all the sights and sounds of Penn Fest from 12 noon to 4 pm.


The Pet Zone


The ever-popular Pet Zone returns! Check out dozens of rescue groups, pet businesses, animal advocates and more. Check out the Pet Zone events page.

Classic Car Show at Lerum's Auto


Back by popular demand, Lerum Auto will host it's popular classic car show filled with sweet rides of yesteryear.

BMX Bike Demos sponsored by Penn Cycle


Let your spirits soar as the BMX Bikers from Twin Cities Fantasy Factory defy gravity. Thanks to Penn Cycle for sponsoring this event!

Guest Appearance - Author Nancy Carlson


Children's book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson will be on hand at Posters on Board, 6237 Penn Avenue South, from 2 to 4 pm at Penn Fest.

Discover What's New with City Projects

On Street Demo of Upcoming 66th Street Reconstruction Project


Richfield Public Works will have information about the upcoming 66th Street Reconstruction Project including on-street demonstration of the improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities. There will also be information regarding the City Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and a chance to win a rain barrel!


Thanks to those who make Open Streets at Penn Fest possible

Open Streets at Penn Fest Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors


Thanks to Penn Cycle for sponsoring the always popular BMX bike demos at Penn Fest!


O'Neil Dental provides professional dental care at 70th and Penn in Richfield.


Fraser provides education and services to people living with autism and other special needs. Thanks to Fraser for sponsoring and hosting the Teddy Bear Band at Penn Fest.


Steve Schneeberger of Keller William Realty provides professional real estate services.


Bridgewater Bank offers locally based banking services.


Lunds & Byerlys - Richfield sponsors the FREE rootbeer float tent.

Silver Level Sponsors


Lerum Auto provides professional automotive services provided by experienced technicians.


Located at 6636 Penn Avenue South, Southtown Plumbing offers quality plumbing services.


Fairview Health Services offers exceptional health care services with experienced providers and the latest technologies.

Bronze Level Sponsors


Dan's Penn Auto Care provides professional automobile repair and service at 6724 Penn Avenue So.


Roger Karjalahti State Farm, 6620 Penn Avenue South, offers a a range of insurance products for home and business coverage.


Woof Central, 6315 Penn Avenue So., offers doggie daycare, boarding, groomign other service for canine clients.


Minnoco, 6744 Penn Avenue So., offers quality gasoline and ethanol blend fuels.


Johnston Vac & Sew, 6433 Penn Avenue So., offers sales, supplies and repair for vacuum cleaner and sewing achine needs.


Salon Junallo, 6800 Penn Avenue South, offers stylish hair, skin and nail cosmetology services for discriminating clients.

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