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Open Streets at Penn Fest


Penn Avenue closed to cars and open for walking, biking, dancing, music and more on Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm 


Watch for Open Streets at Penn Fest returning Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicles from 62nd to 76th Street. Vehicular traffic will be replaced by foot traffic, bicycles, skateboarders, dancers and more.Plus, there will be food music and games galore!
Open Streets at Penn Fest is also your chance to participate. We're looking for community groups, buisnesses, food vendors/food trucks, and home-based businesses/crafters to join the celebration as participants. Our last two Open Streets at Penn Fest have drawn an estimate 7,000 people each year, so it's a great opportunity to meet new people. Check out these participation opportunities:

See martial arts in action!
Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do to offer on-the-street demos 

Kor Am Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Richfield

See incredible martial arts demos performed by students and instructors of Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do, 6610 Penn Avenue South, Richfield. The demos will be happening on the street at 12:30 and 1:30 pm in front of the Tae Kwon Do school on Penn Avenue. 


Kor-Am offers traditional Korean martial arts traning for men, women, teenagers and children. Any age is a great time to learn the discipline and skills of Tae Kwon Do. Many families actually enroll so they can learn together. 


For more information about the school, click here.


Make Penn Fest a culinary adventure!

Local restaurants ready to welcome Penn Fest visitors 


Aida Penn and 66th

As you walk the avenue during Open Streets at Penn Fest, explore the many choices for dining close to home. Our local restaurants will be welcoming guests to Penn Fest by serving up their delicious menus. We'll be letting you know what each restaurant has planned in the coming weeks. So stay tuned for more info!


Action on the Avenue!

BMX Bikers Back at Penn Fest 

BMX Bike Exhibition at Penn Fest

The popular BMX bike demos are returning to Open Streets at Penn Fest. This exhibition of spectacular biking exercises has been one of our most popular attractions - always building large crowds. The demos are once again sponsored by our friends at Penn Cycle. Look for the BMX bike ramp in front of the Penn Cycle store on Penn Avenue.


Come and get it!
Dwayne's Roasted Corn coming back by popular demand


Roasted Corn at Penn Fest

In the food spotlight, Dwayne's Roasted Corn is coming back to Open Streets at Penn Fest by popular demand. Come enjoy this taste sensation as you explore the Penn Central of Richfield neighborhood.


Call all non-profits
Penn Fest gives you a chance to meet the public 

Honoring All Veterans

Calling all non-profits, good causes and community groups. Open Streets at Penn Fest is your chance to mix and meet with the public. With over 7,000 people in attendance for each of the last two years, it's a great place to rally your cause. Best of all, for non-profit and community groups, registration is free! Download the Community Group/Non-Profit form and regsiter today!


Register to participate
Open Streets at Penn Fest offers a range of options for community groups, crafters, businesses and food vendors to get involved. 
Click on the link below that best describes your organization to download a registration form 

Business Registration Form

Food Vendor Registration Form

Crafter/Flea Market Registration Form

Community Group Registration Form

Note to Penn Avenue Businesses

The registration forms for food vendors and businesses on this page are for businesses not already operating in the Penn Avenue area. Businesses with a permanent address on Penn Avenue do not have to pay a registration fee. However, two things are important: 1) A voluntary sponsorship donation would help ensure the success of Open Streets at Penn Fest. 2) Please let us know what you're planning to do at the event so that we can promote your activity to the public. Please send details and a digital promotional photo to penncentralofrichfield@gmail.com. 


Come enjoy the harvest
Richfield Farmers Market vendors coming back! 

Richfield Farmers Market

Come enjoy the bounty of the harvest as Richfield Farmers Market vendors return to Open Streets at Penn Fest. It's your chance to pick up freshly picked, locally grown produce while enjoying a stroll in the neighborhood. 

Get more info about the Richfield Farmers Market by clicking here


Let's show community spirit!

Richfield Cheer Team coming to Penn Fest 

Richfield Cheer Leaders
Richfield Cheer 2

The Richfield Cheer Team will be at Open Streets at Penn Fest! We'll look forward to the team building community spirit during our event. To raise money for the program, Exclusive Spartan T-shirts and Mini Pompoms will be offered for sale. But don't delay, only 80 T-shirts are available. So it's a first come first serve opportunity.


A benefit for Richfield Elementary Schools

Register for the Richfield Back to School 5K 

Richfield Schools 5K Benefit

Open Streets at Penn Fest welcomes the return of the Richfield Back to School 5K, a benefit to help support the great work of Richfield's elemenary schools. The 5K run helps kick off all the fun of Open Streets at Penn Fest. It starts at Donaldson Park and goes out onto Penn Avenue. It's a great way to get energized for all the fun you'll find on the street during Penn Fest.


For more information, visit the Richfield Back to School 5K website by clicking here


11th Annual Lerum Auto Show
A classic attraction at Open Streets at Penn Fest 

Lerum Auto Show

Ordinary modern day cars are banned from the roadway during Open Streets at Penn Fest. But for the classics, we make an exception. We're pleased to announce that the Lerum Auto Show will return to Open Streets at Penn Fest. Come check out these beauties that will take you back in time. And if you have a classic car that you'd like to show, click here to register with Lerum Auto.



Thank you sponsors

Penn Central of Richfield would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Open Streets at Penn Fest. Please thank them for their generosity in making our community-building event a success!

Gold Level Sponsors

O'Neil Dental Center

O'Neil Dental, 6945 Penn Avenue South, provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family. www.oneildental.com



First National Bank of the Lakes, 6613 Penn Avenue South, offers full-line banking services for both personal and commercial accounts. www.fnblonline.com


Silver Level Sponsors


Lerum Auto, 6420 Penn Avenue South, provides complete automotive services. www.lerumauto.com



Assistance League, 6416 Penn Avenue South, is a thrift shop that carries gently used, upscale clothing, jewelry, housewares and more. www.althriftshop.org


Copper Level Sponsors


Aida Restaurant, 2208 West 66th Street (Penn & 66th), serves delicious Mediterranean-Egyptian inspired cuisine. www.aidamn.com



Penn Auto Care, 6724 Penn Avenue South, provides complete auto care services. Phone 612-798-3514


Bronze Level Sponsor


Organic Lawns by Lunseth provides nature-friendly commercial and residential lawn care services. www.organiclawnsbylunseth.com


Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

Help support our growing community-building event by becoming a sponsor. Plus, enjoy the recognition that comes from supporting Open Streets at Penn Fest. Download our sponsorship form below:

Click here for Penn Fest Sponsor Form

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