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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

CLICK HERE to see more activities and attractions coming to Open Streets at Penn Fest! 


Eats on the Avenue

Come hungry to Open Streets at Penn Fest! Food trucks and local restaurants will serve up their specialties.

Cone Brothers Ice Cream - Local Restaurant


Cone Brothers Ice Cream Parlor serves gourmet ice cream in a nostalgic '50s setting. Penn Fest specials include $2 smoothies (reg. $.35) and candy is half off.


Tot Boss - Food Truck


The Tot Boss food truck serves up hunble Ore-Ida tater tots in a variety of indulgent configurations (bacon wrapped tots, tater tot nachos, poutine tots, tater tot hot dish and more). www.totboss.com


Anchor Fish and Chips - Food Truck


Enjoy delicious Alaskan cod and hand-cut fries from the Anchor Fish and Chips food truck. www.theanchorfishandchips.com


Tibetan Momo Dumplings - Guest Food Vendor


Momos are steamed dumplings filled with meat, cheeses or vegetables. They are a delicacy enjoyed by Tibetan people during special occasions.


Emconada - Food Truck



Enjoy a taste from Chile! Emconada Food Truck serves a traditional Chilean empanada recipe with a twist to satisfy everyone. You can order a sandwich, burrito, salad or come. Check out their Facebook page by clicking here.


Aida Mediterranean Restaurant - Local Restaurant

Aida Penn and 66th

Enjoy delicious kabobs served on the patio. Plus, take advantage of Penn Fest specials: $2.99 Gyro sandwiches (reg. $6.95), $2.99 kids meals with no age limit (reg. $5.95), $.99 fountain drinks and fresh mango sweet tea (reg. $1.89). A Henna artist will be doing creative designs for a small fee. www.aidamn.com


Fireside Pizza - Local Restaurant

Fireside Pizza

Fireside Pizza, 6737 Penn Avenue South, will serve up pizza and beer. Join the festivities as Fireside will be a center of fun with a face painter, a balloon magician and live music. Plus, Fireside is holding a bicycle giveaway.


Check Fireside's website by clicking here


Fro Yo Soul - Food Truck


Fro Yo Soul serves premium organic frozen yogurt in up to six flavors. 


Davanni's Pizza - Local Restaurant

Davannis Pizza Man

Davanni's Pizza, 6345 Penn Avenue, will serve hot piping hot pizza outdoors. You can also spin the wheel of chance for prizes.


Check out the davanni's website by clicking here


Kona Shaved Ice - Food Truck


Kona Shaved Ice serves refreshing treats in tropical flavors. www.kona-ice.com


Hope's Silver Spoon - Local Restaurant


Hope's Silver Spoon will serve Egg Rolls and Cream Cheese Wontons to Penn Fest guests.


Dwayne's Roasted Corn - Guest Food Vendor

Roasted Corn at Penn Fest

Delicious roasted corm on the cob dripping in butter! Need we say more!


Sandy's Tavern - Local Restaurant


Sandy's Tavern is a great place to stop into for a burger and a beer. www.sandystavern.com


Explore your creative side
Richfield Arts Commission brings hands-on creative projects 


Look for the Richfield Arts Commission at the corner of Penn and 65th, where you will find FREE hands-on art activities for the whole family.Try your hand at the "Picture This" drawing project and Spin Art. Also, check out the "Free Little Library" painted by Grey Duck Tattoo that will be up for a silent auction. You can even go home with some personal art work thanks to ace face painter Karl Taylor. Come explore your creative side!

For more info about the Richfield Arts Commission, click here.


Family-Friendly Fun!

O'Neil Dental Center Activities


O'Neil Dental Center, 6945 Penn Avenue So., is planning a day of family fun at Penn Fest. Check out this schedule:

Giant Moon Walk Bounce House -
12 noon - 4 pm| Big Fun for the Kids!
Ask the Experts Dental Q&A Education Tent -
12 noon - 4 pm | Dr. Jeff O'Neil & Dr. Bill Schwartz
Dunk the Dentist Tank -
1 - 2 pm & 3-4 pm | Take your shot at dunking Dr. Schwartz
"Chase and the Pacers" Live Music -
12 noon | Rock, Pop and Folk Mix
"The Percolators" Live Music
2 pm | Rock, Country, R&B, Ballad Mix
Oral B Electric Tooth Brush Giveaway
Entries accepted 12 noon - 3:45 pm | Drawing at 4 pm


Chase and the Pacers and the Percolators are sponsored by O'Neil Dental


All of these activites will take place at 6945 Penn Avenue South.


BMX Bike Demo goes sky high! 

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.


Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do demos in the street 

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.


Join the fun of a Bike Rodeo


Instill the love of biking at a young age! Bring the kids to participate in the Bike Rodeo! Look for the rodeo in the area of Penn and 64th!


Photo credit: Patty Soldner.


Live Music on the Avenue

Discover music for every generation at Open Streets at Penn Fest. Music will be happening up and down Penn Avenue.

Indie/alternative rock venue

The Avenue Army


Back for year #2 to Open Streets at Penn Fest! The Avenue Army is an alternative indie rock band from St. Paul. In 2013 they reelased their debut album: "Words with Action." Their followup album "On the Level"is due this fall. 


The Avenue Army will perform at 12 noon in the Lariat Lanes parking lot at 6320 Penn Avenue South, Richfield


Check out their Facebook page by clicking here


Check out their sounds by clicking here


Yasen Marie


Yasen Marie is an all-woman, all-power musical force to be reckoned with from Minneapolis. Comprises of a group of vibrant women with a dream. Yasen Marie brings their electrified live show with an energy that will make your body move.


Yasen Marie will perform at 2 pm in the Lariat Lanes parking lot at 6320 Penn Avenue South, Richfield. 


Check out this YouTube video of their popular hit Grandmother Clock


Pop and rock venue

Chase and the Pacers


With their trademark symbol being an AMC Pacer, Chase and the Pacers will get you moving with a mix of rock, pop and folk tunes.


Chase and the Pacers will perform in front of the O'Neil Dental office at 6945 Penn Avenue South at 12 noon.


Check out Chase and the Pacers on Facebook by clicking here


Chase and the Pacers are sponsored by O'Neil Dental.


The Percolators


Back by popular demand! The Percolators are a high-energy variety band that plays rock, country, blues, R&B, ballads and an occasional waltz.


The Percolators will perform in front of O'Neil Dental at 6945 Penn Avenue South at 2 p.m.


Check out their website by clicking here.


The Percolators are sponsored by O'Neil Dental.


Classics venue

The Richfield Symphonic Band


Enjoy the inspirational harmony of the Richfield Symphonic Band - a local institution for over 30 years. 


The Richfield Symphonic Band will perform at the First National Bank of the Lakes, 6613 Penn Avenue South at 12 noon.


Visit the band's website by clicking here. 


Jim Berner's Musical Show


Jim Berner and the Music Legends will take you down Memory Lane with tunes from the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Jim tells the stories behind the performers and their classic tunes that include pop, country adn jazz.


Jim will perform at 2:30 pm at First National Bank of the Lakes, 6613 Penn Avenue South, Richfield.


Visit Jim's website at www.jimberner.com


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.



FREE Root Beer Floats



FREE Root Beer Floats are a Penn Fest tradition dating back to the very first Penn Fest in 2008. We're pleased to announce that Lunds will once again sponsor this attraction by donating root beer and ice cream. Look for the floats in the Lunds lot at Penn and 62nd. The floats will be served up by the Richfield Ambassadors.


Win a $25 Lunds Gift Card


It's easy to enter to for a chance to win a $25 Lunds and Byerlys Gift Card. Simply do the following: 



  1. Go to and "LIKE" the Penn Central of Richfield Facebook page 
  2. Share any post about Open Streets at Penn Fest to your Facebook page



That's all it takes to enter. For everybody who helps spread the word about Open Streets at Penn Fest by sharing a post between now and September 21, we'll enter your name in a drawing.


The winner will be drawn on September 22, 2014.


Click here to visit the Penn Central of Richfield Facebook page.


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!

BMX Bike Demo Sponsor


Thanks to Penn Cycle for sponsoring the annual BMX bike demo for a third year in a row. Look for it in front of Penn Cycle's store on Penn Avenue in Richfield.


FREE Root Beer Float Sponsor


Penn Central of Richfield would like to thank Lunds at 62nd and Penn for its generous donation of supplies for the annual FREE Root Beer Float stand. It's a Penn Fest tradition!



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


Davanni's Pizza offers a wide menu of pizzas, pastra, and hot hoagies throughout the Twin Cities. The Richfield location is at 64th and Penn.



Wagners is a family-owned business offering gardening, landscaping and home decorating products and services.

Visit their website at wagners.biz 



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



Carhop offers quality previously owned cars at value prices. www.carhop.com


Bronze Level Sponsor


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



Johnston Sew and Vac, 6433 Penn Avenue South, offers sales and full repair services of sewing machines and vacuums. johnstonssalesservice.com


Dog Lovers' Alert


Secondhand Hounds, an animal rescue non-profit, will be at Open Streets at Penn Fest. Look for them near Woof Central with their doggie kissing booth. For a small donation to the non-profit, you can get a smooth from a cute canine!




Woof Central, our local doggie daycare, will host a fun day for canines and their human companions. Woof Central will be putting feathers in dogs' hair $1, playing dog games, offering dog refreshments, and taking doggie/owner photos. 


Local Businesses

Wagners Greenhouses

Wagners Greenhouse

Bring your green thumb to Open Streets at Penn Fest. Wagners will have a display near 63rd and Penn with plant sales and coupons. wagners.biz


Lakewinds and Peace Coffee


Lakewinds Food Coop and Peace Coffee are teaming up with a booth at Penn Fest to promote organically produced foods and beverages.



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