Fridley '49er Days 2024

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Let's Celebrate! 2024 marks the 75th birthday of Fridley and the 50th birthday of the Fridley '49er Days Festival! Everyone is invited to join the celebration on June 13 - 15.

Get Involved

It takes the whole community to put on this fun event. We are looking for individuals and organizations to support the event through contributions as a sponsor, volunteer, vendor, or parade unit.

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Route starts at the corner of 61st Avenue and 7th Street | Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

We are now accepting parade entry applications on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to submit an application to enter the parade is May 15, 2024 and limited to 100 units. View the parade entry forms.

Events

Come for one or all of the exciting activities planned for this year's three day festival!

Pre-Parade Party

Commons Park | Thursday, June 15 from 4-7 p.m.
Join Fridley Parks & Recreation and a variety of Fridley organizations and businesses for a 49er Pre-Parade Party! Play carnival games, try out all of the inflatable obstacles, slides, and bouncers, and dance your heart out with our DJ!  Vendors and food trucks will also be present.

'49er Days Food Trucks at Commons Park | 4 - 9 p.m.

  • Ekbom Food Concessions - Offerings include hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, breakfast sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, fries, cheese curds, dessert and more. 
  • Flamingos Ice Cream - A local artisan ice cream and treats shop.
  • La Cochinita - Bringing the flavors of Southern Mexico to Minnesota and serving food from scratch with love.
  • O.G. Rollin' Nolen's BBQ - A variety of BBQ options, chicken wings and much more! 
  • Pizza Karma - Pizza with the highest quality ingredients and flavors from around the world on signature Tandoor-fired crust.
  • Rustic Chef - A local family owned and operated food truck offers a wide variety of menu items created by professional Chef Gregory.
  • Sumo Smoh - Egg rolls, fried rice, cheese wontons, dumplings and more. 
  • Youniverse Foodie - Tastiest waffles in the Youniverse! 

Fridley Lions '49er Parade 

Route starts at the corner of 61st Avenue and 7th Street | Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The '49er Days Parade will be held rain or shine on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

View parade road closures and neighborhood entrances and exits

  • The Parade begins at the corner of 7th Street and 61st Avenue and travels north to Mississippi Street, then travels East to Able Street and then South on Able Street. 
  • The parade ends at West Moore Lake Drive near the Fridley Middle School. 
  • Neighborhood exits are located at Rice Creek Terrace, 68th Avenue, Brookview Drive, 63rd Avenue and at the corner of Mississippi and 7th Street.  

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Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors who help make this community celebration special! 

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