Fridley '49er Days


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Fridley ’49er Days Committee has determined it is in the best interest of Fridley’s residents and visitors to cancel the 2020 festival. Thank you to every person and local business who has helped in the planning of the festival. The committee appreciates your commitment. 

We'd like to invite you to our festival, Fridley '49er Days, to carry out our family-friendly community tradition of celebrating the year Fridley was incorporated as a city!

’49er Day Parade - June 18, 2020

Join us for the annual Fridley Lions ’49er Day Parade on Thursday, June 18! There will be pre-parade activities from 4-7 p.m. at Commons Park including games and inflatables for kids, food concessions, a petting zoo, vendors and more!

The parade is held RAIN or SHINE. Line up time is 5:00 p.m. - Start time is 6:30 p.m. Note: Fridley Fun Run begins at 6:25 p.m. Download the race flyer (PDF)

Parade route

Starts and ends in the area near 61st Avenue and 7th Street

  • North down 7th Street
  • East down Mississippi St
  • South down Able St
  • West down 61st Avenue

Unit applications

There are no parade fees. Applications should be submitted to Craig Gordon (address listed on application).

Download a parade application

’49er Festival - June 19 & 20

There will be an MSMA Car Show in Commons Park on Friday, June 19 - free admission to spectators! If you’d like to enter a vehicle, contact Ryan at All makes and models accepted. 

In addition to the car show, there will be an all class reunion for Fridley High School at Commons Park., live music, beer and wine, concessions and fireworks at dusk! Open to everyone! There will also be a softball tournament going on.

On Saturday, the softball tournament will continue throughout the day. 

Interested in volunteering with Fridley ’49er Days? Click here to email the ’49er Days Committee.

sponsored by

Twin Cities Gateway
Jonah Whales
inflatable carnival

Fridley ’49er Days is organized by a non-profit group of volunteers. It takes many helping hands to host a community festival. Fridley ’49er Days is made possible by the ’49er Days Committee volunteers, the Fridley Lions and Twin Cities Gateway.

Twin Cities Gateway

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