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Open Streets at Penn Fest

Sunday, September 15, 1:00-5:00 pm, FREE

Post Date:07/18/2019 2:00 PM
 Penn Fest Open Streets at Penn Fest       
Sunday, September 15, 1:00-5:00 pm, FREE! 

63rd Street to 76th Street along Penn Ave, Richfield, MN

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What is Penn Fest?
Sometimes, Penn Avenue in Richfield is fairly quiet, and sometimes it's bumper-to-bumper with cars, but neither will be the case on Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. That's when Open Streets at Penn Fest happens. On that day, Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic and cars will be replaced with fun activities like music, dancing, crafts, sports, kids entertainment and more! People are welcome to ride bicycles or stroll down the avenue to enjoy the street without motorized vehicles to contend with. Businesses along Penn Avenue will be showcased and will be a part of the fun!

Businesses/Organizations/Community Groups
Sign up your sports league, youth group, business, or just about any organization for participation in Open Streets at Penn Fest. It's a great chance to show off your talents, recruit new members, or just plain have fun! We'll reserve a section of the street for you. Simply fill out and return the appropriate form: 

Business Application    
Community Group Application    
Food Vendor Application   (Temporary Food License Application
The Market Application
Farmers Market Application
Pet Zone Business Application
Pet Zone Community Group Application
Pet Zone Small Home-Based Business Application


MICC IndePENNdence 5K      Registration & Information
Join in on the second-annual IndePENNdence 5K in conjunction with Open Streets at Penn Fest! The IndePENNdence 5K will kick off Penn Fest with a flat and fast, USATF certified run down the middle of Penn Avenue while hundreds of vendors and spectators cheer the runners on. After the race, participants will have the chance to explore the various vendor tents, craft stalls, and food trucks. 

One of MICC’s priorities is to provide participants with education and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. The IndePENNdence 5K is a perfect chance for MICC’s participants and the Richfield community to join together in exercise that is fun, unique, and accepting of each person’s ability. We hope you join the fun. 

Penn Fest Volunteers Wanted!
Volunteers are needed for Open Streets at Penn Fest on Sunday, September 15, 11:00 am-2:30 pm and 2:30-6:00 pm.  Positioned along Penn Avenue, volunteers will help to inform and direct Penn Fest participants, manage intersections and answer questions from attendees.  Materials and training will be provided to volunteers prior to the event. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more details, please contact Ann Jindra, City of Richfield Recreation Supervisor, at 612-861-9361 or or complete the online Penn Fest Volunteer Inquiry Form.

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 Metro Mobility Stop: Suggested location is Arc Value Village (6528 Penn Ave.)

Accessible Parking: Both sides of Queen Avenue between 68th & 69th will be reserved for those who need accessible parking. The parking lot at the Fraser School (2400 W. 64th St.) will be open with handicap parking spaces available.

Bathrooms: There will be seven locations of portable toilets; each location will have one accessible portable. Please see the event map for exact locations. Map will be available online after September 12. Event volunteers will be handing the map out at the event at various intersections on Penn Avenue.

Nursing Friendly Location: Moms who need to nurse or pump can use the Bellies to Babies store (6634 Penn Ave.) located on the west side of Penn near the intersection of 67th Street.

Baby Changing Station: Located in the parking lot of Tailwind Pediatric Dentistry, east side of Penn near the intersection of 66th Street.

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