Fridley '49er Days

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

'49er Days Parade - June 14, 2018

Join us for the annual Fridley Lions '49er Day Parade on Thursday, June 14.
The parade is held RAIN or SHINE. Line up time is 5:00 p.m. - Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Parade route 

Starts and ends in the area near 61st Ave and 7th St.
  • North down 7th Street
  • East down Mississippi St
  • South down Able St
*Due to construction, the parade will not be going west on 61st Avenue this year. 

View parade route map (PDF)
Did you miss the parade? Watch it here!

'49er Days Festival - June 16, 2018

The festival will be held at Commons Park (555 61st Ave NE). Event schedule is as follows: 

All day (noon - 10 p.m.) - Food concessions, beer and wine sales
Noon - 3 p.m. - Kids activities
Noon - 5 p.m. - Inflatables, lasertag, kids DJ, petting zoo, police department dunk tank
3:30-4:15 p.m. - Magician 
5-6 p.m. - Dixie Kats Band
6-11 p.m. - Fridley High School All-School Reunion
6 - 10 p.m. - Jonah and the Whales*
Dusk - Fireworks 

*After 6 p.m., attendees will need a festival button, which can be purchased for $3, for admission to see Jonah and the Whales. There is no admission price to see the fireworks show.

Manomin on the Mississippi Tour

Don't just read about Fridley history - experience it! Step aboard our comfortable coach bus and be transported back in time. Encounter costumed characters from the 1850s and visit historic landmarks during this narrated tour of an area that was 170 years ago known as Manomin (now Fridley).

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Commons Park to continue celebrating '49er Days at our festival!

Register before Friday, June 8 by calling 763-572-3570.


The Fridley 49er Days Committee is also accepting vendor applications:

If you would like to get involved, let us know!

Click here to contact 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
If you are looking for more summer fun, dining options, planning an event or need lodging for out-of-town guests, Twin Cities Gateway can help!