Special Events

  1. Summer Concert Series
  2. Music in our Parks
  3. Advance  to the parks
  4. Wet N Wild
  5. Nickel Jamboree
  6. Pumpkin Night in the Park
  7. Winterfest
  8. Winter Pop Up Events
  9. Winter lights
  10. Environmental Fun Fair
  11. Migration Celebration
  12. Earth Week

Summer Concert Series

Join us this summer for our Community Concert Series! Concerts will be held outdoors on Tuesdays at 7pm.  Locations include:  Civic Campus Plaza, Springbrook Nature Center Amphitheatre, and Commons Park Shelter. Bring a chair and enjoy the music! 

DateLocationPerformerGenreFood TruckActivities
6/14/22Springbrook Nature CenterAnthony MiltichAcoustic

6/21/22Civic CampusMr. Winky BandCover band, rock Brick Oven Pizza BusGames with Rec N Roll Mobile


6/28/22Civic CampusCraig Clark BandBluesBrick Oven Pizza Bus

Games with Rec N Roll Mobile


7/12/22Springbrook Nature CenterVinnie RoseAcoustic

7/19/22Civic CampusRoxxy HallCover band, rockRustic Chef

Games with Rec N Roll Mobile, Book Swap*


7/26/22Civic CampusRum River Brass Band5-piece brass Brick Oven Pizza Bus

Games with Rec N Roll Mobile


8/5/22 (Fri. 11am start)Springbrook Nature CenterKid Power with RachelChildren's

8/10/22 (Wed. 11am start)Commons ParkThe Jolly PopsChildren's 
Chalk the Walk, Kid's book swap
8/16/22Springbrook Nature CenterBlue Groove BluegrassBluegrassFree Ice Cream Giveaway!* 
8/23/22Civic CampusInnocent Reggae BandReggae

Brick Oven Pizza Bus

Games with Rec N Roll Mobile


8/30/22Civic CampusNatania & Ticket to BrasilBrazilian Rustic Chef

Games with Rec N Roll Mobile



Games with Recreation's Rec N Roll Mobile

Join us before and during the concerts at the Fridley Civic Campus to enjoy fun and games provided by Fridley Recreation! We'll have bag toss, giant Jenga, giant Tic Tac Toe, ladder golf, giant Plinko, giant dice, washer toss and more!  

July 19 Community Book Swap

Join us before the July 19 Roxxy Hall Concert for a free Community Book/Game/Puzzle Swap on the Civic Campus Plaza!

Bring a Book/Game/Puzzle

Drop-off your good condition books/games/puzzles on the following dates to be included in the swap:

  • July 11-19 from 8-4:30 to City Hall
  • July 12 from 4:30 to 7 to City Hall
  • July 19 from 4:30-6 to the Plaza

Please have items sorted by the following categories to help with set-up:

  • Adult fiction books
  • Adult non-fiction books
  • Cookbooks
  • Young adult books
  • Children's books
  • Games
  • Puzzles

We will not be accepting the following items:

  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Items in poor condition

Take a Book

Stop by the swap on the plaza from 6-7:30 to grab some new books/puzzles/games. You do not need to bring any items to take items. Any items left after the swap will be donated or distributed in the community.

Staff are not monitoring donated items for content. Items at the swap do not represent the opinions or positions of the City of Fridley.

August 10 Chalk the Walk & Kid's Book Swap

 Join us before the Jolly Pops concert at Commons Park to spread positivity and get artsy!  Each artist will be provided with the tools to spread joy, optimism and inspiration using sidewalk chalk. Chalk art begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free & open to all!

Bring a kid's book to share and grab a new kid's book before the Jolly Pops concert!

August 16 Free Ice Cream at SNC Concert!

 Fox 9 and MN Nice Cream will be giving away free ice cream before the 8/16 Blue Groove Bluegrass concert! 300 cones will be available starting at 5:30pm until gone.