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(PHOTOS) Residents, Neighbors Flock to 'The Avenue' For Open Streets At Penn Fest

People from all over Richfield and neighboring communities enjoy a day of fun in the sun with activities, music, vendors and more.

Richfield's first Open Streets at Penn Fest event was an indisputable hit among residents and those of neighboring communities.

While Penn Fest itself was in its fifth year, a Blue Cross Blue Shield grant that allowed organizers to afford the closing of nearly all of Penn Avenue for a few hours drew an enormous crowd. Of course, the beautiful weather helped, too.

The Avenue was lined with vendors, musicians, attractions, kids activities and bargains. From crafters and fitness classes between 71st and 73rd streets, to free rootbeer floats at Lund's on 63rd Street, event-goers had something to take in at every turn.

Stay tuned for more photo galleries from all Sunday's festivities. If you have a photo you'd like to share with the community, add it to the gallery above. To add your photo, click on "Add Photos and Video."

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See more photo galleries from Open Streets at Penn Fest 2012:

  • PHOTOS & VIDEO: BMX Riders Flip For Open Streets at Penn Fest
  • PHOTOS: Classic Car Buffs Bring Beauties to Open Streets at Penn Fest
  • Penn Fest 2012: Runners Raise Money For New S.T.E.M. School Playground
  • (PHOTOS) The Music of Open Streets at Penn Fest 2012
  • PHOTOS: Activities Abound at Sunday's Open Streets at Penn Fest

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Jodi Olson September 17, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Great job Penn Fest organizers!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Agreed!
paul Thomas September 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Great event just wish next year you could have some of the food trucks thru out the event hamb. and hot dogs are great for the kids, but the downtown food trucks are variety great. thanks for your standout effort Paul Thomas
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Thanks to those who've uploaded photos! Keep 'em coming!
Joe Hoover September 20, 2012 at 09:57 PM
These are great photos! I was working the corner as a volunteer at 67th Street so I missed many of the events. Its great to see what else went on.

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