Open Streets on 50th
50th Street between Wooddale and Chowen Avenues will be closed, and France Avenue between 49 1/2 Street and 51st Street will be closed. Visitors can enjoy activities, food, shopping and can celebrate community! Click on Open Streets Activities Guide at the bottom of the page to see more about participating 50th & France businesses and other activities.
NEW this year:
France Avenue between 49 1/2 Street and West 51st Street will be closed with more activities from local businesses!
Stage for entertainment will now be near US Bank on West 50th Street. There will be one stage this year with a variety of entertainment!
Bark for Life Event at Open Streets on 50th! The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with activities, contests, and games. The walk kicks off our Open Streets Event at 1 p.m. and fun events to follow.
Schedule of Bark for Life Events:
- Bark for Life Walk 1-1:20 p.m.
- Fido Says 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
- Best Trick Contest 2:45-3 p.m.
- Best Bark Contest 3:45-4 p.m.
All activities for Bark for Life will be in the US Bank lot on West 50th Street.
Red Cow will have food, beer and music in its parking lot on West 50th Street.
- Agra Culture - Lake State Kombucha, Thumbs Cookies, Coupons
- D’Amico & Sons - Meatballs, Stromboli, Basil Lemonade
- Edina Grill - Blueberry Basil Lemonade, Fall Desserts
- Grethen House - Freshly-Popped Popcorn
- Lunds & Byerlys - Hotdog Cart
- Maddy & Maize Small Batch Popcorn
- New China Wok - Special Ramen Noodle Soup inside restaurant and Bubble Tea outside
- Pig and Fiddle - Brats, Pretzels, Potato Chips
- Red Cow - Burgers, Beer, DJ
- SotaRol - SotaRitos
Entertainment Schedule (Stage near US Bank):
1 p.m. Aric Bieganek of The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.)
2 p.m. Edina High School Band
3 p.m. Jack Pearson (Kids Music & Storytelling)
4 p.m. Retro Swing Sister
Participating 50th & France Businesses:
- Agra Culture Kitchen & Press
- A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa
- Arezzo Ristorante
- bluebird boutique
- BMO Harris Bank
- Bone Adventure
- Burlap & Brass
- College Nannies & Tutors
- Cooks of Crocus Hill
- Cos Bar
- D’Amico & Sons
- Edina Family Chiropratic
- Edina Grill
- General Sports
- Grethen House
- Live, Laugh, Love
- Lush Cosmetics
- Lunds & Byerlys
- Nani Nalu Beachwear
- New China Wok
- Pig & Fiddle
- Red Cow
- STEELE Fitness
- The Grass Fed Cattle Company
- The Wow Bar
- Van Guilders Goldsmith
- YogaFit Linden Hills
- Zel Skin Laser Specialists
Come and enjoy fun kids activities, including trick-or-treating at the area businesses, petting zoo, bouncy house, face painting, business pumpkin carving contest, cake walk and more for ages 12 and under!
New this year:
West 50th Street between France Avenue and Halifax Avenue will be closed with fun activities in the street for families such as a new petting zoo and more! Check back for more details.
Tree Lighting Ceremony/Small Business Saturday
Celebrate local business by shopping at 50th & France then make way to the holiday tree for visits with Santa, carolers and the annual tree lighting. More details to come!
Edina Art Fair
The First Official Art Fair of the Year featuring 300 fine artists from Minnesota, the U.S and Canada.
More information on the Edina Art Fair website.
Free Admission | Rain or Shine | Free Shuttle
Check back for 2017 dates!
Weekday Restaurant Specials
If making dinner just isn't cutting it on a weekday or you want to make your weekday feel a little more special with an evening out, 50th & France restaurants have great specials earlier in the week!
Agra Culture Kitchen & Press - bottomless house wine on Monday/Tuesdays
Arezzo Ristorante - Happy hour weekdays 3-6 p.m.
Beaujo's - Happy hour from 9-10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, $2 off any glass of wine and select food specials too.
Cocina del Barrio - Happy hour Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
D'Amico & Sons - Wine & Dine Date Night $34 per couple on Tuesday (and Saturday) nights
Edina Grill - Two happy hours - Morning Happy Hour: Monday thru Friday 8am to 10am (Bar and Patio Areas Only). Afternoon & Late Night Happy Hour: Daily From 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to Close.
Mozza Mia - Happy hour Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.
Red Cow - Two happy hours every day from 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. - close. Six different apps for $6, and $1-$2 off select draft beers, $2 off wine by the glass, and $2 off specialty cocktails available starting July 5th
Salut Bar Americain - Happy hour daily 3-6 p.m.
Pacifier Wee Bop Classes
Starting this September, Pacifier Edina will be hosting Wee Bop on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wee Bop classes are designed to engage kiddos with music and fun activities while introducing the fundamentals of early music learning. Check out our Facebook events page for sessions and to register your spot!
Pacifier Facebook page.
Corset Styling Nite of Fall Fashions
Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique presents Nite of Fall Fashions on Sept. 24. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.