Play in the street at an Open Streets event this summer
Explore the streets of Minneapolis as the city hosts seven Open Streets events starting in June. During Open Streets, a significant length of a busy street is closed to automobile traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow families and neighbors to walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop in a safe, car-free environment.
The free event helps promote walking, bicycling and mass transit for the well-being of people and our environment. It also helps promote good public health by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles.
2017 Open Streets events
- Open Streets Lyndale: Sunday, June 4
- Open Streets Downtown: Sunday, June 11
- Open Streets Lake and Minnehaha: Sunday, July 23
- Open Streets Northeast: Sunday, Aug. 6
- Open Streets Franklin: Sunday, Aug. 27
- Open Streets West Broadway: Saturday, Sept. 9
- Open Streets Nicollet: Sunday, Sept. 24
The first Open Streets Minneapolis event was held on Lyndale Avenue South in 2011 and drew more than 5,000 participants. Since then, it’s expanded to many parts of town, and each event draws thousands of people.
This is the seventh year the City has co-sponsored Open Streets Minneapolis, an initiative of Our Street MPLS (formerly Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition) presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Published May 31, 2017