Open Streets Minneapolis

This initiative changes city streets for a short time as a street fair where people have the opportunity to walk around and check out various events.
Enjoy your street
Enjoy your street

About Open Streets Minneapolis

Open Streets Minneapolis transforms major City streets into car-free places for one day. Open Streets are events that:

  • Occur on a street for a limited amount of time
  • Shut down car traffic during the event
  • Allow people to walk, bike, and roll down the street
  • Have programming and free activities

Open Streets events do not have a designated beginning or endpoint. Events take place on major business and commercial corridors. These events encourage visitors to discover businesses, parks, and activities along the route.

Attendance numbers

In 2022, a total of 102,000 people attended five Open Streets Minneapolis events. Since 2011, there have been 59 Open Streets Minneapolis events.

What's next in 2024

  • The City is planning on hosting a series of Open Streets events in 2024.
  • Five routes have been selected for 2024: West Broadway, Lyndale Ave S, Northeast, Nicollet, and Franklin.
  • We are currently looking for community partners to organize Open Streets events for the Northeast and Franklin Ave locations. The City put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for local organizations to host up to 2 Open Streets events in the summer of 2024. 
  • We hope to see you out on the street this summer!
open streets broadway ave view

Current Routes for 2024

Route Beginning/End Points Length Event Date Event Organizer
Lyndale Ave S. 22nd St W - 42nd St W.  2.4 miles August 24 Uptown Association
Nicollet Ave W 31st St - W 46th St.  1.9 miles September 28 Lyndale Neighborhood Association
West Broadway Lyndale Ave N. - Penn Ave N.  1.2 miles September 21 West Broadway Business Area Coalition
kids playing during open streets

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Contact us

Office of Public Service


250 South 4th Street
5th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The office is not open to the public at this time.