Open Streets Knoxville Returns May 15

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Open Streets Knoxville Returns May 15

Posted: 03/21/2016
Open Streets KnoxvilleOn Sunday, May 15th, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville. A 1-mile stretch of Central Street, from Willow to Scott, Old City to Happy Holler, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels.

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Regional TPO, Visit Knoxville and Knox County, aims to promote physical activity and community interaction during this free event. This international initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses and sustainable transportation in cities. October’s event was a huge success with 3,400 in attendance.

This year, due to popular demand, there will be two events. The first event will be Sunday, May15th; the second Sunday, October 9th.

The time is extended this year and will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will feature free games, activities, and classes. Attendees can try their hand at Zumba or yoga, or peacefully stroll the street while enjoying live music and street performers. There will be activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Open Streets is family and pet friendly. Strollers, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are welcome – just no cars!

Learn more about the event at Bike Walk Knoxville or Open Streets Knoxville.