Open Streets 2023 Loops Through Downtown North

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Kristin Farley
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Open Streets 2023 Loops Through Downtown North

Posted: 05/31/2023
Open Streets KnoxvilleOn Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 2-6 p.m. the Knoxville community is invited to walk, bike, jog, or dance their way through town at the 10th annual Open Streets Knoxville event.

Over one mile of streets just north of downtown will be closed to all motorized traffic. The route includes sections of Depot St., N Gay St., Emory Pl., 3rd Ave., Lamar St., 4th Ave. and N Central St., allowing revelers a day of playing, exercising, and socializing in the streets.

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, First Horizon Bank, Gresham Smith, and other sponsors, aims to promote physical activity and strengthen community during this free, family- and pet-friendly event. The international Open Streets initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses, and sustainable transportation in cities. It is an opportunity to reimagine our streets as a public space for people of all ages and abilities to use. Past Open Streets Knoxville events have brought together an average of more than 3,500 people per event.

“Open Streets is always unique and a lot of fun. This year, for the first time, Open Streets features a Downtown North horizontal loop rather than a linear route. That's great for bicyclists, walkers, joggers and dancers who want to do multiple laps, enjoy the changing urban scenery and meet friends along the way. I can't wait to come play at Open Streets on June 4. See you there!" says Mayor Indya Kincannon.

At Open Streets Knoxville, attendees of all ages and abilities can participate in activities provided by local businesses and organizations, play games, or peacefully stroll the streets while enjoying live music and street performers. Food and drink will be for sale from food trucks and businesses located along the route. Strollers, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are welcome – just no cars!

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