Open Streets Knoxville Takes Over Sevier Ave May 15, 2022

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Open Streets Knoxville Takes Over Sevier Ave May 15, 2022

Posted: 04/25/2022
Neighbors are invited to walk, bike, jog, or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. Sevier Avenue will be closed to all motorized traffic from Atchley St. to Suttree Landing via Foggy Bottom St., allowing revelers a day of playing, exercising, and socializing all on foot or wheels. 

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, aims to promote physical activity and community interaction during this free community event. This international initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses, and sustainable transportation in cities. It is an opportunity to rethink our streets as a public space for all ages and abilities to use. This is the ninth Open Streets Knoxville event, and each event has had an average attendance of more than 3,500 people. 

“Open Streets is unique and so much fun because it offers a fresh way for families to appreciate and enjoy our urban corridors. I'm especially pleased that this spring's Open Streets will showcase our beautiful Suttree Landing Park and the great mix of businesses on Sevier Avenue. Bring your family and friends, and come play in the street on May 15!" says Mayor Indya Kincannon.

The event will have a variety of performances, with a focus on music and dancing. Attendees can participate in activities provided by local businesses, play a game, or peacefully stroll the street while enjoying live music and street performers. There will be food and drink for sale from both food trucks and businesses located along the route. 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!

Organizers currently are asking for sponsors and donations from members of the community to help make Open Streets Knoxville a huge success. They are also looking for additional businesses and organizations to participate. For more information on participation, sponsorship, or media inquiries go to or contact Lindsey Kimble, Executive Director, Bike Walk Knoxville at [email protected] or Mary Duggan, Event Coordinator at
[email protected].