Have you ever wondered what some of the busiest streets in downtown mpls might look like completely free of cars and traffic? If so, then mark your calendar for this Sunday, June 11th. From 11 AM-5 PM, much of 1st Avenue and Washington Avenue in downtown mpls will be blocked off, allowing people to fill the streets for Open Streets Mpls Downtown, sponsored by the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District.
Open Streets Mpls is in its 6th year running and is set to host multiple events throughout the summer. One of the primary goals of Open Streets Mpls is to bring communities together and allow them to see their major streets in a new way. Along the sides of the closed off streets, you will find an abundance of informational tents set up by local businesses, various performers, and even food trucks sprinkled throughout the streets.
Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, skate, play, or even dance in the street all afternoon long!
Minneapolis Aquatennial is one of the many booths available to stop by on Sunday. The Aquatennial will be giving away 4 Private Seating Tickets to the Target Fireworks show, which takes place at 10 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, so be sure to check the booth out for a chance to win.
Check out some of the photos of our Aquatennial Booth from last weekend at Open Streets Lyndale.
Last Sunday, June 4th, Open Streets kicked off with a bang on Lyndale Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood of Mpls. The nearly 20 city blocks closed off on Lyndale Avenue for Open Streets were plump full of walkers, bikers, skaters, and even some pets, as thousands of people hits the streets for the first Open Streets Mpls event of the summer.
The Downtown installment of Open Streets this weekend, which is sponsored by the Mpls Downtown Improvement District, Metro Transit, and AARP Twin Cities, is one of seven Open Streets Mpls events this summer. Other Open Streets locations this Summer include Lake & Minnehaha, Northeast, Franklin, West Broadway, and Nicollet to close out the 2017 Open Streets Mpls events on September 24th.
There aren’t many opportunities to be able to roam freely on downtown city streets, so please, feel free to grab your bike, tennis shoes, roller skates, skateboard, or whatever else and check out Open Streets Mpls Downtown this Sunday, June 11th from 11 AM-5 PM!