Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. Participants can enjoy being physically active and visiting local businesses by foot or on bike. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space.
The goal of Open Streets is to have at least a one mile route on Knoxville streets closed to traffic. Our events typically bring thousands of people into the street! Bike Walk Knoxville has in kind support from the City of Knoxville and some funding from a Knoxville Community Agency Grant, but depends heavily on community sponsors and businesses to help defray the substantial costs of Open Streets Knoxville events.
The next Open Streets Knoxville event will be on Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2-6pm in South Knoxville! Sevier Ave. from Atchley St. down to Suttree Landing via Foggy Bottom St. will be packed with fun for one last time before the Sevier Ave. Streetscapes project begins!