Now in its fourth year, Open Streets Mpls has proven to be a successful festival series. At each event, a major street closes down for the afternoon, and folks are invited to stroll along on foot or ride a bike at their leisure, free of traffic. Along the way, there are plenty of happenings to take in, including sidewalk sales, theatrical performances, roving entertainers, neighborhood organizations, live music, and more. While these gatherings are most prolific in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Richfield have also hosted their own celebrations.
Open Streets organizations tend to announce more dates closer to summer, but right now it looks like Open Streets Mpls is set to host six free gatherings. New spots include a Kingfield Open Street along Nicollet Avenue, a Franklin Avenue event, and a celebration on the proposed north Minneapolis Greenway. We've got the dates and locations after the jump.
Faces of Open Streets Northeast 2013 [slideshow]
Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also follow this Open Street on its own Facebook page.
4th Annual Open Streets on Lyndale Avenue South
(22nd Street to 42nd Street)
Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Streets returns to Central Avenue Northeast
(18 1/2th Avenue to 26th Avenue)
Sunday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Franklin Avenue East
(Portland Avenue to 28th Avenue)
Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Lake Street to 46th Street)
Sunday, September 14 from noon to 6 p.m.
3rd Annual Open Streets on Lowry Avenue North
(Vincent Avenue to Emerson Avenue)
Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit openstreetsmpls.com.