Open Streets Fort Wayne is a fun, family-friendly day that builds community and offers fitness and recreational opportunities FREE to residents. On July 14, 2019, Fort Wayne will have its third Open Streets event anchored by Calhoun Street. The first two Open Streets events were extremely successful and this year's event promises to be even better, with plenty of new activities for all ages and abilities.
The event opens up more than two miles of roadway to walking, biking, rollerblading and numerous activities. The streets will be car free, like a huge block party, and will allow residents to enjoy and see the community like never before. Bring your bike this year and enter the bike parade. There will be a bike decorating station too, if you don’t want to decorate your bike at home.
This year’s Open Streets Fort Wayne directly connects the neighborhoods of West Central, East Central, LaRez, Hoagland Masterson, Historic Williams Woodland, Fairfield and Williams Park with the Central Business District on Calhoun Street. The route is 22 blocks stretching from Superior Street to Pontiac Street.
While Open Streets encourages active transportation such as walking and cycling, it also encourages CONNECTION with the central business district and with multiple neighborhoods. The complimentary activities will feature giant board games like jenga, chess and checkers. There will boxing lessons, Picture Your Pet as a Rockstar, Picture Yourself on a Harley, street hockey, wiffle ball, pickleball, cornhole, live music, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, and much, much more.
Open streets started in Bogota, Columbia 20 years ago. Today, more than 100 cities around the globe, from Cape Town to Toronto, to Berkley, to Pittsburgh and now to Fort Wayne, are coming together for this free, fun-filled day. Join us on July 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- with after party following from 3-5pm at the Wallace/Calhoun intersection.