August 2, 2022 - Open Streets Fort Wayne today announced the list of over 100 activities that will be offered on Sunday, August 7, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The free, community, people-powered event will provide participants with a safe space to bike, walk and play along the 1.5-mile corridor.
This year’s activities will include: rock climbing, dance classes and performances, a BMX-Style pump track, mini-golf, live animal meet-and-greets, soccer, pickleball, Touch-A-Truck, bubble play, live music, Yoga at Promenade Park, and more!
Complete list of activities: www.openstreetsfw.org
On August 7, Washington Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. are the only East/West corridors that will remain open, with FWPD providing crossing assistance. Those attending the 1:05 p.m. Tin Caps game should use Washington Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. to get around the area closed for Open Streets.
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 almost 25 blocks stretching from Promenade Park to Pontiac Street. There will be something for people of all ages and cultures to enjoy together with games, music, food and much more planned.
Also returning this year is the Bike Decorating Contest and Bike Parade. This year, the Bike Decorating Contest and Parade’s theme is “Electrify Fort Wayne” because Fort Wayne is a city that is surging to new heights. All ages are encouraged to join in. Free registration for the Bike Parade opens at 11:00 a.m. at Promenade Park, followed by the Parade at 12:00 p.m., which will begin in Promenade Park. Multiple awards will be presented, including decorations that best capture the Electrify Fort Wayne theme, or several other categories that can be found on the website at openstreetsfw.org. Some award categories will have separate awards for children, adults and families. (Parade participants are not required to decorate their bikes, but the judging categories are for those with decorations.) Please visit openstreetsfw.org to register for the bike decoration contest and to learn more about the bike parade.
Open Streets Fort Wayne is a unique way to get some exercise, socialize with new and old friends, visit the businesses on historic Calhoun and enjoy free activities along the route.
The Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Open Streets Fort Wayne.