June 29, 2023 - Open Streets Fort Wayne will return on Sunday, August 20, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for the sixth year. The free, community, people-powered event will provide participants with a safe space to bike, walk and play along more than 20 blocks. There will be something for people of all ages and cultures to enjoy together with games, music, food and much more planned. The Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Open Streets Fort Wayne.
“Open Streets has become a yearly tradition that residents and visitors look forward to as we create a unique and welcoming environment for the public to enjoy,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Our vibrant and growing downtown and surrounding neighborhoods have so much to offer. Open Streets is a great way for individuals and families to explore Fort Wayne’s outstanding quality of life amenities and meet new people.”
“We are so excited to bring Open Streets back for its 6th year and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. With over 20 blocks of Calhoun Street to explore, and things to experience every step of the way, there is truly something for everyone at Open Streets. This event shines as a celebration of our community and the infrastructure that connects us, so grab your wheels or walking shoes and join us on August 20th,” said Neil Miller, Primary Organizer: Open Streets.
This year’s theme is “Beat of the Street” with musical performers and a live “soundtrack” of the event provided in partnership with 95.7 WELT. Organizers want attendees to feel the energy of music as they explore the corridor.
Many of the returning favorites include the bubble machine, BMX show, blender bike, and more.
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.
Visit www.openstreetsfw.org for activity hub updates and all the latest information.