Open Streets Knoxville is Coming to South Knoxville!

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Open Streets Knoxville is Coming to South Knoxville!

Posted: 09/19/2017
Open Streets KnoxvilleOn Sunday, October 29th, from 2-6 PM, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville.

The Gay St. Bridge and Council Place to Sevier Avenue, wrapping around to Suttree Landing Park will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of playing, exercising, socializing, and shopping all on foot or two wheels.

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Regional TPO, Visit Knoxville and Knox County, aims to promote physical activity and community interaction during this free community event. This international initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses and sustainable transportation in cities. We had 2 successful events in 2016, with an average attendance of 5,000 people.

Quote from Mayor Rogero:
“Over the past two years, Open Streets Knoxville has been whimsically reinventing our urban corridors. These pop-up celebrations have brought enjoyment and a new appreciation of Central Street, Bearden, and Magnolia Avenue to thousands of families. This fall, it’s South Knoxville’s turn. Please join me in making the fifth Open Streets Knoxville event the best yet. Experience Sevier Avenue and Suttree Landing Park in a fresh new way, and get to know the businesses and neighborhoods that make the South Waterfront unique and special. See you on the streets on Oct. 29th!”

The event will have a variety of performances, with a focus on music and dancing. Attendees can try a cardio focused group exercise class, yoga, play a game, or peacefully stroll the street while enjoying live music and street performers. There will be activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Open Streets is family and pet friendly. Strollers, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are welcome – just no cars!

Organizers currently are asking for sponsors and donations from members of the community to help make Open Streets Knoxville a huge success. For more information on donating or sponsoring, go to

For more information, contact:
Lindsey Kimble
Coordinator, Open Streets Knoxville
Program Manager, Bike Walk Knoxville
Phone: 574-850-6767