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Open Streets Event No. 6 Offers Wide Range of Activities 
Children on bikes were plentiful at last fall's Open Streets event in South Knoxville.

Knoxville's sixth Open Streets event will feature a little bit of everything - a ninja obstacle course, derby demos by the Hard Knox Roller Girls, super-sized games, a bike parade and more.

The 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, event returns to Sevier Avenue and the South Waterfront. Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way along the commercial corridor of the South Waterfront and continue on to Suttree Landing Park. The roads will be closed to motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of playing, exercising, socializing and shopping in the street – 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 these free community events.

Gold sponsors are AA-Air Co., AAA and WUTK.

Check out the list of performers and activity providers at www.openstreetsknoxville.com.

Four bands will perform at Computer Systems Plus.

At Everything Mushrooms, try Sandsation Dance and Yoga at 2:30 p.m. - or Ca-L'a Fitness at 4:30 p.m.

You won't want to miss the children's bicycle parade from South Knoxville Elementary to Suttree Landing, starting at 2:30 p.m.

The bicyclists will arrive at the park just before Broadway Academy of Performing Arts performs non-stop hip hop at 3 p.m.

Work up an appetite? Three businesses on Sevier Avenue - Landing House, South Coast Pizza and Alliance Brewery - and 10 food truck vendors will be serving a variety of eats.

Among the activities: AA-Air Co., a gold sponsor at every Open Streets event, will be offering a giant Battleship game board. Graystone Presbyterian Church will offer street hockey, and Friends of Knox County Public Library will be offering a bubble machine, ball game with a wading pool and Story Time.

Knoxville Track Club will have a timed course, and the fastest runner will be awaded prizes. 

Riverside Veterinary Clinic will offer an agility course for kids and their pets. The South Knoxville Allaince of Businesses and Professionals will have a dunk tank.

South Landing Crossfit will offer a ninja obstacle course for youngsters, and WUTK will present a "Be a Deejay for a Day" contest.

Come on down to Open Streets and play in the streets with your friends and neighbors!

You never know who's going to show up at Open Streets. Watch out, Janice Tocher!
You never know who's going to show up at Open Streets. Watch out, Janice Tocher!

Bike rodeos are a staple at Open Streets events. This year's is being presented by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
Bike rodeos are a staple at Open Streets events. This year's is being presented by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
Posted by evreeland On 09 May, 2018 at 4:58 PM