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WEST BROADWAY

Participate at Open Streets West Broadway! Connect with thousands of neighbors on city streets that put people and community first.

About this event

Join Our Streets Minneapolis, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, and the City of Minneapolis in a celebration of community at Open Streets West Broadway in 2022. 

Play, eat, bike, walk, dance, sing, and more at this free, family-friendly event. More than a street festival, Open Streets West Broadway allows neighbors to experience city streets as public spaces where communities thrive.

Register to participate in the event as a business, Artisan Market vendor, nonprofit, artist, or programmer by clicking the green "tickets" button on this page. For more detailed information, read the 2022 Open Streets Participant Guide before you sign up.

 

 

Register for Open Streets West Broadway!

We are happy to welcome everyone back this year. More than a street festival, Open Streets Minneapolis brings together communities to temporarily close West Broadway to car traffic between Penn Ave N and Lyndale Ave N. The street will be completely open for people to explore their communities in a uniquely connected way.

Join in on the fun with a spot at the event!

Registration for Open Streets Minneapolis West Broadway is OPEN! Register to participate in the event as a business, Artisan Market vendor, nonprofit, artist, or programmer. Discounts are available for participants who register for more than one event. Registration will close two weeks prior to the event. Registration has changed a bit this year, so be sure to check out the 2022 Participant Guide.

 

 

 

History

Our Streets Minneapolis, then the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, hosted the first Open Streets Minneapolis in 2011 on two miles of Lyndale Avenue South. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event, reimagining Lyndale Avenue as a space for biking, walking, community building, and play.

Building on the success of the first Open Streets Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition hosted a second Lyndale Avenue event in 2012, and added one on Lowry Avenue North. Since that time, Open Streets Minneapolis has continued to grow. Throughout the past nine years, the program turned more than 28 streets into car-free, public spaces for a weekend afternoon.

In 2019, 103,500 people came to seven Open Streets Minneapolis events spanning 15.6 miles of streets in Minneapolis, setting a new attendance record for the Open Streets Minneapolis events in a single year. The 2019 events were programmed by 700 street space hosts and powered by 323 Open Streets Minneapolis volunteers.

In 2020 all Open Streets Minneapolis events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Streets Minneapolis continues our focus on community at Open Streets Minneapolis. We aim to fill the street primarily with businesses, organizations, and people who live and work within five blocks of each route.

Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis. Open Streets West Broadway is hosted locally by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition with support from Our Streets Minneapolis.