FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Open Streets Fort Wayne has 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 here
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.
The Downtown Improvement District released the following:
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.
Art This Way also announced its participation in Open Streets on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Art Crawl tickets will be available for purchase. A photo booth will be set up at the intersection of Grand and Calhoun Street, where photographer Rachel Von Stroup will take your family photos in front of artist Jeremy Stroup’s Blue Heron mural. Underwater props will be provided, and all images will be available for free download on the Art This Way website.
For more information and online ticket sales, click here.
Parkview Trauma Centers will also be on hand giving away free bicycle helmets for kids on Sunday, Aug. 7, during the fifth annual Open Streets Fort Wayne event.
In order to be properly fitted for their free helmet, each child must be present, and advance fitting appointments are required. Parents can make an appointment by here and clicking on a time slot, noon – 2 p.m., or 2 – 4 p.m.
Free helmets are available to all children under age 16, and the giveaway is limited to two free helmets per household. Additional helmets for children and adults will also be available for purchase at a low cost during the event.
For more information, click here.