Calling Open Streets Vendors and Sponsors
We're officially calling all vendors and event sponsors for our 2020 Open Streets events! We offer robust benefits for event sponsors and several sponsorship levels. Vendor fees start at $100 per organization. We're offering new discounts for signing up for both events at once!
Coming May 31 to East Swallow and Centennial!
Come Ride the Route on Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. East Swallow and Centennial roads, between Stover Street and the Power Trail. Open Streets events are free for everyone! By closing public streets to through traffic, we create a comfortable and fun environment to ride, walk, run, scoot, roll, and play in the street.
Enjoy a packed schedule of live music, art, culture, and free activities for all ages. Come hungry for lunch at local food trucks and explore 1.5 miles of uniquely Fort Collins neighborhoods.
Interested in sponsoring and event or participating as a vendor? Check out our updated Vendor and Sponsor Package.
What is Open Streets?
Open Streets events are growing across the nation with events hosted in more than 100 American cities. During Open Streets events, the event route is closed to cars but programmed with various activities. In 2020, Fort Collins Open Streets events will feature a one- to two-mile route, and free programming by local organizations and businesses. Participants are encouraged to Ride the Route and explore streets that are walkable and bikeable on a daily basis.
2020 marks the seventh year Fort Collins has hosted Open Streets events. Come Ride the Route!
Volunteer for Open Streets
Calling all volunteers! We are in need of many volunteers in order to ensure that Open Streets is fun, safe, and and enjoyable experience for all. No experience necessary. Trainings will be scheduled in advance and will include a variety of days and times. Trainings are drop in events, so you'll come anytime during the time frame, complete your training, grab some swag, and be on your way!
Open Streets is a great event for large groups to fulfill volunteer requirements. Volunteers must be 15+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Most volunteer shifts involve standing and directing traffic at road closures and helping residents enter or exit the event route. Other opportunities are available but space is limited.
Bring Your Organization to Open Streets
Is your business or organization interested in participating in Open Streets by hosting a tent and free, interactive activity? View our vendor and sponsor package to sign up today. Open Streets is a great way to get your organization in front of thousands of participants. We anticipate 5,000+ participants at each of our events.
Vendors are strategically placed in small groupings, or Activity Hubs, that feature food trucks, places for people to gather and mingle, as well as other organizations/vendors, live music, and tons of free activities.
Want To Be Involved In Open Streets?
Do you live near the Open Streets routes?
Bring your talent, skills, and neighborhood passion to the street! Bring your morning coffee or lunch to the street, chalk your block, or show off your art and talent. The street is yours! Resident access is facilitated throughout the event. Emergency vehicles always have access to the event route. Parking the day of is discouraged, but not prohibited.
Volunteer for Open Streets.
We love our Open Streets volunteers! Morning and afternoon shifts are available and are great options for families or groups. Lunch is provided. Contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t to learn more, or check back soon for a direct link to sign up.
Open Streets 2018
- Encourage active, sustainable transportation options.
- Highlight bikeable and walkable routes in Fort Collins.
- Feature neighborhoods and their inherent assets.
- Connect neighbors, local business, and organizations through innovative programming.
- Sunday, September 29, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Seneca St. from W. Horsetooth Rd. to W. Harmony Rd.
- 2020 routes to be announced in winter 2019.
Photos From Past Events
- June 2019, Maple Bikeway
- June 2018, E. Stuart, and September 2018, Hampshire and Ponderosda
- June 2017, Dunbar and Constitution, and September 2017, Pitkin Bikeway
- June 2016, Corbett, and September 2016, Linden and Redwood
- June 2015, W. Elizabeth, and September 2015, Remington
- July 2014, Whedbee and Laurel