Live along the Route?
It's here! The official September 9 Open Streets Program is now available. What's inside? The Colorado Sound Stage schedule, featuring free, live yoga and music from local Colorado musicians, a sampling of family-friendly activities to check out, and a map of the event route with six Activity Plazas. With food trucks, art, and nearly 60 local vendors, there is so much to do at Open Streets. Come Ride the Route!
September 9 Event Map
Get a sneak peak of the September 9 event route map. More details to come!
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, do you'll come anytime during the time frame, complete your training, grab some swag, and be on your way!
For our September event, we've shortened each shift to approximately an hour and a half. We'll provide you with lunch, and if you recruit a friend or sign up for more than one shift, you could win one of our great prizes!
Coming September 9, 2018 To A Neighborhood Near You!
Come Ride the Route on Sunday, September 9, 2018 along 2 miles of car-free streets. Our second Open Streets event of 2018 will feature Ponderosa Dr. and Hampshire Rd., including Rogers Park and Blevins Park.
Enjoy a packed schedule of live music, art, culture, and free activities for all ages. Come hungry for lunch at one of more than 15 local food trucks and enjoy an afternoon playing in the streets!
Check back for details for the official event program.
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 2018, Fort Collins Open Streets events will feature tactical urbanism projects along the one- to three-mile route, as well as 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.
2018 marks the fifth year Fort Collins has hosted Open Streets events. Come Ride the Route!
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. One lucky volunteer will gave the chance to win a free bike! Sign up today.
View Volunteer Opportunities
Bring your business or organization to Open Streets.
Contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t for details on how you can join the event and other local business.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t for details.
Open Streets 2017
Interested in what happens at Open Streets? Watch our September 2017 promotional video!
You won't want to miss this great event to close out the summer! Enjoy food trucks, live music, local artists, businesses and organizations. See which organizations will be at Open Strets below.
- 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.
- 2019 event routes to be announced soon!