Open Streets Cedar-Riverside set for Sunday, Aug. 20

August 16, 2023

Open Streets Cedar-Riverside will give people a chance to enjoy the community in a car-free environment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. It will be a great opportunity to connect with neighbors, check out local food vendors and take in live performances hosted by the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer’s Bar and Mixed Blood Theatre, among others. 

The event will be held on Cedar Avenue South from Washington Avenue to Sixth Street South, and along Riverside Avenue from Cedar to 19th Avenue South. More than 175 local organizations are registered for the event.

Learn more about the City’s As You Go MPLS mode-shift campaign

Visit the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department’s table at 511 Cedar Ave. to learn about the As You Go MPLS mode-shift marketing campaign. Public Works, in collaboration with the City’s Communications Department, has launched a multi-year mode-shift marketing effort designed to encourage people to leave their personal vehicle at home and try walking, rolling, biking or taking transit for more of their daily trips.

The campaign supports the City’s Transportation Action Plan, which includes a goal of having 60% of trips in Minneapolis taken by walking, biking, or transit by 2030. The As You Go MPLS program encourages Minneapolis residents who are open to walking, biking, and/or public transit, to try those travel modes in low-stress situations to overcome the initial hurdles of familiarity and awareness.

Other upcoming 2023 Open Streets events

  • Open Streets West Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will stretch along West Broadway from Penn Avenue North to Lyndale Avenue North. (Note: All Open Streets events run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Open Streets Lyndale on Sunday, Oct. 8. The event will span Lyndale Avenue from West 22nd Street to West 42nd Street.

Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis initiative organized by Our Streets Minneapolis that gives local businesses, artists and community groups a chance to transform the streets into a place where people can gather and celebrate the diversity and creativity of the city while walking, biking and rolling.