Open Streets West Broadway set for Saturday, Sept. 16

September 14, 2023

Open Streets West Broadway will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 on West Broadway from Penn Avenue North to Lyndale Avenue North. People will have a chance to enjoy live performances, local food vendors and learn about local businesses in a car-free environment.

The event has over 250 registered participants and roughly 50 food vendors. There will be several stages featuring musicians, artists and dance teams from across the Twin Cities, a kid’s zone with face paint and bounce houses and much more.

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

Visit the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department’s table outside Cookie Cart 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.

Remaining 2023 Open Streets events

  • Open Streets Lyndale will take place 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 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.