(Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017)
Open Streets is pet friendly; we just ask that you clean up after your pet! Pet waste bags will be available at any of the 3 Bike Walk Knoxville Information booths along the route.
(Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017)
Come join in the fun on Sunday, October 29th from 2-6pm!
(Updated Thursday, October 26, 2017)
We have a great group of talented Performers!
Badd Hatt’rs – Rock band; 4 – 6/7th grade boys
Brutal Truth Band – Pop and rock music
Ca-L’a Fitness – Fun cardio workout
Momentum Dance Lab – Adult modern dance
Sandsation Dance and Yoga – Ballet, belly dancing, fusion, and yoga
The Joy of Music School – Student vocal/instrumental performances
The Spooky Ooos – Paranormal honkeytonk band
Come to Open Streets hungry! Lots of great food options!
Burrito – Burritos and beverages
Checkered Flag BBQ and Catering – Sandwiches, brisket, loaded nachos, Italian ice, and Mayfield ice cream
Hawg Dawgs – Bacon wrapped hotdogs, fries, bbq sandwiches, nachos, soft drinks
Forks on the Road – Burgers, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, fries
Landing House – Chinese and Cambodian inspired food (restaurant on the route)
Mamma Gallinas – panini, flatbread, gelato
Oishii Knox – Japanese grilled chicken plates, ramen, pho, udon, Vietnamese spring rolls
Smoky Mountain Kona Ice, LLC – Shaved ice
The Chef Box – Unique and healthy sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and desserts
Tons of fun planned! Check out all the businesses/organizations and the fun activities that will be at Open Streets!
AA-Air Company – Cardboard box maze and obstacles course; Halloween themes carnival games
Alliance Brewery – Chalk walk and four square; Stop by for a “Spooky Streets Ale” with $1 from every pint going to Open Streets!
AMBC – Cycling competition activity in the urban forest theme
Borderland Tees – 3pm: Organized bike ride down the route starting at the North end of Gay St.
Bridge Church – Bridge building activity
Ca-L’a Fitness – Fun workout demos
Cecil Webb Recreation Center – Yoga pose instruction
Computer Systems Plus – Performance Area #2 host; water and seating for a re-charge
Dreambikes – Bike maintenance classes
Drew Griggs State Farm – Tailgate games – corn hole, ladder golf, washers
East TN Community Design Center – Community learning exercise about good design
Everything Mushrooms – Shiitake log demonstrations, Kombucha and Chaga tea tastings
Feral Feline Friends of East TN – Mechanical cat display
First Step II Young Adventures – Art activities
Freedom Chiropractic – Spinal toss game
Friends of the Knox County Library – Relay racing using books and a bubble machine
Great Schools Partnership – Traditional Playground and Pop Up Park
Hard Knox Roller Girls – Skating demonstrations and drills
Honeybee Coffee Company – Coffee cupping class
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley – Humane Education for Youth – Rock painting, literacy dog – Ororo visiting, dogg-o tic-tac-toe, crafts, giveaways, water for dogs
Ignition Church – Corn hole and coloring activities
Ijams Nature Center – Activity encouraging participants to slow down, unwind, and relax
Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation – Promoting goals of the Foundation
KAT – Bus stop exercises, bike-bus rack demo, FREE BUS RIDE HOME ticket
Keep Knoxville Beautiful – Litter pick-up “challenge” with prizes
KickStand Community Bike Shop – Balance bikes and loaner bikes to use at event
Knox County Public Library – Sidewalk chalk, hula hops, and other fun activities
Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership/TPO – Kids bicycle rodeo
Knoxville Inspiring Connections Outdoors – Harvey Broome Group, Sierra Club – Mammal skull identification
Knoxville Skate Park – Skateboard booth and demo ramps
Knoxville Track Club – Kids timed running course with prize upon completion
Kybra Athletics – Physical fitness challenges for kids and adults
Landing House – Yard games
Laundry – Collective art project for kids; 3pm and 5pm – 20 min. FREE Stretching Yoga Session
Nourish Knoxville – Gourd ring toss
Onsight Rock Gym – Sloper hang contest
Optimal Healthcare/Brown Chiropractic – Cornhole and hula hoop contest
Our Daily Bread – Jump rope station
Pellissippi State Community College – Cornhole and other kid’s activities
River’s Edge Apartment Homes – Ball toss game for prizes and healthy snacks
Riverside Veterinary Clinic – Agility course
River Sports Outfitters – Boating photo booth and bike tire pumping station
Rocky Top Taekwondo – Mini Taekwondo classes
Smart Trips – Cornhole
$oKno BNI Networking Chapter – Hula hoop, hopscotch, sidewalk chalk
SoKno Taco Cantina – Fun activities for kids and adults
South Knox Healing Arts – Yoga in the street, chair massage, and studio tours
South Landing Crossfit – “Ninja like” obstacles course and “Row for a Reason”; 4pm: FREE Cross Fit Class
South Knoxville Alliance – Selfie photo contest
South Knoxville Baptist Church – Cornhole games, hula hoops, and food
South Knoxville Elementary School – Fitness demos, Halloween costume giveaway, bike parade, playground OPEN
Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School – “Roll dice” fitness and fitness relay races
Stanley’s Greenhouse – Educational craft activity for kids
Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment – Making non-toxic slime (putty like substance)
Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville – Self defense lessons, one step sparring, board breaking
Stock Creek Baptist Church – Games, music, and “Minute to Win It”
Tennessee Mountain Real Estate – Face painting
Tennessee Valley Bicycles – Bicycle ride and bicycle advice
The Bee’s Knees Hairdressing Salon – Halloween themed face painting and hair chalking for kids
The Bike Zoo – 4pm: Organized kid’s bike ride down Suttree Landing Greenway
The Henley Apartments – Mini frisbee golf station with giveaways
The Muse Knoxville – Fun fitness challenges and large stacking buckets
The University of Tennessee Medical Center – Nutrition information with a game
Three Bears Coffee – Serving coffee and talking coffee
Uncle Lem’s Mercantile Store – Performance Area #1 host
Urban Town Chess – Large chess board with life size chess pieces
UT Center for Transportation Research – Seatbelt Stimulator
Visit Knoxville – Coloring pages and “Shoot the Sunsphere” game
William S. Trimble Co. Inc. – Bicycle (pedal) powered carousel
WUTK – Broadcasting music, dancing, games
(Updated Wednesday, October 11, 2017)
Driving to Open Streets in South Knoxville and wondering where to park?
You are welcome to park in the Dwight Kessel or City County Parking Garages on the North side of the Gay St. Bridge. There is also a City owned parking lot located on the west side of Kerbela Temple off of Mimosa Ave., as well as various public side streets. ADA parking will be located in the South Knoxville Baptist Church parking lot on Dawson St. (this is the smaller of their 2 parking lots).
(Updated Tuesday, October 10, 2017)
Open Streets can be accessed by bus!
Catch the City bus from all parts of Knoxville.
Take any of the following routes to Knoxville Station: 12 – Western Avenue, 20 – Central/Clinton, 22 – Broadway, 23 – Millertown, 31 – Magnolia Avenue, 33 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, or 34 – Burlington. Then short walk or bike to Open Streets on Hill Avenue.
Hop on Route 11 – Kingston Pike and get off at Main Street then one block walk over to Open Streets.
Hop on 41 – Chapman Highway and get off at Mimosa Avenue then one block walk up to Open Streets.
To plan your trip to Open Streets, visit www.katbus.com and use the Trip Planner, or call 637-3000 and KAT’s Customer Service staff will assist you. All buses have two bike racks, so you can bring your bike too!
Remember to stop by the KAT bus booth on Council Place for a FREE RIDE HOME pass!