November 30, 2016

Business/Organization Not Located on the Route

Not a business/organization on the route, but wanting to participate in Open Streets?   Join in the fun and be an Activity Provider (see below for a description of what an activity provider is)!

Please complete the Activity Provider Application (Please check back for Spring 2019 Application) if you are interested in participating in the event!

Registration Fees:
Non-profits receive a 50% discount on the fee.
Please note – if you pay via PayPal or Credit Card, there will be an additional $5 processing fee.

What is an activity provider?

The free and family-friendly activities hosted by our activity providers help make Open Streets Knoxville an enriching and fun experience for participants.  Activity providers are expected to provide programming, with emphasis on interactive, fun activities that promote physical activity, health, the outdoors, community, and safety.

We encourage you to be creative in choosing your activity.  Make it something that will make someone remember your business, organization, etc.!  (Some examples from past events include yoga in the street, bicycle demos, a rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, bubbles).

We want you to take up space!  Set-up in the streets and take up space.  We challenge every business/organization participating to offer a fun, attractive activity/booth, so that folks WANT to check out your booth and therefore keep moving down the route.   It is a team effort and if everyone offers fun along the way, no one should feel left out!

Need help or not sure if your activity is eligible – email us at

The following types of participation are invited:

Share your expertise with the community by offering an interactive or creative space where attendees can actively participate.

Lead group fitness activity, lessons, or offer demonstrations.  The goal is to get people active and having fun doing it!

Perform!  Open Streets Knoxville is a great venue where you will reach thousands of people. You’re welcome to put out a hat or guitar case to collect donations.

Offer a fun, active activity such as bike riding, relay races, mini soccer games, etc. to promote physical activity.

Activity providers are given a designated space on the route to set up a booth.  Activity providers are responsible for bringing their own tent (with 40 lb weights to support each leg), table, chairs, etc.  If you have a specific request such as needing electric or grassy space, please ask and we will do our best to accommodate request.  (Requests are not guaranteed.) 

No sales are allowed at booths (except by approved mobile food vendors.) All activities and games at the event must be free of charge.  If you own a business, you’re welcome to offer participants incentives, such as discounted membership rates, free or reduced-price classes, or a discount on purchases made following the event.