May 28, 2018
Thanks to everyone that participated in Open Streets in South Knoxville, we had a blast and hope you did too! We hope to see you on September 30th in North Knoxville!
May 14, 2018
The official map is here!
May 10, 2018
Heading to Open Streets and wondering where to park?
Street parking will be available on many streets surrounding the route (Please do not park on Sevier Ave., Foggy Bottom Rd. and Suttree Landing Park). The Regal Parking Garage, City-County Garage, and Dwight Kessel Garage will be available as well. There is also a City lot located next to Kerbela Shrine, which can be accessed from Mimosa Ave.
ADA parking will be available at the old Union Printer’s Parking Lot on Phillips Ave. and in the South Knoxville Baptist Church Lot on the corner of Dawson and Sevier Ave.
May 6, 2018
Don’t miss out on these talented Performers – find them on the street!
|Computer Systems Plus|
|Death Star Virginians Band||2:00pm – 2:45pm|
|Spooky Ooos Band||2:55pm – 3:40pm|
|Brutal Truth Band||3:50pm – 4:50pm|
|Badd Hatt’rs Band||5:00pm – 5:45pm|
|Sandsation Dance and Yoga||2:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Ca-L’a Fitness™||4:30pm – 4:50pm|
|Suttree Landing Park|
|Broadway Academy of Performing Arts – Non Stop Hip Hop||3:00pm – 3:45pm|
|South Knoxville Elementary School|
|Bike Parade down to Suttree Landing Park
Come Hungry and Thirsty!
|Alliance Brewery||Craft beer (brewery on the route)|
|Artistic Pops||All natural, gluten/dairy free, gourmet pops|
|Bananagans||Chocolate covered frozen bananas with topping|
|Checkered Flag Bar-B-Que & Catering||Pulled pork, brisket, chicken, hamburger, hot dog, Italian ice, nachos, smoked loaded potato, individual novelty ice creams, drinks|
|Hawg Dawgs||Hot dogs, fries, nachos, wings, lemonade, soft drinks|
|Forks on the Road||Sliders and Fries|
|Landing House||Chinese and Cambodian inspired food (restaurant on the route)|
|Meatball Madness and More||Meatball subs, burritos, wraps, salads|
|Smoky Mountain Kona Ice, LLC||Tropical shaved ice made from cane sugar and stevia|
|SoKno Taco Cantina||Tacos|
|South Coast Pizza||Pizza by the slice, smoked wings, desserts (restaurant on the route)|
|Southern Sisters Mobile Café||Seafood egg rolls, philly cheesesteaks, chipotle black bean burgers, angus cheeseburgers, chili dogs, fries, drinks|
So much fun planned!
|AAA – The Auto Club Group||Bike helmet fittings, safe riding material & free helmets to kids|
|AA-Air Company||Giant battleship game|
|AARP||Giveaways and a drawing for gift card|
|Advanced Chiropractic Associates||Spinal hygiene|
|Alliance Brewery||4 square, jump rope, chalk walk area; DJ Paulie spinning records|
|Asian Culture Center of TN||Asian style of futon throw game & kids outside play/athletic day|
|Borderland Tees||Community shirt sale & prayer booth|
|Bridge Church||Face painting|
|Ca-L’a Fitness||Fun workout demos!|
|Computer Systems Plus||Hosting Music Stage and Birthday Party with games
35 years on Sevier Ave!
|Drew Griggs State Farm||Spikeball|
|East TN Community Design Center||Outdoor games for kids|
|Everything Mushrooms||Organic mushroom garden demos|
|Freedom Chiropractic||Spine toss activity|
|Friends of the Knox Country Library||Bubble machine, ball game with wading pool, storytime|
|Graystone Presbyterian Church||Street hockey|
|Great Schools Partnership||Knox POP (the Port-O-Park)|
|Great Smoky Mountain Counsil, BSA||Safe shooting sports activity|
|Hard Knox Roller Girls||Derby demos and weaving cones|
|Honeybee Coffee Company||Coffee lessons|
|Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley||Rock painting, adoption game, education canine – Ororo visiting, giveaways, water for dogs|
|Ignition Church||Corn hole & popsicles|
|Ijams Nature Center||Activity encouraging participants to slow down and enjoy the natural world|
|Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation||Promoting safe cycling|
|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||Loaner bikes to use at event|
|Knox County Public Library||Sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, and other fun acitivities|
|Knox Forest School||Nature loom & natural painting station|
|Knoxville Regional TPO||Kids bicycle rodeo|
|Knoxville Theatre Club’s Holler! Performing Arts Center||Stretching and breathing exercises with silly vocalizations and tongue twisters|
|Knoxville Track Club||Timed running course with prize upon completion|
|Landing House||Yard games, sidewalk chalk, painting activity and bubbles; ice cream stand|
|Navitat Canopy Adventures||Pull up challenge|
|Onsight Rock Gym||Dead hang contest on a sloper with prizes|
|Optimal Healthcare||Cornhole and hula hoop contest|
|Our Daily Bread||Fitness based “Minute to Win It’ activities|
|Rachel Garner – Keller Williams Realty||Flamingo ring toss and yard tic-tac-toe|
|Riverside Veterinary Clinic||Agility course for kids/pets|
|Rocky Top Taekwondo||Mini taekwondo classes|
|Smart Trips/I Bike Knox||Corn hole|
|$oKno BNI Networking Chapter||Hula hoop, hopscotch, sidewalk chalk|
|South Knox Healing Arts||Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, & AcroYoga|
|South Knoxville Alliance of Businesses & Professionals||Dunk tank|
|South Knoxville Baptist Church||Outdoor games for kids|
|South Knoxville Elementary School||Bike parade at 2:30pm; fun games & playground OPEN|
|South Landing Crossfit||“Ninja” obstacle course for kids|
|Tennessee Mountain Real Estate||Fun game|
|The Bee’s Knees Hairdressing Salon||Parking lot yoga|
|The Bike Zoo||Sales, service and rental of bikes|
|Three Bears Coffee||Coffee discussion and roasting|
|Thrive Chiropractic||Hula hooping and healthy snack|
|Uncle Lem’s Mercantile & Outdoor||Games and freebies of product|
|Upsilon Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.||Health related games and blood pressure check|
|UT Center for Transportation Research||Seat belt Simulator|
|Visit Knoxville||Coloring pages and “Shoot the Sunsphere” game|
|South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association; Wildlife Habitat||Demos on creating and maintaining wildlife habitats|
|William S. Trimble Co./Overhead Door||Pedal powered carousel & tractor driven train|
|WUTK||Broadcasting music, “be a deejay for a day” contest, dancing|
|YMCA of East Tennessee||Physical activities for families|
|Zagster – Pace Knoxville||Pace bikes available to ride|
May 3, 2018
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 Sevier Avenue.
Hop on Route 11 – Kingston Pike and get off at Main Street then half mile over to Open Streets via Gay Street Bridge.
Hop on 41 – Chapman Highway and get off at Mimosa Avenue then half mile to Open Streets on Sevier Avenue.
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 for a FREE RIDE HOME pass!
April 29, 2018
We are still recruiting volunteers for the May 20th event! We truly appreciate the help of our volunteers to make this FREE community event successful!
Position – Information Booth Volunteers: Assigned to one of the information booths and responsible for answering any questions attendees may have during the event. May be asked to walk around their respective zone throughout the event and check in with activity providers to make sure they have everything they need. Basic set-up and event break-down tasks depending on shift.
If you would like to view the shifts or sign-up, click here! For questions, please contact Lindsey Kimble @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17, 2018
January 3, 2018
We are excited to announce that we will be heading back to South Knoxville for the Spring 2018 Open Streets Knoxville event. On May 20th, Sevier Ave. will be closed beginning at the bottom of Council Pl., wrapping around to Suttree Landing Park. We look forward to tons of fun in the streets of South Knox!
We are looking for event sponsors and registration is open for Activity Providers and Food Trucks! Remember if you are a business on the route, you need to complete the Activity Provider Application as well.