May 15, 2017

Open Streets – May 20, 2018 – South Knoxville

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
Everything Mushrooms
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
Everyone welcome!

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
Burrito Burritos
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 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

Volunteers Needed!
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 @

April 17, 2018

2018 OSK Spring Press Release

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.