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Open Streets Fort Wayne returns downtown for 4th year on August 29

Open Streets Fort Wayne will return on Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon – 4 p.m. for the fourth year. The free, community, people-powered event will provide participants with a safe space to bike, walk and play along the 1.5-mile corridor.

Posted: Aug 4, 2021 1:06 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2021 8:55 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) —  Open Streets Fort Wayne will return downtown for its fourth year.

The free, community, people-powered event will happen on Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon – 4 p.m. and will provide participants with a safe space to bike, walk and play along the 1.5-mile corridor.

There will be something for people of all ages and cultures to enjoy together with games, music, food and much more planned.

City leaders say Open Streets is a unique way to get some exercise, socialize with new and old friends, visit the businesses on historic Calhoun Street and enjoy over 100 free activities along the route.

This includes live music, BMX, roller derby, soccer, pickleball, table tennis, nature activities, yoga, fitness classes, chess, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, dancing, outdoor curling, bubble machine and much more.

“Open Streets has become a summer tradition and we’re looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to enjoy a special day,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Providing unique events and having excellent quality of life amenities position Fort Wayne as an attractive community to live, work and play. I continue to be encouraged by the excitement, positivity and investments we’re experiencing in our City.”

The event will take place along the South Calhoun Street corridor from Superior to Pontiac streets, and with connections to The Landing, Promenade Park and many neighborhoods along the way.

“I encourage everyone to come out to explore the Open Streets route, taking it by wheel or by heel," Program Manager for Open Streets Fort Wayne Amy Hartzog said. “With 1.5 miles from end to end, it’s a manageable distance for many to walk or bike. We have also partnered with CTN for free bus transportation around the event with designated bus stops for people on foot to take advantage of during Open Streets.”

The Open Streets Bike Parade will begin at Promenade Park and finish at Pontiac Street.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to join the bike decoration contest that will take place at 11 a.m. at Promenade Park, before Open Streets officially starts at noon.

Multiple awards will be presented for the following themes: Fort Wayne People and Places, Fort Wayne Companies, Inventions and Innovations and Fort Wayne Schools and Sports.

This year’s theme is Spirit of the Summit City.

You can visit the Open Streets Fort Wayne website to register for the bike decoration contest, to learn more about the bike parade and for all the latest information.

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