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Open Streets Fort Wayne to return downtown in August

Open Streets Fort Wayne
Open Streets Fort Wayne(City of Fort Wayne)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 1:09 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Open Streets Fort Wayne, the free summer festival that turns public streets into performance venues and gathering spots, is scheduled for August 7.

For the fifth year, the event family-friendly event is returning to downtown Fort Wayne, transforming a 1.5-mile corridor into a safe space to bike and walk freely. Open Streets Fort Wayne originated in 2017 and has become a summer tradition in Fort Wayne.

The City of Fort Wayne announced on Thursday that the event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. Officials say this year’s event directly connects the neighborhoods of West Central, East Central, LaRez, Hoagland Masterson, Historic Williams Woodland, Fairfield and Williams Park with the Central Business District on Calhoun Street. They say the route is almost 25 blocks stretching from Promenade Park to Pontiac Street.

“Open Streets continues to be a highlight for so many residents and visitors. I’m very proud of the unique and innovative features that our community will be able to enjoy this year,” Mayor Tom Henry said. “Fort Wayne’s growth and success will be on display as the public will get to see our revitalized downtown, great neighborhoods, and friendly and caring people committed to making a lasting and meaningful difference.”

Returning events this year include the bubble machine, BMX show, and pump track where you can learn how it feels to be a pro-cyclist or skater. There will also be a bike decorating contest and bike parade, which anyone can register for that day at 11 a.m. at Promenade Park. To learn more, visit their website.

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