Open Streets is returning to Wichita for its 3rd annual event. A free community-building annual event, Open Streets ICT opens Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue from College Hill to Historic Delano for biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga, and more. Vehicle traffic will be closed off and the street open for the various activities. Both 2017 and 2018 Open Streets ICT events were huge successes with thousands in attendance. Troy Houtman, Wichita Parks and Recreation Director estimated 35,000 people participated in 2018.
Modeled after successful open street events around the country, Open Streets ICT will bring Wichitans of all ages and fitness levels together for a fun and active community-building afternoon. Cruise along the 4 mile route and stop at our activity hubs and participate with Douglas businesses, food and street vendors while listening to music. For a full list of activities and music lineup, visit: http://openstreetsict.com/
We are currently seeking vendors to fill the space along Douglas. We are also in search of volunteers to be barricade directors and route marshals and to assist with the information tent. Please contact Open Streets ICT via website or call for more information and registration forms.
This event is a collaboration of City of Wichita Park & Recreation, Wichita Festivals Inc. (WFI), Visual Fusion Graphic Design Studio, Bike Walk Wichita, Visit Wichita, Downtown Wichita, Health ICT, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Douglas Design District, Historic Delano, Downtown YMCA, and Barleycorn's.