From 1pm to 5pm Sunday October 23rd, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Partners for Parks will clear the roads connecting Biddleville, Smallwood, Seversville, Wesley Heights, Fourth Ward, Wilmore and SouthEnd.
It’s important to understand that Open Streets 704 is different than any event that’s ever been done in Charlotte. Yes, there will be activity and opportunity to engage with one another, the neighborhoods and businesses along the route. But Open Streets 704 is more about changing our perspective on how a community can interact with each other in a healthy, car-free, environment rather than creating another street festival.
Right now, Open Streets 704 is planning four (4) Featured Zones along the route. Each zone will have specific locations for coordinated or user-generated activities. Most will be on public property, and some will have a schedule that will be published on the Open Streets 704 website.
1 Arts and Science: Opportunities abound to explore your creative side. Musical performances, artist demonstrations, interactive maker spaces, and dance ensembles of all ages will engage with Open Street 704.
2 Family Zone: Fun for the whole family! From bean bag toss to a pop up dog park – be prepared to get active. Activities will include: street soccer, bicycling demonstrations, pet crafts, life-size jenga, and more!
3 Green Zone: Be prepared to learn about nature, plant trees in the community, lend a helping hand in the garden, and talk about the wildlife from local nature centers.
4 Wellness Zone: Work on a fitter/healthier version of you! Cooking demonstrations, yoga classes, Zumba, and healthy heart initiatives will fill this zone with fun!
Soon, we’ll announce specific events and any applicable start times that can help you plan your afternoon at Open Streets 704!
Open Streets 704 is free and open to all to participate. Interested in hosting an activity with your business or neighbors? Contact our Activities Team. Want to volunteer? Contact VolunteerServices@mecklenburgcountync.gov
More details at: openstreets704.com