Wichita Parks and Recreation will host another Open Streets ICT – a FREE event in Wichita, KS. Over 100 vendors will be in attendance. Open Streets ICT brings Wichitans of all ages downtown for an active, fun, community-building afternoon on Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue.
Modeled after successful open street events around the country, Open Streets ICT closes four miles of Douglas Avenue from the College Hill neighborhood to the historic Delano District. Traffic will be closed off, and the street will be open for young and old alike to enjoy biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga, entertainment, food, art, music, and more.
What to expect at Open Streets ICT Downtown:
- The Wichita community can cruise along Douglas Ave. on bikes, skateboards, or walk.
- Stop at one of the many activity Hubs that will be located at West Douglas, Kennedy Plaza, Naftzger Park, East High School and College Hill.?
- Shop at local businesses along Douglas. Most will be running DEALS
- Visit food and street vendors
- Enjoy live music
Open Streets ICT now has three different events throughout the year:
- This article is about the Downtown Open Streets
- Open Streets NoMar 2023 – Click HERE to learn more
- Open Streets WSU Neighborhood 2023 – Click HERE to learn more
Pets are welcome too, as long as they’re on leashes and monitored at all times.
Andy’s Frozen Custard at their College Hill location usually has a great special! Check back for details to come.
Open Streets ICT Downtown 2023 is scheduled for September 17, 2023. It will be a fun afternoon! Bring your bikes, skates, skateboards, or just walk around and meet your neighbors while you enjoy physical activity along the four-mile stretch of Douglas! Along the route, many restaurants, businesses, and organizations will be participating with food, activities, and fun for all ages and physical levels to enjoy.
The QLine Trolley will be operated along 1st and 2nd Streets between Oliver and McClean from noon to 5 p.m. during the Open Streets event. The QLine is FREE. (Bikes, trikes, and skateboards are allowed on board with you, but pets aren’t.)
Check out the website Open Streets ICT for more information.
Date: September 17, 2023
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Douglas Avenue (between College Hill & Delano)
For more information, visit the website or Facebook page.
There will also be an event at the Kansas Food Bank with demos of pottery throwing by students from East High and the Wichita State University Ceramics Guild. There will be kids activities and a chance to work hands-on building a bowl at the hand building table which will be donated to the Empty Bowls event on October 28th at WSU!