Open Streets Franklin returns for the fifth year on Sunday!

Set your calendars for August 26th.

Open Streets Image MN Mpls 2018

The 2018 Open Streets Minneapolis season continues this Sunday, August 26th with Open Streets Franklin. Back for its fifth year, Open Streets Franklin will take place from 11 AM to 5 PM on Franklin Avenue East from Portland Avenue to 27th Avenue South. Last year Open Streets Franklin attracted 5,500 people who biked, walked, and played in the street.

Open Streets Minneapolis gives local residents a chance to experience their streets in a whole new way – by bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or on foot. Open Streets Minneapolis closes major thoroughfares to motor vehicle traffic and opens them up for programming and fun provided by local business, residents, and community groups.

The family-friendly events are free for all to attend, and are a great way to better get to know your community.

Open Streets Franklin will feature an American Indian Cultural Corridor from 11th Avenue South to Hiawatha Avenue. Groups participating in the Cultural Corridor include the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), the Native American Community Clinic, and #BrittFit50 Indigenous Health, Wellness, and Cultural Arts.  

About Open Streets Minneapolis

Since 2011, Open Streets Minneapolis has turned more than 20 streets into car-free, community-filled fun for a weekend afternoon. More than 101,000 people participated in 8 Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2017.

Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Open Streets Franklin is sponsored by MetroTransit, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, AT&T, AARP Twin Cities, All Energy Solar, CenterPoint Energy, Hennepin Healthcare, Xcel Energy, and the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI).

Full details are available at

Open Streets Franklin 2018 Poster


Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014


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