WHAT IS OPEN STREETS?
Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, face-painters and much more. The event is an expression of the Near Southside's community spirit in every way: local businesses set up activities along the route; neighborhood residents help spread the word about street closures and detours; and dozens of community partners take ownership of key planning details such as routes and activities, temporary public art projects, pet adoptions, bike safety courses, setting up and breaking down barricades on event day, and much more. Open Streets is presented by Near Southside, Inc. and Whole Foods Market and has grown to be one of the Near Southside's most beloved community events with attendance in the thousands and more than 120 community partners.
Provide an Activity | Sponsor | Volunteer
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/open-streets-2018
ACTIVITY PROVIDERS - $25 to participate
WACKY IDEAS WELCOMED, ENCOURAGED, CELEBRATED!
Are you willing to provide a free, family-friendly activity? If so, we would love to offer you space as our partner at Open Streets! Registration is only $25 to demonstrate your company's civic spirit to the 12,000+ people in attendance. This is a great opportunity to promote your business/organization in a grassroots community-focused manner.
Examples of successful actives from previous years include hula hoop competitions, kid's bicycle rodeo to teach safe riding practices, bike repair station, fitness obstacle course, big wheel races, community yoga, healthy grocery store shopping simulation, make your own wildflower seed bombs, etc. Try to avoid "predictable experiences". Your activity does not have to be directly related to your business/organization. For example, instead of bringing corn-hole boards try pantyhose bowling, skateboard Hungry Hippos, or "Minute to Win It Jingle in the Trunk". Don't know what these are? Google it for a laugh!
MARKET VENDORS - $45 to participate
We allow space for a small handful of market vendors who sell locally handmade products, fresh produce and packaged foods or wares. The Open Streets market has a limited amount of space for vendors and focuses primarily on the cottage foods, locally grown produce or plants. Think of our market block as a farmer's market and you've got the idea! Vendors will be accepted based on space availability and curated for variety.
We request that market vendors also provide a free, fun experience for the public in addition to offering items for sale. Chalk for art, education about your growing practices, or a hands on demonstration are a great addition.
FOOD & SWEETS CONCESSIONAIRE
Participate in Open Streets as a concessionaire selling freshly prepared food, sweets, snacks or non-alcoholic drinks. We are seeking high-quality, healthy festival foods and treats.
FOOD CONCESSIONAIRES - $250 fee to participate
SWEETS & NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS - $100 to participate
Open Streets is a produced by Near Southside, Inc., your non-profit community revitalization advocates. We are a small staff of only five and would greatly appreciate your help as a volunteer for set-up and break-down at the event. Many hands make light work, and honestly the few hands make for a very long day for us all. Thanks for your support!
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