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Open Streets Knoxville returns May 21

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2017) - On Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 6 p.m., Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville. The spring 2017 event will take place in East Knoxville with Magnolia Avenue from Randolph St. to North Chestnut St. closed to all motorized traffic. This allows attendees a day of biking, walking, dancing and playing safely in the streets! 

The event will feature free games, activities and perfomances. Attendees can try their hand at more than 60 activity stations, or peacefully stroll the street while enjoying live music and street performers. There will be activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy, and seven food trucks with refreshments. Open Streets is family and pet friendly. Strollers, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are welcome – just no cars!

Open Streets Knoxville, hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Regional TPO, Visit Knoxville and Knox County, aims to promote physical activity and community interaction during this free event. This international initiative promotes healthy living, local businesses and sustainable transportation in cities. Previous Open Streets Knoxville events have taken place in Downtown North on Central St. and in Bearden from Mohican to Homberg Place. 

For more information visit www.openstreetsknoxville.com.

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