Let’s play in the streets!

Sun header

Open Streets St. Pete is a group of St. Petersburg residents that are looking to make St. Pete Healthy, Fun and Safe. Our goal is to provide public access to St Petersburg streets and roadways for active transportation, exploration and fun.

Panel 1

What is Open Streets?

Sun header

Throughout the country and the world, cities are hosting “Ciclovia” or “Open Streets” events. Streets in unique parts of the city are shut down to automotive traffic for an afternoon, or a day, and opened up to the general public, free of charge, for a safe and fun opportunity to walk, stroll, skate, bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or just hang out. The intent is to take one of the city’s largest open spaces (the streets) and make a safe and creative space for people to participate in healthy and fun activities while also gaining a unique perspective of the city in which they live.

Watch the videos below to see examples of popular Open Streets events!

Panel 2

How does it work?

Sun header

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 
1 PM – 5PM

Download the Open Streets Activity Map!

openstreetsactivitymap2

The City Police will set up barricades around the route and close down the streets to all vehicular activities.  The route is open to the public, at no cost, and people are allowed to bike, stroll, dance, jog and roll about the open space in a safe and protected environment.  Various activities will be set up on the streets for people to interact with or participate in. Williams Park will be the home of Keep St. Pete Local’s Indie FamFest brought to you by Happy Feet Plus. Mirror Lake will also be open for social gatherings, picnics, or just plain relaxation.

Below is the proposed route for the first Open Streets St. Pete event planned to take place on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm.

Open Streets St.Pete Route Large

 

Check out all of the activities happening during Open Streets St. Pete – Download the Activity Map Here!

This is a family and pet friendly afternoon filled with fun, vendors, activities and more! For the first time EVER, streets around Mirror Lake Park and Williams Park will be closed to cars & open to the community to bike, stroll & roll! Get ready for a phenomenal day in #StPete featuring:

• Activities Including (but are not limited to):
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club: History Tours every hour at 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:15 PM. Shuffleboard lessons and Kids Games.
St. Pete Bike Co-op: Will have an information tent with new reflective t-shirts and the shop itself will be open from 1 PM – 5PM for minor repairs. Look for the bubbles on Mirror Lake!
American Stage: Improv and audience interaction
Tampa Bay Rays: Inflatable pitching
The Body Electric Yoga Company: Yoga
Healthy St. Pete: Info booth
Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio: Body movement and dance
Overeaters Anonymous: Billiards and putt-putt
Coast Bike Share: Cycle Hop slow ride
Back 2 Normal Physical Therapy: Chair massages, yoga, and pilates
First Methodist Church of St. Petersburg: 4-square and 9-square
St. Pete Running Company: Running 101
Tampa Bay Rowdies: Human foosball
Pedal Power Promoters, LLC: Bike valet at Williams Park
Traditions School of Herbal Studies: Herb walk and medicinal plant info
Tampa Bay Lightning: Chalk art and meet the Lightning Girls
St. Pete Tide: Shoot hoops
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority: Touch A Bus
Pinellas County 4-H: Fun Police
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue: Touch A Truck
Audrey Jennifer: Dream Box
Bike/Walk Tampa Bay: Info Booth

• A new family & pet-friendly festival, Indie FamFest at Open Streets St. Pete, will be taking place at Williams Park from NOON – 5 PM, in conjunction with Open Streets St. Pete

• The festival, presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local and sponsored by Happy Feet Plus, features the ●●● 1st Food Truck Rally ●●● at Williams Park with 12+ trucks and 70+ family-friendly & pet-friendly vendors/participants, including engaging activities for all ages hosted by our local arts & culture organizations

• Pet Corner, presented by Cathedral Church of St. Peter, with pet blessing, pet photo booth & pet costume contest

• Live entertainment, sponsored by St. Petersburg Music Factory, with student bands, Music & Me, LLC, hooping by Hoola Monsters, LLC, & other performances to be announced

• Tampa Bike Valet

• Bike decorating station sponsored by makeme
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
☛ PLEASE NOTE: Indie FamFest starts an hour earlier ☚
INDIE FAMFEST: 12-5 PM | OPEN STREETS: 1-5 PM
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
#OpenStreetsDTSP

14231859_629559320544596_7510782232635429933_o

Panel 3

KSPL Indie FamFest

KSPL Indie FamFest

Wow! Open Streets St. Pete just keeps getting better and better. Thank you Happy Feet PlusKeep Saint Petersburg Local and Cathedral Church of St. Peter for bringing Indie FamFest to Open Streets St. Pete in Williams Park! A family-friendly & pet-friendly festival with a Pet Corner (pet blessing, pet costume contest, pet photo booth & more).

The festival starts a little earlier than Open Streets and begins at noon, October 9th. It will include a food truck rally, family & pet-friendly vendors, family-friendly entertainment on the Williams Park bandstand, bike valet + a bike decorating station and engaging activities for all ages hosted by our local arts & culture organizations. So many activities for the babies and the fur babies!

Stay tuned for more details on participating vendors, organizations and entertainment line-up! Vendor applications are now closed.

14125017_1206841152707850_2942605000807721075_o-1

 

 

Panel 4

Get Involved!

We occasionally send out an email with exciting news and updates about Open Streets St. Pete.
To stay informed, click here to join our email list.


Open Streets St. Pete is in need of volunteers to help make this event a success.
Join Us! Sign up, and we will be back in touch with more information!


For more information, please contact:

Jeremiah Rohr at
(727) 599-4427 or jeremiah.rohr@hotmail.com

Panel 5

Open Streets Sponsors


Open Streets St. Pete is presented by:


The St. Pete Bike Co-op
SPBC-LOGO-JPG

Shift St. Pete

shift

Keep St. Pete Local

KSPL_LOGO_-_HI_RES

The City of St. Petersburg

city_logo_color

Healthy St. Pete

healthystepete-green-logo

Florida Department of Transportation

ATATLogo


Thank you to our Open Streets sponsors!



AARP Tampa Bay
!

AARP in TampaBay Logo

Happy Feet

happyfeet

Matt Weidner Law

wl300-black-txt

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter

cathedral

Trek Store and ABC Bicycles

trekstore

Spring Green Handbags

springgreenhandbags

Tindale Oliver

color-logo-stacked

St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

shufflelogo

SPCA Tampa Bay

spca_logo_color_final

VHB

VHB_refreshed_Logo_PUBLISH_colorcorrected_spot

Adam Hoffman Fitness

adam-hoffman-fitness

Would you like to become an Official Founding Sponsor of the Inaugural Open Streets St. Pete Event? Fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch ASAP!

Donate to the cause or become a sponsor! Download the Open Streets Sponsorship Package for more information.

x-click-but21
Donate or Sponsor Open Streets St. Pete