“Summer Streets” Events Return to Cincinnati
Blocks of Open Streets with Fun, Free Activities in Walnut Hills, Northside and Over-the-Rhine
Three unique, free “summer streets” events will take place across the city this summer. Cincy Summer Streets opens up the city’s largest public places – our streets – and creates a car-free space for everyone to walk, bike, mingle and play. Special, fun and free activities will take place at “play-stops” along the open streets. Cincinnati has joined more than 100 Open Streets events taking place across the country in cities like Nashville, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Louisville, New York, Portland and Seattle.
“In 2015, our second year, we’re thrilled to bring Cincy Summer Streets to Walnut Hills, Northside and Over-the-Rhine, three of Cincinnati’s most vibrant neighborhoods,” said Anne Sesler, co-founder. “In 2014, just two Cincy Summer Streets events brought nearly 3,000 people together in open streets turned into parks for a day.”
“At each event, a major street in the neighborhood will be closed to cars and opened to the public to bike, run, walk, skateboard, play and create art,” said Margy Waller, co-founder. “Cyclists can rent bikes at the event or bring their own. We’ll also be painting a crosswalk with art in each neighborhood.”
Numerous free, fun activities will take place along the route, such as a climbing wall, double-dutch jump roping, lawn bowling, mini golf, jousting, hula hooping, yoga, dancing, belly dancing, art-making, crosswalk painting and more! Each route includes an active business district with locally owned shops and restaurants. Events will take place:
- Walnut Hills: Saturday, July 18 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – E. McMillan Street between Victory and Chatham.
- Northside: Sunday, August 23, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Hamilton Ave. between Pullan Ave. and Spring Grove Ave.
- Over the Rhine: Saturday, September 26, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Pleasant St. from Washington Park to Findlay Market (West 14th Street to Glass Alley).