3 Reasons For Your Family To Attend Open Streets ICT

Thank you to Open Streets ICT for sponsoring this post and encouraging family fun and community involvement in Wichita!

Have you already made plans to attend the inaugural Open Streets ICT? This is not your average Sunday afternoon! Open Streets ICT will cover over four miles of Douglas closed to motorized traffic to allow people of all ages to get out in the community and explore our city, engaging with organizations and businesses at Activity Hubs along the route. You definitely want to join in on the fun!

September 24, 2017
Douglas Avenue

These are the top three reasons you need to attend Open Streets ICT with your family:

 1. There’s So Much To Do

The Activity Hubs are the perfect places to anchor your Open Streets ICT adventure. Whether you’re into live music, food and drinks, competitive games, fitness classes, or kid favorites like inflatables and face painting, you’ll find it at a Hub. Families, especially, will want to check out these three:

  • Kennedy Plaza’s Hub will kick things off with a bicycle parade. Stick around for music and inflatables. 
  • College Hill’s Hub, located near Clifton Square, features a pop-up playground, fitness classes, and kid friendly snacks. 
  • The West End Hub in Delano’s block party is the perfect family stop with carnival games, free hamburgers and hot dogs, music and more. 

2. Tradition

Dragging Douglas has been a Wichita pastime for generations. During Open Streets ICT you won’t be joining the tradition from your hot rod, but in a whole new way. You have over four miles of mostly open road to explore by foot, bike, wagon, stroller, scooter, you name it! Adults, kids, and on-leash pets can all join in on making new memories on the Douglas Avenue thoroughfare enjoying a recent renaissance.  

3. Community Building

Businesses, churches, civic groups, and community organizations are coming together to put on Open Streets ICT. They need us, the citizens, to come out and engage with each other and our city to make the event a success. Seeing the streets in a novel way and interacting with each other through the awesome planned activities promises to be fun for the whole family. And, when it becomes a regular event you’ll want to say you walked, biked, bounced, ate, or played through the first one.

For a full list of hubs, performances schedule, activities and vendor visit their website directory

We’ll see you on the streets!


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