Streets Alive! returns Sunday (Sept. 20) from 1–5 p.m. One of the city’s favorite outdoor movement festivals brings the streets to life in a new location.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (HealthyLincoln.org) again sponsors the celebration of health, wellness, and fitness that lets the community walk, stroll, skate, bike, or even dance their way down a 2-mile, traffic-free stretch of the city.
Family, kid, pet and wheelchair friendly, Streets Alive! is a free outdoor event that entertains, informs and engages people of all ages and abilities. Streets Alive! promotes physical activity and healthy living, encouraging people to turn off their screens, go outdoors, and get moving. Visitors can enter or exit anywhere along the route.
Drawing 3,000 – 6,000 visitors every year, Streets Alive! offers free health resources in a fun and interactive way. The streets will be lined with exhibitors interspersed with entertainers you can sing or dance along with, and fitness demonstrations that provide an opportunity to try anything from Zumba to Tai Chi. Kids even have a chance to win a free Streets Alive! T-shirt by completing a bounce house obstacle course.
Hosted this year by the Clinton, Hartley, and East Campus neighborhoods, the new route includes sections of the Mo-Pac Trail, Peter Pan and Idylwild Parks, and the new City Impact campus. This year's route will also include:
Fun and entertainment
New this Year
• Kids’ activities -Inflatable bounce houses, including an obstacle course for kids
• Lincoln Lightning - tween and teen roller derby league skating basics and fitness demonstration on 53' x 88' track
• Traveling hydration stations - to quench your thirst all along the route
• Pop-up bike lanes - for pedestrian free biking
Back by Popular Demand
• Farmers' Markets – fresh, locally-grown produce
• Music and Fun - Tuna Fish Jones, the Sha La Las, and The String Beans are back; also new and returning musicians and dance troupes perform on stage and along the festival route
• Local food trucks – healthy foods to choose from
• Nursing stations - private breastfeeding tent for nursing moms
• Fitness stages – demonstrations and classes offering opportunities to join in
For a festival route map or more information about Streets Alive, visit www.healthylincoln.org/streetsalive/