Open Streets ICT is returning to Wichita for the third year. A free, community-building annual event, Open Streets ICT opens Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue for four miles, from College Hill to Delano, for biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga and more. Open Streets ICT is closed to traffic during this time.
Open Streets ICT will bring residents of all ages together for an active, fun, community-building afternoon on Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue. Cruise along the four mile stretch and stop at activity hubs, participating Douglas businesses and food and street vendors while listening to music. For a full list of activities and music lineup, visit openstreetsict.com.
New this year will be the Open Streets ICT app so participants can plan and navigate their fun journey during Open Streets ICT. Wichita Transit will also be running along 1st and 2nd streets between Oliver and McLean from noon – 5 p.m.
“In 2018, we had an unprecedented estimated 36,000 people in attendance,” said Troy Houtman, Wichita Park & Recreation Director. “This was double the amount of individuals that we saw in 2017, and we can’t wait to see what happens in 2019.”
There are many ways to get involved in Open Streets ICT. Park & Recreation is seeking additional vendors and food trucks and well as volunteers to be direct barricade placement, route marshals and to assist with the information tent. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316.268.4259 for more information and registration forms.
Open Streets ICT is sponsored by: City of Wichita, Wichita Parks Foundation, KAKE-TV, Visual Fusion, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Entercom, Fidelity Bank, Health ICT, Kansas Health Foundation, Aetna, Wichita State University, Friends University and Simpson Construction Services.