Streets Alive will take place this weekend, on Sunday April 7th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. For these four hours, three miles of Peachtree Street will be closed to cars — and open for people to stroll, roll, bike, and play!
The Streets Alive route stretches from downtown to midtown, right through the heart of the city. Peachtree Street will be closed from Mitchell Street, downtown, to 17th Street in midtown. (See the map, below.)
The fun starts in midtown, at the intersection of Peachtree and 16th Street, at 1:30 p.m. You can join in the official opening of Streets Alive by following a parade of the route. The parade lineup begins at 1:30 for a 2 p.m. parade launch. FREE bike decorations will be available while supplies last!
Along the route, you’ll find a wealth of interactive experiences, hosted by community organizations, local businesses, and Streets Alive sponsors. You can explore the open section of Peachtree Street from end to end, or enter and exit the route at any cross-street at any time during the four-hour activation.
Remember to bring a valid ID if you’d like to enjoy a cocktail along the way.
Atlanta Streets Alive is FREE and fun for all ages. There will be a KIDS ZONE at the North Avenue hub. So bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!
Here’s how it works:
Streets Alive is FREE and it’s for everyone. You don’t have to be an athlete to join in. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what neighborhood you live in. Even if you’ve never heard of the Open Street concept before, you’re invited to get out and experience it firsthand.
The open street route has no formal beginning or end. You can hop on at any point you like. The flow of people will move in both directions, like it does on the Beltline.
This is a chance for you to EXPLORE our city. You can stroll, roll, shop, eat, play, socialize, or simply enjoy the spring weather — all without the noise, fumes, and intensity of Atlanta’s traffic. You create your own experience and the possibilities are endless.
The idea is to OPT OUT traffic. Getting to Atlanta Streets Alive is easy by MARTA, by bike, or any human-powered mode of transportation. Consider challenging yourself to leave your car at home all day and, if you have to drive, then carpool with others. (We realize some of you have to drive to a MARTA station!)
Streets Alive creates a a whole new healthy and vibrant city street experience in Atlanta. It’s a program inspired by open streets projects all over the world. So bring your bicycle, your skateboard, or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way!
Upcoming Streets Alive experiences in 2019
- June 9th — a new cross-city route will stretch from east to west, connecting diverse neighborhoods with nearly ten miles of open streets during a 6-hour window.
- September 29th — Streets Alive will come to Southwest Atlanta for the first time, and the route is yet to be determined.
Plan a stop at Colony Square
Midtown’s Colony Square complex is supporting Streets Alive on April 7th with its FREE Alive on the Square event.
- FREE bike valet service, where you can safely park your bicycle while you eat, socialize, or just relax.
- Live entertainment by Emerald Empire Band
- Savory eats provided by the Yumbii and Buena Gente food trucks
- Photo Bus photobooth (snap a selfie!)
Colony Square will also host a microbrewery tasting “tour.” To participate, you just check in to get your glass and tour card. Each of the participating breweries will have a customized tent, and will serve you two complimentary tastings. The breweries participating are Southern Brew Company, Monday Night Brewery, and Red Hare Brewery.
Please don’t bring a car to Streets Alive!
The entire route is accessible by six Marta stations — from the Garnett Station at the southern end of downtown to the Arts Center Station in midtown.
The Arts Center MARTA station is the closest to the starting location of the kickoff parade.
You can also hop on or off the Atlanta Streetcar at the Woodruff Park or Peachtree Center stops.
NOTE: If you live or work in the area, be sure you’re aware of street closures in the area.