Warning: Douglas closed – for fun

By Tammara Fogle | August 9, 2018

For a second year, Open Streets ICT will bring Wichitans of all ages together for a fun afternoon on Douglas Avenue. And if it’s anything like last year, when 18,000 people showed up, it’ll be quite a get-together.

“It was awesome,” Matt Martinez, assistant recreation supervisor for the city, said of the 2017 turnout. “We just know it’s going to be bigger and better this year.”

The Sunday, Sept. 23, event closes four miles of Douglas to traffic, from College Hill to historic Delano, opening it instead to biking, walking, running, live music and dancing, entertainment, food, art, yoga, and more from noon to 5 p.m. Many businesses along Douglas participate as well. For a list of activities and music lineup, visit http://openstreetsict.com/

Organizers are still looking for people to help sponsor Open Streets ICT, host an activity, become a vendor or volunteer. To get involved, visit the website’s partners page.