Volunteer with Us at Open Streets Franklin!

Juliana_Pederson_Franklin_2016.jpgWe are now nearing the end of Summer, and the end of Open Streets season. Can you believe that we only have 3 more Open Streets left?! We're hoping to finish out these last events with a bang, but WE NEED YOUR HELP starting with Open Streets Franklin on Sunday, August 27th!

Open Streets depends on individuals like you. 

Our volunteers are:

  • From all ages and backgrounds (everyone is welcome to volunteer at our events!)
  • People who love Minneapolis and want to make their city better
  • Those who see the value and the many benefits of these events
  • Folks who want to make sure that Open Streets remains a Summer staple in Minneapolis


You see, Open Streets is so much more than just a street festival. It is an international movement. With roots in Colombia dating back to the 1970's, Open Streets events in their many forms have become a grassroots catalyst for positive change in cities all over the world.

Here's how Open Streets can benefit our community:

  • Support local businesses -  Open Streets encourages all of the small businesses and organizations to come out and gain visibility. This is one way that we can propel growth in our community, by supporting our neighbors and our local economy. 
  • Promote sustainable transportation and healthy living- Open Streets encourages folks to think about how easy it is to use sustainable transportation, especially in their own neighborhood! Why take a car when you can walk or bike stress-free, and get your body moving!? Sustainable transportation is good for you and for the environment.
  • Embrace diversity - These events are designed to bring different groups of people together so that we can all get to know each other, build relationships, and accept differences. As we become more united, we will further embrace our diverse community.
  • Rethink how you interact with your neighborhood - Open Streets allows us to experience our neighborhoods from a different perspective. We transform our streets into public spaces where there community can gather, explore, and celebrate. How else can we transform our neighborhoods to become more inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant? The conversation starts at Open Streets!


When we recruit volunteers, we are asking folks to take ownership of these special events! Make them feel like they belong to you and your community! If you have just two hours to spare on Sunday August 27th, consider signing up as a volunteer at Franklin Open Streets! You will be taking part in Open Streets with a behind the scenes perspective and trust us, it is incredibly rewarding.

Here’s a few of the different roles that you can sign up for! Click on the volunteer position to sign up for one of our 3 shifts and grab the time slot that works best for you! If these don’t catch your eye, check out the full list of 11 positions on our website and find the one that fits you best!

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Join the Fun this Sunday at Open Streets Northeast

logo-2017.pngGet ready folks, Open Streets Northeast is just around the corner! Come out on Sunday, August 6th from 11 am until 5 pm to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way.

We have 3 miles of streets open for you to explore by foot or by wheels, so grease your bike chain and take out your walking shoes because you won't want to miss this event! The new route this year will span from Hennepin Ave to 5th St NE, up to 22nd Ave NE and over to Central Ave. You can explore all three nodes of activity and the open space to roam in between.

Here's a map of the event along with some highlights so you can plan out your day!

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Be Part of the Magic at Open Streets Northeast

14528224_10154480136486702_1167440474_n.jpgAfter an incredibly successful event at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue that drew a crowd of almost 20,000 people, Our Streets Minneapolis is busy gearing up for another edition of Open Streets... this time in NORTHEAST.

The size of our events are growing each year which means that we need lots of volunteers to power up the event and make sure that it's a success!

Here's how you can get involved!

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