Thousands Play In The Streets At Inaugural Open Streets Knoxville

The first Open Streets Knoxville was a hit! More than 3,400 people strolled, wheeled or danced their way up and down a mile of Central Street on Sunday, October 25th.

The most popular activities were the Mini Ninja Obstacle course on Emory Place, the bubble garden at the Central Collective, and Greg Carney’s zombie-filled performance of Thriller. There were aerial performances behind The Original Freezo (where people were lined up across the street for ice cream), and Mayor Rogero learned a new dance/exercise called Nia. Folks could try CrossFit, including turning tractor tires over in the street. There was something for everyone, and smiles all around!

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