Important Dates for Supporting Activity Partners:

Monday, August 1, 2017
Call for Programming released

Friday, August 31, 2017, 5pm
Deadline to submit Program Partner Application

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Program Partners selected and applicants notified.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mandatory Program Partner training session.

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Assemble Sound (2300 17th St., Detroit, MI)

Open Streets Detroit 2017 Program Date 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The 2017 application is now closed.

Open Streets Detroit, led by the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), will take place Sunday, October 1, from 12 to 5 p.m. The first program of its kind, Open Streets Detroit will temporarily close nearly four miles of road primarily along Michigan Avenue and West Vernor Highway from Downtown through Corktown and into Southwest, creating open, car-free zones for local families and the community to run, bike, shop and play together.

The Open Streets Detroit planning team seeks businesses and organizations to provide free programing at key hubs along the route. These hubs include:

  1. Beacon Park (Downtown)
  2. Roosevelt Park (Corktown)
  3. Clark Park (Southwest Detroit)

Activities should contribute to health and wellness, mobility, and/or community building. All activities must be free to participants and encourage the greatest possible participation from people of all ages and abilities.  

Open Streets Detroit additionally seeks programming that celebrates the rich culture of Detroit’s cultural communities.

Why Participate

In its inaugural year, Open Streets Detroit attracted over 10,000 visitors to participate in programming and we expect the second year to be even bigger. This is a substantial opportunity to share information about the services your organization or business offers. Open Streets Detroit is an opportunity to participate in a unique event that connects you with their neighbors, communities and local businesses.

To apply to become an Open Streets Program Partner, please complete your application before 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017. Applications are available in English and Spanish.


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Program Partner Liability Waiver Form

In order to complete your application, please download the Program Participant Agreement here, sign, and upload to your Program Partner Application.