Street spots at Open Streets are as diverse and creative as our city. Successful street spots feature local businesses, kid-friendly programming, activities encouraging folks to use active transportation or engaging in healthy lifestyles, live performances, music, opportunities to play or create art, and even scavenger hunts.
Our Streets Minneapolis staff is available to talk through your ideas to come up with something uniquely suited to your business or organization.
Everything you need to know about your spot on the street:
Sign up: Get your spot on the street on the Open Streets sign up page. Participation cost and eligibility is determined by your organization type and activities. See the list below.
Payment: Prices vary by your entity type and activities. See list below. Payment instructions are provided upon completion of signup form. You may pay by credit card, check, PayPal or cash.
Location: Your exact spot on the street location will be emailed to you two weeks prior to each event. You may request a specific location in the signup form. We will do our best to honor this request.
Materials: Open Streets does not provide any materials; you are responsible for bringing everything you need for your activities. You may bring a 10’x10’ tent, tables, chairs, games or other non-dangerous moveable materials.
The Open Streets participation cost structure is built to support local businesses. Cost depends on your business or entity type and planned activities. Price listed is per event and you will receive a 10% discount for attending multiple events.
Here are all the options for getting a spot on the street*:
Programmer - FREEArtists, musicians, performers or anyone else providing free entertainment or activities for the public can get a spot on the street for free as a programmer.
Business on the route - $75Businesses located on or immediately adjacent to the event route can get a spot on the street to sell, promote or engage for $75.
Nonprofit - $75Registered nonprofits can get a spot on the street to promote or engage for $75.
Artisan Market vendor - $25Small, home-based arts and crafts vendors can get a spot on the street to sell homemade goods in the designated Artisan Market for $25.
Business within 5 blocks or 1/2 mile of the route - $175Business within 5 blocks or 1/2 mile (whichever is further) of the event route can get a spot on the street to sell, promote or engage for $175.
Mobile food vendor - $300Licensed Minneapolis mobile food vehicle vendors, limited mobile vendors and seasonal food permit holders that are located further than 5 blocks or 1/2 mile from the route can get a spot on the street for $300 (all other businesses further than 5 blocks or 1/2 mile from the route are required to participate as a Block Sponsor at $500).
Block Sponsor - $500Any business, regardless of location, can get a spot on the street to sell, promote or engage and receive promotional benefits by becoming a Block Sponsor at $500. Benefits include listing in day-of event guide, social media highlight, and your event location on highlights event map.
Street Sponsor - $1000Any business, regardless of location, can get a spot on the street to sell, promote or engage and receive promotional benefits by becoming a Street Sponsor at $1000. Benefits include all Block Sponsor benefits and logo in event emails, all printed materials, and event web page.
Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis, and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Open Streets West Broadway is hosted locally by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. Open Streets Nicollet is hosted locally by the Kingfield and Lyndale Neighborhood Associations.