Get your spot at Open Streets!
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. Please contact us.
Everything about getting your spot on the street:
Food and drink distribution requires providing an accepted food license type or submitting a Short Term Food Permit Application. Details provided on the permit page and in your signup confirmation email.
Selling anything requires submitting a Operator Certificate of Compliance (ST19) form. Details provided on the permit page and in your signup confirmation email.
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.
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.
Participation cost and eligibility* is determined by your organization type and activities. Prices vary by your entity type and activities. You may pay by credit card, check, PayPal or cash. 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.
Artists, 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.
Businesses located on or immediately adjacent to the event route can get a spot on the street to sell, promote or engage for $75.
Registered nonprofits can get a spot on the street to promote or engage for $75.
Small, home-based arts and crafts vendors can get a spot on the street to sell homemade goods in the designated Artisan Market for $25. Food vendors are not eligible to be in the Artisan Market. Artisan Market vendors will only be placed in the Artisan Market area, which will be listed on the event map. Your specific business and activity description will not be listed on the event map.
Business 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.
Licensed 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).
Sponsor a Block! Your support is crucial to making Open Streets happen. As a Block Sponsor, you will receive: a prime spot on the street, listing in online and printed event highlights map, logo on event website, emails and day-of event guide and highlight of your activity on Open Streets Facebook event page.
Sponsor a Street! Your support is crucial to making Open Streets happen. As a Street Sponsor, you will receive: a prime stop on the street with option for multiple or larger locations on the street, listing in online and printed event highlights map, logo on event website, emails and day-of event guide, highlight of your activity on Open Streets Facebook event page, logo on event posters and door hangers, large highlight of your booth and activity in day-of event guide, up to five event shirts and posters for your staff or volunteers.
* Costs for participating in only the Nicollet or West Broadway events will vary. See the Nicollet or West Broadway event pages for details.
It will take about 5 minutes to complete your application:
Select which Open Streets event(s) you want a spot at
Select your participation type
Provide information about permits (if applicable)
Provide information about your planned activities
Upon completing your application, you will receive confirmation emails that will include:
Sign up confirmation
An invoice and payment instructions (if applicable)
Event details and next steps