The sixth annual Fairfax Streets for People encourages playfulness and creativity in the open street in downtown Fairfax for the afternoon of SUNDAY, August 27, 2017!
Sustainable Fairfax and the Fairfax Chamber are hosting the sixth annual Streets for People; an Open Streets event in downtown Fairfax, on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. The event transforms Bolinas Road in downtown Fairfax into a lively car-free space for a day.
FOOD, MUSIC AND FUN: Catch live music, grab a bite to eat or drink at an outdoor café, find a new outfit at the clothing swap, take a free yoga class, get creative with chalk art in the street, chair painting or other art projects, try out a temporary tattoo, connect with friends, join a dance class… or just dance… and more!
This year, there will be a SUMMER OF LOVE flavor at this event, and you are encouraged to dress the part! There will be open dancing to 60s music- schedule coming soon.
YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE: This year the Youth Music Showcase will be in Bolinas Park featuring young talented musicians and singers. There will also be fun activities in the park for youth and adults alike, including hula hooping- a tradition at Streets for People.
EDUCATION: Outreach tables by nonprofits and local agencies will provide information and resources focusing on sustainability and community.
TRANSIT ALLEY: The event celebrates alternative transportation and will feature Transit Alley, with biking, walking and public transportation related exhibits as part of Sustainable Fairfax’s ReduceX2 campaign. You will have the opportunity to practice loading a bike on a Golden Gate Transit bus and enter a drawing for free bus passes!
ZERO WASTE: Bring your reusable water bottle to the US PURE WATER water station. Also be sure to use the silverware provided by Sustainable Fairfax at the food stands on the street (and place them in the buckets provided after use). There will be composting and recycling stations available on the street.
OPEN STREETS MOVEMENT: Streets for People is part of a national and international movement of Open Streets events, inspired by Ciclovía, a successful weekly event in Bogotá, Columbia that opens over 70 of miles of city streets to citizens for outdoor physical activity, attracting up to 2 million participants. “It is the diversity of people in a common space which allows for a rich community fabric in which each citizen is a thread,” says Renee Goddard of Sustainable Fairfax. “The vision behind Fairfax’s Streets for People is to create community resiliency and positive spirit. It’s a celebration of what makes Fairfax unique, and a fun opportunity to stimulate our local economy.”
BIKE, BUS OR WALK TO THE EVENT! Free bike valet service will be provided in the parking lot next to Gestalt.