Streets Alive!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Info for Exhibitors, Performers (Entertainers/Fitness), Food Vendors

How do I sign up to exhibit or entertain?
Sign up will be open in June, 2018.  The event date will be announced in spring.  Contact Ashley Carlson about the 2018 event.

When and where is it?
The 2018 Streets Alive! date will be announced in the spring,  It will be hosted by the Belmont Neighborhood. The route will include neighborhood parks, walking and biking trails, neighborhood businesses and organizations, and areas of neighborhood interest.  

Where will the exhibitors, performers (entertainers and fitness demonstrations) and food vendors be located?
There will be assigned locations all along the route.   Maps will be available closer to the event date.

Where do exhibitors, performers park?
The streets following the route will be closed to traffic and parking the day of the event. In order to accommodate everyone in the area on the day of the event, there will be a variety of parking lots available in the vicinity of the route:

- Belmont Elementary School (N. 14th and Manatt - north side of school)
- Praise Chapel Church (N. 12th & Fairfield)
- Max E. Roper Park (8th & Judson) - Parking lot is within route/may leave after 5pm
- Belmont Baptist Church (3424 N.14th - across from Belmont School)

- St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church (3330 N.13th)
- Belmont Community Center (N.12th & Knox) - Parking lot is within route/may leave after 5pm
- Goodrich Middle School (2200 Dodge - off 22nd and Superior)
- Belmont Pool Parking Lot (12th & Manatt) - Parking lot is within route/may leave after 5pm

 You can find these lots noted on the 2018 event map when it is available closer to the event date. 

After 12:30 PM, the following streets will be closed off:

- N. 12th Street (Judson St. to Knox St.)
- Knox Street (Judson St. to N. 9th St.)
- N.9th (from Knox St. to Benton St.)
- Judson ( from N.9th to Max E. Roper Park)
- Groveland ( from Max E. Roper Park to N.9th)
- Benton Street (N.9th St. to N.13th St.)
- N.13th (Benton St. to Manatt St.)

Where do food vendors park?
Food vendors and farmer's markets can unload, set up, and park in the "food court" designated parking between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM on the festival date.  The food court will be located in the Educare parking lot, 3435 North 14th.  Educare is adjacent to Belmont Elementary.

If the route is closed, do I have to carry my things from my car?
All exhibitors are asked to set up from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. During this designated time you will be able to drive your car onto the route, closer to your assigned booth area to unload for the event.  Please time your arrival accordingly as we will not be able to provide these accommodations after 12:30 pm for the safety of our participants, exhibitors, and volunteers.

How much time do I have to set up for a performance?
Performers will have 15 minutes before their performance and 15 minutes after their performance to set up and take down unless other arrangements have been made.  The stages will be ready, so both should be minimal. There will be volunteers staffing information booths near your stage to assist you. 

Do exhibitors and food vendors have to stay the entire time?
There will be many activities starting at different times throughout the afternoon. To offer those that arrive later in the day the same experience as those that arrive earlier, we ask that your booth is staffed the entire time.

Info for Sponsors, Volunteers

How can I be a sponsor of Streets Alive!?
Sponsorships for the 2018 Streets Alive! will be open in February of 2018.  You can also be a sponsor for our Streets Alive! Community Development Project at any time.  Find out more.  If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 Streets Alive!, contact Ashley Carlson .
 
What are the volunteer opportunities with Streets Alive!?  
Volunteer opportunities are listed on the Volunteer page.

Info For Those Attending

What is Streets Alive!?
Streets Alive!
 is a FREE family friendly afternoon of fun. A 2 mile stretch of Lincoln streets in the Belmont neighborhood will be closed to motorized vehicles and open for all human-powered transportation. Streets Alive! is a FREE community event that promotes active living and healthy nutrition in a fun and interactive way.

What will be there?
At Streets Alive! the route is lined with fun activities, entertainment, fitness demonstrations, and free health and wellness information. You can sing or dance along with entertainers, walk, skate or bike down the trail, taste yummy healthy food and beverages, and find great health and wellness resources.  Maps and entertainment schedules will be available closer to the date of the 2018 event.

When and where is it?
The 2018 Streets Alive! festival will be hosted by the Belmont neighborhood.  The route will include neighborhood parks, walking and biking trails, neighborhood businesses and organizations, and areas of neighborhood interest.  The date will be announced in the spring.

Who can come?
Everyone is welcome! We encourage anyone who can walk, ride a bike, propel a wheelchair or push a stroller to get out and enjoy the event anytime between 1pm and 5pm. You can join anywhere along the 2 mile route.

Where can attendees park?
There are a variety of parking areas available for public use during the event:
- Belmont Elementary School (N. 14th and Manatt - north side of school)
- Belmont Baptist Church (3424 N.14th - across from Belmont School)
- St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church (3330 N.13th)
- Goodrich Middle School (2200 Dodge - off 22nd and Superior)

Is this event pet friendly?
Yes! We will even have a exhibitors of interest along the route for your furry friend. Please keep all pets on a leash and be sure to clean up any pet waste appropriately.

How much does it cost?
Streets Alive!
is a FREE event! There will be fresh fruits and vegetables available for sale Farmer’s Market/Food Truck Area from local businesses and food trucks.

Do festival goers have to sign-up?
No. This event is open to the public and requires no registration.

What streets will be closed?
After 12:30 p.m., these streets will be closed:

- N. 12th Street (Judson St. to Knox St.)
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Knox Street (Judson St. to N. 9th St.)
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N.9th (from Knox St. to Benton St.)
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Judson ( from N.9th to Max E. Roper Park)
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Groveland ( from Max E. Roper Park to N.9th)
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Benton Street (N.9th St. to N.13th St.)
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N.13th (Benton St. to Manatt St.)

Do I have to be there the entire time?
No. Enjoy the event any time from 1-5 PM. Come for as long as you like at any point during that time. To see everything along the route, we recommend you come by 4 PM, but the fun will continue until 5 PM!

Will there be food and drink?
Often healthy snacks and water are provided by our sponsors as well as many other exhibitors along the route. Fresh farm produce from and tasty food from several food vendors will be available at the "food court".

How do I know where the performers are?
Maps and entertainment schedules will be available closer to the date of the 2018 event.

What should I wear? 
To make your 2 mile journey more enjoyable, we recommend wearing athletic shoes to protect your feet and clothing that allows you to move comfortably.  If you want to try a new fun way to stay active, put on your workout gear and join us at the fitness stages.

What should I bring?
Bring your bike, roller blades, skate board, stroller, or anything you enjoy using in outdoor play. Be prepared to have fun like you did as a child.

Does the route only go one direction and is there a starting point?
You can join the event at any spot along the route as there is no designated starting point, no right or wrong direction, and no required length! Open street events like Streets Alive! allow you to make it your own by experiencing as much or as little of the route as you would like. 

How will the event impact the residents and businesses along the route?
Residents and businesses along the route are in the best position to take advantage of everything this event has to offer.  There will be off-duty Lincoln Police Department officers on hand to assist people trying to get to locations along the route. Residents and businesses will receive notification of the street closures and alternative parking options. Streets will be closed to driving and parking from 7 am to 5 pm the day of the event.  Please be sure to move your vehicles to a designated parking area or on street parking off the route.  We apologize for any inconvenience and are committed to working with residents, businesses, and community based organizations to ensure that any negative impacts are minimized through thoughtful advanced planning, collaboration and outreach. Please contact PHL if you have any questions/concerns at 402-430-9940.