Play in the Streets!
What Is Streets Alive! ?
Outdoor Movement Fun
Streets Alive! is an outdoor movement festival celebrated in cities across America and the world that cordons off a section of a city to let people literally play in the streets.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln brought the Streets Alive! concept to Lincoln starting in 2010 as an annual event. Streets Alive! is a FREE community event that promotes active living and healthy nutrition in a fun and interactive way.
Hosted by the Belmont neighborhood, in 2017 and 2018 Streets Alive! Festival is a mobile festival that moves to a new neighborhood every two years. Streets Alive! welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the city each year. This year, the Belmont neighborhood will again co-host the event with Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln. The nearly 2 mile traffic free festival route includes parks, walking and biking trails, community gardens, and areas of neighborhood interest. To leave a further impact on the neighborhoods that host, we collaborate with the host neighborhood residents, schools, businesses, faith communities and organization to identify a community project or program implement in coordination with Streets Alive! )See the Belmont neighborhood improvement project). If you are interested in being a volunteer (click link to learn more) at Streets Alive!, we'd love to have you.
Traffic Free, People and Pet Friendly
Streets Alive! encourages people to get off the couch, go outdoors and move up and down a stretch of city blocked off from traffic. Streets Alive! is a child, dog, and wheelchair friendly event. Visitors can bike, skate, walk, stroll, wheel (any kind of human powered traffic), or even dance their way down a route filled with exhibitors and entertainers. Learn About the History of Streets Alive! Festivals.
Exhibitions and Food
Streets Alive! provides an opportunity for Lincolnites of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to access free and useful information. Lincoln Streets Alive! festivals have included 100’s of diverse exhibitors that provide a wide variety health, wellness, fitness, support, care, and other information in an interactive and engaging way that included games, contests, and giveaways. Download an 2018 event schedule/exhibitor map.
You can leave your ipods and ipads at home during Streets Alive! because you won’t need them. There’s plenty of variety and diversity of great entertainment. Lincoln Streets Alive! performances have included music, dance, art, magic, theatre, join-in fitness classes and sports demonstrations, and more throughout the festival – something for everyone! Download an entertainment schedule.
Streets Alive Fun Run/Dog Walk
New this year, we've added a fun run before the festival! Before Streets Alive! officially kicks off at 1 PM, adults and kids of all ages and abilities can participate in a little under 2 mile fun run around the Streets Alive! festival route at 12:30 PM. If you'd like to run or walk with your dog, you can do that, too. Puppy people start a little later on the route at 12:35 - 12:40 PM. Learn more about the Fun Run/Dog Walk.
The 2018 Streets Alive! festival route will be a part of the NE150 Challenge! Participants can walk, bike, run, or skate their way through the route as a NE150 Challenge event. Sponsored by the Nebraska Sports Council, the challenge is an event-centric wellness program that tracks and rewards participation in locally owned and organized events.