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Info for Exhibitors/Food Vendors, Fitness/Sports Leaders, Performers/Entertainers

How do I sign up?
Exhibitors, performers, and food vendors can sign up on line when the applications are open for the 2022 festival in the spring of 2022.

Health Precautions
When we hold the festival outdoors, we want everyone to enjoy their Streets Alive! experience and feel safe.  If conditions warrant, we institute precautions like masking and distancing to protect community health.

When and where is it?
The date and location of the 2022 festival will be announced in the spring of 2022.
 The route typically includes neighborhood parks, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, neighborhood organizations, and areas of neighborhood interest. 

Where will the exhibitors, fitness class or sports demonstrators, performers, and food vendors be located?
There will be assigned locations all along the route. Exhibitors have an assigned table number. Performers and sports demos have assigned locations. 


Where do exhibitors, performers, and fitness leaders park? 
There will be designated parking near the festival route.

What streets will be closed?
Closed streets will be listed after the 2022 date and location are announced.

Where do food vendors park?

Food vendors and farmer's markets can unload, set up, and park produce vans at their designated route locations between 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM on the festival date. Cars can be parked at the designated lots.

If the route is closed, do I have to carry my things from my car?
All exhibitors are asked to set up from 11:00 AM to 12:15 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! Outdoors?
Contact us about sponsoring the 2022 Streets Alive festival.
 
What are the volunteer opportunities with Streets Alive!?  
Volunteer opportunities are listed on the Volunteer page.

Where do volunteers and sponsors park?
There will be designated parking near the festival route.

What streets will be closed?
Closed streets will be listed after the 2022 date and location are announced.

Health Precautions
When we hold the festival outdoors, we want everyone to enjoy their Streets Alive! experience and feel safe.  If conditions warrant, we institute precautions like masking and distancing to protect community health.

Info For Those Attending

What is Streets Alive! Outdoors?
Streets Alive!
 is a FREE family friendly afternoon of fun. A nearly two mile stretch of Lincoln streets in the host 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. also available from information booths at Streets Alive! 

When and where is it?
The date and location of the 2022 festival will be announced in the spring of 2022. The route typically includes neighborhood parks, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, neighborhood organizations, and areas of neighborhood interest. 

Health Precautions
When we hold the festival outdoors, we want everyone to enjoy their Streets Alive! experience and feel safe.  If conditions warrant, we institute precautions like masking and distancing to protect community health.

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 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM. You can join anywhere along the nearly two mile route.

Where can attendees park?
We encourage visitors to walk or bike to Streets Alive! but there will also be designated parking near the route.

What streets will be closed?
Closed streets will be listed after the 2022 date and location are announced.

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 in the 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.  If you participate in the fun run/dog walk before the festival begins, you must be registered for the run.

Do I have to be there the entire time?
No. Enjoy the event any time from 1:00-4:30 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 3:30 PM, but the fun will continue until 4:30 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 will be available at the "food court".

How do I know where the performers are?
All performances will be listed on an entertainment schedule and event brochure.

What should I wear? 
To make your one and one half 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.