Making Space: Open Streets BTV 2020

Join us all summer long as we close streets for cars and open for business! 

Every Saturday all summer long, our local small businesses will spill out into the street to offer safe dining and shopping experiences for you and your family. 

Open Streets provides people with places to mingle, play, and shop, all while promoting healthy living and active transportation.

In this COVID era, Open Streets is continuing its mission of utilizing public space for community engagement and helping give our small business community a fighting chance. From June through August, Cherry St, College St, Center St, Bank St and S. Champlain St will close every Saturday allowing some of your favorite restaurants and shops to vend safely outdoors. 

The goals of Open Streets are to 1) Increase health and physical activity of Burlington-area residents; 2) activate and celebrate the streets, showcasing projects that support active transportation; 3) build community in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods; and 4) increase economic opportunities for local businesses.