Discover! Engage! Play! Celebrate! all on one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular thoroughfares, but without cars. Open Streets Fort Lauderdale will transform N. Andrews Avenue into a fun, activity filled "playground" for recreational activities, such as walking, skating, bicycling, dancing, rollerblading, and more. If you really want to see firsthand what Open Streets is all about check out the photo gallery below.
Open Streets Flyer
Open Streets Route
Open Streets Scheduled Events
Open Streets Activities
Open Streets Traffic Alert
Free Bike Valet
Connect With Us
Open Streets 2015 Photo Gallery
Please be sure to check back regularly. New events will be added as they are received.
All activities start at City Hall between NE 1st and NE 2nd Street by the DJ stand.
|10:00 a.m.||Group Bike Ride with City Officials|
|10:30 a.m.||Zumba with Cindy|
|11:00 a.m.||One-Mile Fun Run|
|11:30 a.m.||Encore Dance Theater Performance|
|12:00 p.m.||Gold Coast Derby Grrls Group Skate|
|12:30 p.m.||African Dance with Narsha|
|1:00 p.m.||Fort Lauderdale High Marching Band and Cheerleaders|
|1:30 p.m.||GirlTrek Walk|
|2:00 p.m.||Zumba with Kathy|
|2:30 p.m.||Parade with all Modes of Transportation (except cars) and Day of the Dead Puppets|
Be sure to check out the Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza while you're at Open Streets. Children, teens, and adults will have an opportunity to view, climb on, and operate a fire engine, fire-rescue and ladder trucks, a front loader, SWAT and bomb squad vehicles, bucket trucks, a school bus, marine patrol boat, electric cart, and more. Free shuttle service will be provided by the Sun Trolley to transport you between the Open Streets and Big Toy & Truck events.
Open Streets Fort Lauderdale offers a variety of family-friendly recreational, cultural, educational and safety-related activities throughout the day, many of which encourage attendees to get involved. Make sure to keep checking back as new activities are being added every day.
Click here to view the activities map.
|Zumba||Ribbon Poi||Dan Marino Foundation Pep Rally|
|Bike safety and repair||YMCA Y-Fit||B-cycle bike sharing|
|Drum and Flow zone||South Florida Flow Jams||Espresso and coffee bar|
|FLIPANY bike training station||Bike helmet fitting station||Dance class demonstrations|
||Gold Coast Derby Grrls*
||Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale|
|Bike Rodeo||Live Music and DJ's||On-street parklets|
|Bicycle helmet fitting||Cornhole Games||Hoola hoops|
|South Florida Commuter Services||F.A.T. Village Open Galleries||Recyclable Bicycle Exchange
|Tap, jazz, and hip-hop classes||Face painting||GirlTrek walk|
|Zumba||Soccer||Free bicycle registration|
|FDOT Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow pedestrian safety activity
||Free bike registration by Fort Lauderdale Police Department
||Puppet Network/Florida Day of the Dead
| WalkSafe pedestrian demonstrations
||Four Square, Hopscotch, Bean Bags and Double Dutch
||Life-size checkers, chess and Connect 4
|Fort Lauderdale High School Marching Band with drumline and dancers
||BC Surf & Sport skate team||Blood pressure screenings|
|Food trucks & DJs||Kids Bike Rodeo||Bolo Toss|
|Beach ball giveaway||Parklets||Bicycle stunt demonstrations|
|Foosball||Know the Rules of the Road Plinko||Inflatable football kick & catch|
The following traffic restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Open Streets Fort Lauderdale event. These restrictions will affect N. Andrews Avenue and surrounding neighborhoods. Motorists should expect traffic delays in and around the affected area and are encouraged to follow posted detour signs and travel slowly in the area to ensure the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists.
Full Road Closures
- N Andrews Avenue between NE/NW 1 Street and NE/NW 7 Street
- NW 1 Avenue between NW 6 Street/Sistrunk Boulevard and NW 5 Street
- NW 5 Street between N Andrews Avenue and NW Flagler Avenue
- NW Flagler Avenue between NW 4 Street and NW 5 Street
- NW 2 Street between N Andrews Avenue and NW 1 Avenue/Brickell Avenue
- Northbound traffic on S Andrews Avenue will be detoured east on E Broward Boulevard to NE 3 Avenue.
- Southbound traffic on N Andrews Avenue will be detoured east on E Sunrise Boulevard to NE 4 Avenue.
- Westbound traffic on NW 4 Street will be detoured to NW 7 Avenue/Avenue of the Arts to NW 6 Street/Sistrunk Boulevard.
- Eastbound traffic on NE 4 Street will be detoured to NE 3 Avenue and then to NE 6 Street/Sistrunk Boulevard.
Other important information
- The intersection of NE/NW 6 Street/Sistrunk Boulevard and N Andrews Avenue will remain open for east-west traffic. Single lane closures should be expected.
- Southbound traffic on N Flagler Drive may exit north to N Andrews Avenue.
Why not consider an environmentally-friendly approach to getting to Open Streets ? Leave your car at home and either walk, bike, carpool, or take advantage of one of the many alternative modes of transportation below that will get you to the event. By doing so you'll save gas and energy, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and avoid the hassle of sitting in traffic and finding parking.
Expanded Sun Trolley Services
South Florida Commuter Services is sponsoring expanded Sun Trolley service to and from northwest Fort Lauderdale, as well as between the Big Toy & Truck and Open Streets events. Just wave at the Sun Trolley along the route anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., hop on, and you'll be at Open Streets in no time.
Ride your bike to Open Streets and park it in a safe location using the FREE Bike Valet. Check back soon for the Bike Valet location.
Parking is available for daily rates at the City Hall Parking Garage located on NE 2nd Street between N Andrews Avenue and NE 3rd Avenue. The parking garage can be accessed by taking NE 3rd Avenue to NE 1st Street or NE 2nd Street.
We invite you to connect with us using social media to "follow" the City of Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and "like," "share," "retweet," and "favorite" Open Streets and other City news and happenings. Be sure to use #OpenStreetsFTL in your social media posts and "join" the Open Streets Facebook event page for updates, pop quizzes, trivia and just fun facts about Open Streets. While you're there "share," and let us know you'll be there.
Open Streets Fort Lauderdale 2015
Updated on September 11, 2016 3:00 PM
The second annual Open Streets Fort Lauderdale event took place November 22, 2015 on E. Las Olas Boulevard in partnership with Winterfest Family Fun Day. The day started off with record-breaking attendance and people of all ages came out to walk, bike, exercise, dance, rollerblade, skateboard, socialize, and more in a safe, car-free environment. Although the event was cut short due to tornado warnings and bad weather, everyone had a great time while it lasted. We hope you'll join us Oct. 15, 2016 for the next Open Streets event set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the new route on N. Andrews Avenue from N.E. 1st Street to Flagler Drive.