Open Streets

12th Street NE

Next Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2022 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

On 12th Street NE, between Monroe Street NE and Franklin Street NE

Open Streets in Your Neighborhood is coming to Ward 5’s 12th Street NE at the end of August! The event will close half a mile of 12th Street NE to cars and open them up to people to ride, bike, walk, socialize, and participate in fun programming, just in time for school!

12th Street NE is known for its quaint, corner-street businesses – check out the amazing flavors and styles that make the Brookland neighborhood special. The neighborhood is also home to a variety of cultural, religious, and historical landmarks and institutions, such as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a Franciscan monastery, Catholic University of America, and Trinity Washington University. 

We will feature educational programming specifically geared towards children of all ages and abilities. You won’t want to miss this Open Streets event!

No cars, just people.

12th Street NE Open Streets Route Map

Featured Programming

Schedule of Events

Classes and Demonstrations

Featured Talent

Featured Businesses

How Do I Get Here?

Take Our Survey!

Do You Have a Business Located on the 12th Street Route?



If you are a business on 12th Street NE, located between Monroe and Franklin Streets NE, click our link to apply and activate the public right-of-way in front of your store! 

All applications are due on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

The Open Streets team will notify you if your application has been approved by Friday, August 19th.

Sponsor Us!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 12th Street NE Open Streets? Contact us at [email protected]

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