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Open Streets

7th Street, NW

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On 7th Street NW, between Florida Avenue NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

We are thrilled to bring the first Signature Open Streets event of the year through Downtown! 

This 1 ½ mile route will connect Shaw, Mount Vernon Square, Chinatown, and Penn Quarter as people ride, bike, walk, socialize, and participate in programming planned exclusively for 7th Street!  

Open Streets is designed for people of all ages and backgrounds. Want to ride uninterrupted across multiple different neighborhoods? Care to join a dancing or fitness class with your friends? Do you prefer to sit back and enjoy the line-up of diverse musical performances? How about bringing the kids out to enjoy family-friendly activities in one of downtown’s most popular corridors without the worry of traffic?  

All of these are possible at the 7th Street Open Streets event! Kick-off the summer with a safe and exciting way to enjoy our streets!  

No cars, just people.

7th Street Open Streets Route Map (Download PDF)

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Featured Programming  

Bike Rodeo

  1. Pop Up Bike Lane

  2. eBike Demonstration

  3. Pop Up Arboretum and Tools of the Trade

  4. Silent Disco

  5. Double Dutch

  6. Kids Zone and Bouncy House

  7. Curb Extension Mural and Parklet 

    Transportation Oasis  

    eBike Demonstration 

    Go-Go Band  

    Live Art  

    Fitness Classes

  8. Semi-Truck Blind Spot Demonstration

  9.   Virtual Reality  


  10. Schedule of Events

  11. Rollo Rollerblading Lessons

  12. LIME Scooter Lessons

  13. 5Iron’s Golf Putting

  14. Grow Parklet’s Dirt Stamping

  15. Ivy and Coney’s Baseball Pitching 

  1. Featured Talent 

  2. Uncalled 4 Band

  3. Chalk Riot

  4. Luis Garay

  5. Wong People Kung Fu Association

  6. Too Much Talent Band

  7. Izis La Enfermera de la Salsa

  8. Rollo 

  9. Chalk Positive

  10. The DC Wheels

How Do I Get Here?  

Ditch the car and take Metro to any of the following stations:

Shaw – Howard Univ (Yellow/Green lines)

Mt Vernon Sq 7th St – Convention Center (Yellow/Green lines)

Gallery Pl – Chinatown (Yellow/Green/Red lines)

Archives – Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter (Yellow/Green lines)

For more info on alternate ways to get to Open Streets, check out your options HERE.

Take Our Survey

What did you think of our event? Take this survey and let us know! We always strive to make sure Open Streets is a memorable and exciting experience for all.

Featured Businesses 

  1. Wanda’s on 7th
  2. VIDA Fitness
  3. Morris American Bar
  4. Five Iron Golf DC
  5. Hill Country Barbeque Market
  6. The Yoga Shala DC
  7. Dacha Beer Garden
  8. Ivy and Coney
  9. Stop Smack’N Restaurant
  10. Jake’s Tavern
  11. Foxtrot Market
  12. Hue2Foundation
  13. FishScale Inc
  14. Bread for the City

Do You Have a Business Located on the 7th Street Route? 

If you are a business on 7th Street NW, located between Florida Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, click our link to apply and activate the public right-of-way in front of your store!

All applications are due on Sunday, May 8.

Virtual business information sessions will be hosted on the morning of April 18, 2022, and the afternoon of April 19, 2022, before the application due date.

If you were unable to attend a session, please see the recording below that provides all relevant information about Open Streets and business participation. Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or require assistance.

Volunteer With Us!  

Interested in volunteering for the day of on 7th Street NW? Please follow this link to fill out the form!

Sponsor Us! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Signature 7th Street Open Streets? Contact us at [email protected]

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