Open Streets

Georgia Avenue – October 2, 2021

Open Streets DC - Georgia Avenue
Last Date:

Georgia Ave NW from Missouri Ave to Barry Place

Open Streets will close three miles of Georgia Avenue to cars and open the street for people to walk, bike, scoot, and play! Five activation zones along the route will host hourly programmed classes and demonstrations including yoga, drum circles, double dutch, traffic gardens, pop-up bike lanes, dancing, and more! Businesses along the route will also provide space for outdoor dining and retail. The event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities! No cars, just people.

Event Schedule

The event schedule below includes the programmed activities at the five activation areas along the route. The times and activities are subject to change.

Map of the Georgia Avenue Open Streets event on Oct 2nd

Activation Zone


Time Slot


 Spin Zone


Georgia Avenue & Kennedy Street


Class on how drumming circles create community


Senior Stepper's Performance


Double Dutch Exercise Activity


Gearin' Up Bike's Bicycle Safety Clinic


Capoeira Barro Vermelho's Capoeira Angola Performance

Class Zone Presented by Lyft


Georgia Avenue & Arkansas Avenue


Skate DC's Learn to Skate Clinic


Yoga Height's Flow Yoga Fitness Class


Petworth Fitness's Group Aerobic Exercise Class


Wutoh's Mixed Martial Arts Exercise Class


Wutoh's Mixed Martial Arts Exercise Class

Traffic Garden Presented by Lime


Georgia Avenue & Kansas Avenue


Discover Traffic Gardens's Kids Activity

Class Zone Presented by Bird


Georgia Avenue & Kenyon Street


November Project's Circuit-Style Fitness Class


Twist and Turns's Group Aerobics Class


Yoga Heights' Flow Yoga Fitness Class


Capoeira Beginners Capoeira Exercise Class


Light House Yoga's Kundalini Yoga Class

Reduce Energy Use DC Pavilion


Georgia Avenue & New Hampshire Avenue


Marsha and The Positrons' Kids Indie Music Band Performance


 La Marvela's All-Woman Columbian Music Band Performance


Baba Ras D's The HARAMBEE Experience Performance


The Honey Larks' Blues Music Performance


UCB's Go-Go Music Performance

Howard University Marching Band

Georgia Avenue & Barry Place


 Howard University's Marching Band Performance


Event Map


DDOT would like to thank our sponsors of the Georgia Avenue Open Streets event!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


When will Georgia Avenue be closed to vehicles?

Saturday, October 2nd from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. No vehicle access can occur for any reason.

When do parked cars need to be removed from Georgia Avenue NW?

Parking restrictions on Georgia Avenue begin, Saturday, October 2nd at 2 a.m. through 5 p.m. DPW and MPD will begin towing at 6 a.m. The towing will be a "courtesy tow" to a vacant, legal spot nearby.

Can people park on side streets that are blocked off but not part of the event?

DDOT and MPD will have officers located at appropriate locations on the cross-streets to direct traffic to detour routes. These officers will allow local residents to park on the streets adjacent to Georgia Avenue NW but not on Georgia Avenue NW.

Will this event happen if it rains?

The great thing about Open Streets is that you can cycle, run, or walk in any weather! The event will happen rain or shine, but some programming areas may be modified along the route to accommodate the weather.

Can I bring my kids/ stroller/pets/etc?

Open Streets is open to people of all ages and abilities. There will be a range of events for children and adults as well as places along the event to sit and rest. There will be activities that are more strenuous such as a rock wall as well as activities aimed at older adults and younger children. 

What should I bring with me?

While you do not need to bring anything with you, you may want to bring a water bottle and comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the weather - this event happens rain or shine! This is also a great event to bring your bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or other sets of (non-motorized) wheels or rent a Capital Bikeshare bike at one of our many stations along the route. There are stores and restaurants along the route where you can purchase food or beverages and refill your water bottle. You may wish to bring a backpack as many of the businesses and community organizations will be passing out free swag to participants.

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