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Open Streets

Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Last Date:

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, between Good Hope Road SE and Morris Road SE

Open Streets in Your Neighborhood is kicking off with Ward 8’s Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE! The event will close 0.3 miles of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE to cars and open them to people to ride, bike, walk, socialize, and participate in exciting programming! The main stage will feature music, entertainment, and demonstrations, with one activation zone along the Open Streets route providing opportunities to join a fitness class.  

Other anticipated activations include Double Dutch jump rope, a traffic garden, rollerblading, bike demonstrations, a photo booth, a protected bike lane that connects the route to the Anacostia Park trail, and much more!  

No cars, just people.

Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Open Streets Route/ Map

Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Open Streets Route/ Map

Featured Programming 

Children’s Traffic Garden  

Double Dutch 

Curb Extension Mural and Parklet 

Transportation Oasis 

Urban Forestry’s Tools of the Trade 

eBike Demonstration  

Live Art  


Featured Talent

Positive Chalk

Porch Fest DC







Social Assistant

Tai-Chi Haingi & Bagua

Dog Grooming

Olivia Henderson

Spoken word to Go-Go Champion



Bela Dona Band

Go-Go Band

DC Strings

We Fit Nation

Schedule of Events

How Do I Get Here?

Ditch the car and check out the various ways to get to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE instead. Brought to you by the District Department of Transportation's goDCgo team.

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Do You Have a Business Located on the Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Route? 

If you are a business on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, located between Good Hope Road and Morris Road, click our link to apply and activate the public right-of-way in front of your store!

All applications are due on Sunday, May 1st.