This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Once again, Salt Lake City will host Open Streets to help support businesses, strengthen our economy, and welcome people back to the heart of our community. Dee Brewer, head of the Downtown Alliance, is here to tell us how you can participate.


Open Streets is an invitation to enjoy 150 restaurants and bars and more than 100 local and downtown-only retailers. Main Street from 400 South to South Temple will be Closed to cars and open to pedestrians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon to Midnight, beginning May 27.

Businesses will be extending their service areas onto the sidewalks for more outdoor dining and shopping, and a mix of musicians, buskers and artists will bring a spirit of creativity and celebration on Main Street, from Exchange Place to the City Creek.

The opening weekend of Open Streets will be augmented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Busker Fest, featuring 30 nightly performances on Main, Regent Street, Gallivan and Exchange Place.

Per CDC guidelines, masks are welcome but not required outdoors. However, some restaurants and shops require face coverings within their premises. So come downtown and join us any weekend evening to celebrate Open Streets.


The Downtown Alliance works to building a dynamic and diverse community, making Salt Lake the center for culture, commerce, and entertainment. For more information, visit I’m Derek Miller, of the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is “Speaking on Business.”