This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Open Streets is back in downtown Salt Lake City and better than ever. You might think you know what to expect, but get ready to be surprised and delighted by this year’s new improvements. Josh Jones with the Downtown Alliance joins us with more.

Josh Jones:
Derek, imagine an urban mini golf course, free yoga sessions, a silent disco, muralists, and lots of free concerts, all of it cascading down Main Street every Friday and Saturday this October.

This Open Streets is actually a packed confetti cannon of fun thanks to our BLOCKS team who have curated talented artists and programmers from all across the valley.

AND, the best part: it is entirely free. Each weekend has different activities and entertainment, so be sure to check out our website for what’s happening this weekend.

We hope the community will wander down to Main Street without a ticket and explore and discover their city. There are more than 170 bars and restaurants downtown, and more than 30 on Main Street alone! Plus, some of the most unique shopping and retail outlets in the region.

Main Street is the family room for our community. It is the place we gather, to have fun, to see each other, to be neighbors, we hope to see you there.

Derek Miller:
Be sure to check out Open Streets in downtown Salt Lake City every Friday and Saturday, noon to 1 a.m., for the rest of the month and discover the urban playground awaiting pedestrians. For more information, visit the Open Streets webpage. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.