Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grab your walking shoes, bike, and skates, and enjoy free entertainment and activities along the 2.5-mile Open Streets route on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Garden Grove streets will be closed to cars, and open to all forms of non-motorized active transportation for walking, biking, skating, and more. An After Party will continue on Historic Main Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Open Streets route spans from Garden Grove Boulevard at West Street, to Acacia Parkway and Historic Main Street. Zones and program highlights of activities and interactive demonstrations include:

  1. Zone 1 (8th Street): Cottage Industries Garden Party. Don’t have a bicycle? Stop by the loaner bike station, and follow the 20-foot Bali Celebration Flags to garden-themed artisans, kids’ activities, and an iced coffee van.
  2. Zone 2 and 3 (Garden Grove Boulevard): zip lines, 15-foot spinning orbitron, wine tasting, and electric bicycles.
  3. Zone 4 (West Street, Morgan Lane, Dorada Avenue, College Avenue, and 9th Street): neighborhood greenway. Twenty homes along the route will feature recycled bike art sculptures.
  4. Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (Acacia Parkway): surrey bike rentals, food trucks, SK8 Open Streets (pop-up skate park), Vans shoe car, Anaheim Ducks Street Team, sports zone, race train depot, giant Adirondack photo op, rock wall, 4-D interactive chalk art, Fixie bike races, and a dog agility show and expo.
  5. Zone 10 (Historic Main Street): After Party, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live rock band, “The Answer,” beer garden, art activities, and strolling performers.

Through Saturday, April 1, the City is hosting a social media challenge, where friends and followers of Garden Grove Open Streets Facebook page can share their best bicycle photo through a private message, or tag @ggopenstreets or #ggopenstreets in the post, for a chance to win a prize. All submissions will be featured on Garden Grove Open Streets Facebook page. The photo with the most shares will win. Winner will be announced at the event.

For event details and updates, visit www.ggopenstreets.com, or @ggopenstreets on Facebook.

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