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:
- 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.
- Zone 2 and 3 (Garden Grove Boulevard): zip lines, 15-foot spinning orbitron, wine tasting, and electric bicycles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.