May 06, 2021

Downtown SLC Open Streets - 
Closed to cars. Open for fun.

It’s time to come out and play in the street! Downtown SLC’s Main Street will be closed to cars and transformed into a pedestrian promenade each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon - close this summer.  Restaurants, bars and shops between 400 South and South Temple will extend their service onto the sidewalks. Musicians and other artists will welcome everyone each night.

Performers on the Promenade 
Downtown’s spacious Main Street corridor will be animated with buskers, activations and art performances from Exchange Place to City Creek Center between 6pm and 10pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Dozens of restaurants and bars
Over 150 restaurants and bars and over 100 local and downtown-only retailers are excited to welcome you back downtown

Discover Downtown 

Share the fun. Enter to win.
Share your Open Streets experience with us by using #OpenStreetsSLC on Instagram and you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes from downtown businesses.

Play safe. Play courteous. 
Please join us and help us create a safe experience for everyone! While CDC guidelines do not require masks outdoors, we request that you use face coverings where physical distancing is not possible. Please note that most restaurants and shops require face coverings within their premises.




Where do I park, how can I get around?

  • On-street paid parking throughout downtown
  • City Creek Center (First two hours are free!)
  • Paid parking garages are accessible via Gallivan Ave and Exchange Place
  • TRAX, Frontrunner and UTA busses (enjoy the free fare zone)
  • GREENbike 
  • Rideshare Services (Lyft, Uber)

Will ADA accommodations be provided?

Open Streets is for everyone. Main Street will have ADA ramps and access to all businesses.

Are masks required?

Per new CDC guidelines, masks are welcome but not required outdoors. However, many restaurants and shops require face coverings within their premises. Courteous compliance at businesses is appreciated.

What will I find at Open Streets?

You will find outdoor dining, music, buskers, dancers and all kinds of friendly people that have been cooped up for a year!, Open Streets is an invitation for everyone to safely enjoy downtown.

I’m a downtown business owner, how can I participate?

We encourage all downtown businesses to appeal to the thousands of people that come downtown for Open Streets each week. Use your social media, signs, merchandising, programming and customer base to associate your business with #OpenStreetsSLC activations.

Main Street businesses can find information and permitting requirements in the Open Streets Merchant Packet. Businesses can contact to learn more.

I am a downtown property owner, who can I contact with questions?

Contact to learn more. 

Barricades will block auto traffic on Main Street in both directions between Main Street and 400 South from noon until business close (around 1:00 am) on activation days (Th, Fr, Sa). Cross streets will remain open. 

Please contact for any questions about traffic or other impacts to downtown property owners.

How can I help spread the word about Open Streets?

Tell your friends and family! Share your experience by using the hashtag #OpenStreetsSLC on Instagram.

Open Streets Media Kit


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