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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 am 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 Eccles Theater between 6pm and 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. 

Dozens of restaurants and bars
More than 150 downtown restaurants and bars, and more than 100 local and downtown-only retailers are excited to welcome you to the heart of the city. 

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! Open Streets is a family-friendly, come-one-come-all urban experience. 


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.

What will I find at Open Streets?

You will find outdoor dining, music, buskers, dancers and all kinds of friendly folks. Main Street is Salt Lake City's urban living room, where world-travelers and SLC locals become convivial neighbors. 

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. If you have other questions about business participation in Open Streets, or the downtown activities and events, please contact

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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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