These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

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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-midnight 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 city-goers each night.

So whether you dig into the plethora of dining options, browse at 100-plus stores or listen to live local music and performances, Downtown SLC Open Streets has a taste of fun for everyone.

Performers on the promenade

During Open Streets, the Main Street corridor is animated with buskers, activations and art performances from Exchange Place to City Creek Center between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thanks to a partnership with THE BLOCKS SLC, you'll find DJs, jugglers, Plein Air painters and cultural performances along Main Street.

These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

If you're looking for more art, you can take a colorful walking tour of downtown murals and public art gems with THE BLOCKS' Public Art & Mural Trail app. Start your walking tour by downloading the free app or by scanning any QR code on The BLOCKS plaques near 40-plus downtown murals.

Wine and dine

Summer events and festivals are back! Grabbing a bite, drink, or both is the perfect way to bookend your night out. Choose from 150+ downtown bars and restaurants that are currently open, many have expanded patio dining. You won't need to wander far to find a tasty stop! Check out some of downtown's newest restaurant openings like The Ivy, Varley and Curry Up Now, or sample culinary staples like Copper Onion, Takashi and Chile Tepin. Head over to for a full list of downtown restaurants to choose from.

Summer shopping

With two hours of complimentary parking, City Creek Center is a perfect location to start your Open Streets adventure. With several new store openings such as Piper & Scoot, Cotton On Kids and Paper Source plus familiar favorites like Nordstrom and H&M, you'll find price points and styles for everyone.

Don't forget to browse City Creek's sales and offers listings to find some killer deals while you're there. From City Creek Center, hit the open road and head south on Main Street to enjoy the rest of Open Streets and find additional shopping and dining opportunities.

These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

Play safe. Play courteous.

Please join us and help us create a safe experience for everyone! Masks are welcome but not required. Please note that most restaurants and shops require face coverings within their premises.

Open Streets' promotion of downtown vitality is a partnership between the Downtown Alliance, THE BLOCKS and Salt Lake City with generous support from Visit Salt Lake.

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