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Open Streets is returning Sunday, August 14, 2022!

It’s up to all of us to think about how we can re-imagine our streets to accommodate healthy activity during this time of social distancing. We’ll stay active online and in our neighborhood. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Stay tuned for more details. See you in 2022.

Making a Positive Impact

The Open Streets Ethnographic Field School

Learn about ethnographic methods in an applied research context: collect data, analyze it, and provide feedback to program stakeholders. Data will be collected on event day, August 16. The field school will be taught by Dr. Ricardo B. Contreras as a Summer 1 course under ANTH 460/560, for 6 credits. Details here.

Better Block Corvallis

A lending library of things people can borrow for neighborhood activities and events. Pieces require assembly, but that’s the point: you are imagining a space and making a place where people want to gather. 

The Open Streets Classroom

A University-Community Partnership for the Public Good. Our free February 27 forum will create tangible university-community collaborations for our August event. The keynote speaker is Dr. Adonia Lugo, a mobility justice advocate and anthropologist. Registration and more details here.

2022 Route… Coming Soon

Schedule in the works!

Sponsors can sign up to host an activity in a park or in the street.
If you live on the route, surprise us with something fun in your front yard or in the street in front of your home.

Activity host sign-ups for sponsors and neighbors are coming soon!

Need ideas? Check out some of our own or visit our photo gallery from past events. Pinterest is a great source, too.

What People Say

I LOVE this event! I love that it’s low-key and free and a manageable length and that it moves around each year. I love the community it encourages!

2019

The open street events are so important for community interactions and people getting to meet each other. 

2017

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Beyond a One-Day Event

Be a Volunteer

Volunteers make Open Streets Corvallis possible! Short shifts, camaraderie, and plenty of time to explore the event, too.
We appreciate your commitment to the community!