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Open Streets 2 – Uptown Jazz

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Open Streets 2 – Uptown Jazz

Open StreetsThe second (of four) Open Streets is happening in Uptown Waterloo to coincide with the Uptown Jazz Festival. Open Streets UpTown Waterloo is a series of community Sunday afternoons. Everyone is invited to come walk, ride and play along King Street in UpTown Waterloo.

What is Open Streets? For four Sundays during the summer King Street is transformed into a thriving centre of fun and connection. It’s a series of events created by the community, for the community. Impromptu parks, art alleys, sports demonstrations, community information booths and your favourite Uptown West businesses and eateries, will be featured at Open Streets UpTown Waterloo.

Remember last year’s square2square? Remember the four car free Sundays? That was the beginning of this. The community came out and took to the streets. It was a carnival atmosphere. And now the community is running it. Waterloo City Council and the UpTown BIA are supporting this year’s event, along with local business sponsors.

The goal is to have fun. The aim is to help build a thriving urban atmosphere that supports local people, local business, and local culture. Everyone is invited. Walk, run, ride, play in uptown Waterloo.

King Street in uptown Waterloo is the place to be on these four Sundays. Road closures will be clearly signed, and parking areas made easily accessible for people unable to walk, ride or bus to the event. This isn’t about getting cars off the street. It’s about seeing UpTown in a new way, and making fun, unexpected events in our own backyard.

Where: King Street, UpTown Waterloo, Union Street to Central Street.

When: July 22, 2012

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

For more information please visit website.

365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall.

The last two Open Streets take place on:

August 12: TD Kitchener Blues Festival
September 16: Doors Open Waterloo and back to university weekend.

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