Presented by Lancaster Rec and held in partnership with Lancaster City and the Lancaster Bikes program, Open Streets Lancaster is a free family-friendly event that temporarily transforms Water Street into a pedestrian mall – complete with music, food, shopping, activities promoting physical well-being, civic pride, and personal and community connections.

Open Streets Lancaster creates 8 blocks of safe, car-free streets so that community members can walk, bike, blade, and skate to engage in dozens of recreational activities. Our event helps our community reimagine public space to prioritize people over cars, provide easy access to health-oriented programming, and promote local economic development. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about local non-profit services and businesses, shop locally, and get to know their neighbors.

It’s a FREE event! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your dogs! More information is available at

Want to be part of Open Streets Lancaster?

We need the support of our amazing community to make Open Streets Lancaster as impactful as possible. From sponsors, to vendors, to volunteers – each play an important role in bringing Lancaster residents together. Please visit the links below to learn more about how you and your organization can get involved!

Become a Sponsor

Become a Vendor

Become a Volunteer

📸 Photo Credit: Michelle Johnsen