SALT LAKE CITY — An eight-block stretch of 300 South downtown will become a temporary festival street Saturday for the debut of Open Streets Salt Lake City, a free event that will create room for residents to walk, bike and enjoy the public space free from vehicle traffic.

Open Streets Salt Lake City is part of a national movement to temporarily open selected streets as public space. Salt Lake City’s version will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. between 600 West and 200 East.

Events include the 10th annual LiveGreen SLC! Festival at Library Square, the Tour de Brewtah at Gallivan Center, and the Utah Archeology Week Open House at the Rio Grande Depot.

Along the Open Streets route, activities will include a bicycle rodeo for kids, Zumba, face painting, free inline skate rentals, dance classes, yoga classes, bike polo and lawn games at Pioneer Park.

Storefronts along the route will extend into the street during the event. Bike Utah, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization, is partnering with Salt Lake City to organize the event, with sponsorship from the Bicycle Transit Center, Performance Bicycle, and Lazare Design.

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