The best activities are those that creatively represent your business or organization, while involving event participants. For example, a gym might host workouts or fitness challenges. A dance group could give short lessons. A clothing store may put on a fashion show. We’ve even had a self-storage facility create a cardboard box maze for kids! Sometimes activity partners are just individuals who want to share their passion for an activity, such as slacklining or hula hooping.
There are lots of great organizations doing good work in Atlanta, and we invite them to come to Atlanta Streets Alive to share what they do. However, we discourage organizations from simply giving out print materials during the event. Instead, please set up a fun activity. This will bring more people to your table, and help keep Atlanta Streets Alive an active, environmentally-friendly event.
As a business owner, you are encouraged open your doors to business as usual during the event. Many business have reported increased sales during Atlanta Streets Alive, due to increased foot traffic and visibility. You can keep doing what you have, but an even more successful approach is to set up an activity in front of your store to bring in event participants! Please contact us with any concerns you may have about the event.
The emphasis of Atlanta Streets Alive is activity, and activity partners are discouraged from selling goods or providing paid services along the route. The lack of street vending, and support for local businesses, is part of what sets Atlanta Streets Alive apart. If you are a vendor, you may take this opportunity to set up a fun activity and make contacts. But please do not vend. Please note: businesses that are located on the route are allowed to sell as usual.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide power to activity partners. If your activity requires electricity we encourage you to reach out to businesses along the route ahead of time to see if you will be able to use their power. If your activity needs to be set up near a specific business because you already have the business owner's permission to use their power, please note it in the application.
Port-a-potties and water stations are spread out along the event and can be found on the WalkAbout Interactive Map.
You may park on streets where parking is allowed outside of the route, but be mindful of all "No Parking" and "Residents Only" signs. Please avoid parking inside the route to be courteous of the residents who already have limited parking.
Our permit does not allow activities to set up in parks. Of course, attendees are more than welcome to hang out/eat/play in any nearby parks just like any other day.