Performing at Streets Alive! Outdoors
Info for Entertainers, Sports Demonstrations, Fitness Classes
Performing at the Streets Alive! outdoor festival is an opportunity to be a visible part of a free event open to the entire community of Lincoln. We cordon off nearly 2 miles of streets blocked off from traffic so visitors can walk, stroll, skate, bike - any kind of human powered travel along the festival route. Over the years, our attendance has grown to an average of 4,000 during the afternoon and has included more than 100 exhibitors and entertainers.
Streets Alive! is typically an outdoor festival. Our 2020 Streets Alive! event moved online to protect community health. The 2021 Streets Alive! festival was again an outdoor event. The 2022 festival was held on September 25,hosted by the University Place neighborhood. The date for the 2023 event will be announced in 2023 and again be hosted in the University Place neighborhood. Performer applications will be open in the summer of 2023. If you have questions about performing at Streets Alive! contact us
When we hold the festival outdoors, we want everyone to enjoy their Streets Alive! experience and feel safe. If conditions warrant, we institute precautions like masking and distancing to protect community health.
We move the festival around the city every two years, giving entertainers the opportunity to perform for new audiences with each move. We have both street artists and stage artists located through out the route. All kinds of family-friendly entertainment is welcome, including dance troupes, vocal groups, marching bands, clowning, magic shows, puppetry, balloon art, and more.
Sports Demonstrations/ Fitness Classes
Share the love of your sport or fitness activity and attract new enthusiasts. Streets Alive! is a perfect opportunity to show off your stuff to thousands of visitors. Sports organizations. coaches and teams, and trainers can demonstrate their sport and provide safe age and ability participation, if desired. Streets Alive! is all about encouraging physical activity, so we invite experienced and/or credentialed fitness teachers to lead 15 - 30 minute fitness classes, like yoga, zumba, aerobic, stretching, balance, or other fitness activities.
Bring people to you and let people know you will be at Streets Alive! We will have downloadable promotional materials available for you closer to the 2023 event.
Performance Sites, When to Arrive
Entertainers will have 15 minutes before their performance and 15 minutes after their performance to set up and take down. The stages will be ready, so both should be minimal. Help will be available at volunteer information booths if you need assistance loading and unloading.
Where to Park
The streets following the route will be closed to traffic and parking the day of the event. In order to accommodate everyone in the area on the day of the event, there will be a variety of parking lots available in the vicinity of the route. Parking locations and closed streets information for the festival will be listed on our FAQ page.
BE SAFE - Streets are closed but participants should watch for vehicles, children, pets and other normal hazards. Streets Alive! is not held liable for participants' failure to be watchful. No weapons. No smoking.
BE RESPONSIBLE - Take care on the streets and sidewalks; watch for others. Dispose of litter and pet waste in responsible ways.
BE RESPECTFUL - Use family-friendly language; be considerate of others.
BE GREEN - Please recycle in the bins along the route.