Streets Alive! 2014 Photo by Mary Mumbrue

All are invited to bike, walk, run, scooter or skate freely down Main Street as part of Evanston Streets Alive! from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 13.

For the second year in a row, a mile of Main Street between Hinman Avenue and Robert Crown Center will be closed to motor vehicles and open to fun activities for all ages.

This year’s Streets Alive! theme is “Just Move – Walk, Run and Bike to a More Sustainable Life!” The goals of the event are to inspire healthy, green transportation and to help everyone visualize new ways to use public space.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Streets Alive! back to Main Street for the second year in a row,” said Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “Streets Alive! allows community members to celebrate and explore our beautiful public streets and spaces while enjoying all things Evanston.”

This year, the Evanston Green Living Festival will be part of Streets Alive!, located on the Main Street between Ridge and Asbury Avenues.

Latino Resources and the City of Evanston will host the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration at Main Street and Ashland Avenue in front of Washington School. The celebration will include live music, art, food, dancing, games and more.

Other free activities at Streets Alive! include a climbing wall, street soccer, a bike rodeo, a kids’ bike ride, an Explore Evanston bike tour, an imagination playground, a chalk art contest, dancing, drumming, live music, an interactive art project, a hula hoop festival, bike instruction, food trucks and much more.

“Streets Alive! is a great way to showcase the uniqueness of Evanston and bring neighbors together to enjoy a wonderful weekend,” said State Rep. Laura Fine.