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Salem Sunday Streets

Just Walk Salem is proud to be a part of Salem Sunday Streets, a free community event that blocks off downtown streets in order to promote healthy and active living and offer live music, food, and activities. There will be multiple opportunities for walking at the event, including:

  • a Community Walk/Ride on car-free streets around the Capitol at 1:45 p.m. (click here for more info)
  • two neighborhood walking tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (see below)
  • a 5K run/walk (the Big Ballyhoo) at 10:30 a.m.
  • a tour of State Capitol State Park at 2 p.m. (info TBA)

Neighborhood walking tour details:

1 p.m. - Walk through the historic Court-Chemeketa district east of 12th Street where there are many architecturally interesting homes. Approximately 1 mile (about 45 minutes). Meet at the east end of the Capitol steps by the handrail lining the grass and tree area. 

3 p.m. - Walk through the Gaiety Hill district, which includes many architecturally interesting homes and Pringle Creek. Approximately 1 mile in length (about 45 minutes). Meet at the east end of the Capitol steps by the handrail lining the grass and tree area. 

If you are interested in using pedal power to get to the event, consider joining Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates' bike caravan! Email bikeboulevards@gmail.com for more info.