More for Everyone at Open Streets Emory Village this October

The 9th Annual Open Streets Emory Village will expand on its usual menu of Sunday afternoon family fun with pre-events Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23, leading up to the Sunday, Oct. 24 street party. OSEV 2021 looks to incorporate additional musical entertainment, along with food and beverage options and local restaurant specials. More information will be available soon, so stay tuned.

In 2020, OSEV adapted to Covid-19 protocols by offering a hybrid version. Several events were a hit, so they will carry over to 2021. Among these are the Virtual 10K run, and biking tours and architectural walking tours of the historic and beautiful Druid Hills neighborhood and Peavine Creek.

Sunday’s traditional activities include the parade, Glenn Memorial Church Trunk-n-Treat, a climbing wall, dog contests, South Fork’s annual duck race on Peavine Creek, skating exhibitions, the Bubble Man, face painting, music, and so much more.

Mark Herold is chair of this year’s Open Streets Emory Village, and he is excited about growing the event’s regular footprint. “We have some interesting commercial projects happening in the village, and we are sensing great energy and interest in making this year’s event especially fun and entertaining!”

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of Open Streets. If you are interested in helping out with any of these activities, send an email to

All money raised during the event goes to Emory Village Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Emory Village, the historic center of Druid Hills.