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Monroe, Boulevard To Debut On Sunday's 'Streets Alive' Route

Seems like only yesterday an estimated 60,000 walkers, joggers, bicyclists, jugglers and popsicle vendors were flooding Peachtree Street from the top of Midtown to south of Five Points. On the heels of that successful Sept. 8 showing, Atlanta Streets Alive is gearing up for an event this Sunday that could be their most inclusive street-closure bonanza to date. For the first time, Streets Alive will consume a miles-long loop from Highland and Virginia avenues, to Monroe Drive, to Boulevard and back to Highland Avenue. (The loop is bisected by the Beltline's Eastside Trail, which patrons are encouraged to check out, too). Attendance expectations are more modest (about 15,000) for the four-hour event. Expect acoustic musicians, a capella groups, marching bands and titillating activities like salsa dancing, yoga and zumba. As usual, the streets close at 2 p.m. Our favorite overhead conversation from the last Streets Alive party went like this: Guy #1: "Dude, what's going on? Why the hell are all these people here? I live two blocks away." Guy #2: "Nothing, really. Just no cars."
· All recent Streets Alive coverage [Curbed Atlanta]
· More event details [Atlanta Streets Alive]