A Pop-Up Park featuring live music, chalk art an art show and games will be on Fifth Avenue today from 4-7 p.m. between Bale Street to West Third Street.
The event is presented by the Downtown Development Promotions Committee, in partnership with PEDS, a non-profit group who advocates for pedestrians.
The free event will take place on the sidewalk and parking spaces, the flow of traffic on Fifth Avenue should not be affected.
Parking will be closed off in the area starting at 8 a.m. and the build-out of the Pop-Up Park will begin at 10 a.m. Parking will remain closed until 8 p.m.
Local businesses will be serving refreshments and donating seating for the event, and a yarn-bomb project created by the Rome Knitterati will also be on display. Rome Area Council for the Arts will host a gallery of art received for the Firefly Fling Student Art Competition, and the Church at Rome will host a March Madness viewing party in their building.
The Pop-Up Park will kick off the Georgia Walks Summit and bring awareness to the River District and tactical urbanism. The 2018 Georgia Walks Summit is the third annual statewide gathering of transportation and public health professionals, elected officials and community advocates committed to making the streets and communities great places to walk.