Vendor & Activity Opportunities
We need your help to bring awesome activities for all to enjoy this year! At Open Streets ICT, you can host an activity, represent your business, sell your products, or all 3! All family and pet-friendly businesses and organizations are welcome to apply. View our package information below for each. We look forward to receiving your application!
Open Streets ICT is currently monitoring announcements from local and national health experts as COVID-19 concerns come closer to home. We will reassess our plans for upcoming events to follow CDC and State guidelines. Please continue to check back for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spacing & Fees
Open Streets ICT vendor fees are determined by the business or organization type, how much space is need, as well as the specific activity or service that will be showcased at the event. One of the goals of Open Streets ICT events is to display the culture of the neighborhood, and to get participants to engage with the surrounding businesses and organization.
All businesses and organizations who are located on the route will always be free. We just ask that you let us know that you’re open, and how you will be representing your area!
You can expect the vendor fees to be as follows:
- Business on or near route: FREE
- Non-Profits: $50
- Food Trucks: $125
- Activities: $75 for 10 x 10 booth; $100 for 10 x 20 booth
- Non-Activities: $150 for 10 x 10 booth; $200 for 10 x 20 booth
Use the chart to determine your vendor fee based on your needs and category. For more information, hover over the .
|Business on Route||Non-Profit||10 x 10||10 x 20||Food Truck|
|Food & Drink Ex: Restaurant, Food Truck/Cart, etc.||FREE||N/A||N/A||N/A||$125|
|Physical Activity Ex: Basketball, Mini Golf, Obstacle Course etc.||FREE||$50||$75||$100||N/A|
|Fun & Games Ex: Face Painting, Crafts, Play-to-Win, Giveaways etc.||FREE||$50||$75||$100||N/A|
|Music Ex: Bands, DJ, Buskers etc.||FREE||$50||$150||$200||N/A|
|Social Engagement Ex: Voter Registration, Sharing Information, etc.||FREE||$50||$150||$200||N/A|
|Retail / Shopping Ex: Selling Products/Goods, Service Signup, etc.||FREE||$50||$150||$200||N/A|
Spacing & Fees
|Business on Route||Non-Profit||10 x 10||10 x 20||Food Truck|
Vendor Requirements, Rules & Regulations
Submit Application and Payment
If you’re a business or organization wishing to participate in an Open Streets ICT event, you must submit a completed online application, rules & regulations agreement and payment no later than the given deadline. Late entries may be rejected or will not be listed to the online or printed lists.
Open Streets ICT is an active oriented and family-friendly event. ALCOHOL is never allowed to be served at any Open Streets ICT event. Brick and mortar businesses along the route that serve alcohol will still be allowed to participate. All businesses and organizations participating either by hosting an activity and/or promoting or selling in any way must be appropriate and mindful of everyone including families and pets.
Provide Your Own Materials & Clean Up
Each business and organization participating in an Open Streets ICT is responsible for providing their own equipment needed and clean up including (but not limited to) trash collection, tents, tables, chairs, electricity and volunteers. In addition, all business and organizations that qualify for the Business on Route/Non-Profit rate MUST provide water for individuals and pets for the entirety of the event. If you have a special circumstance, please contact us at email@example.com.
Failure to clean up assigned area before departing may result in future banning from all Open Streets ICT events.
Remain in Assigned Area & Help Keep the Route CLEAR
We ask that all vendors remain in their assigned area and OFF of the main route, and on ON the sidewalk or grassy area, at least 10ft from the street. This will help us to allow for higher bike/foot traffic than normal on the street with as little road blocks as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my business qualifies for the Business on Route or Non-Profit Rate?
All business and organizations that are directly on or within the 1 or 2 block radius of the route qualify for a FREE 10×10 booth area at the Open Streets ICT event they are registering for. All non-profits registering for the event MUST be able to provide proof of non-profit good-standing to qualify. If you are still not sure if you qualify, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will vendors be notified of their location at Open Streets ICT?
All applicants, EXCEPT businesses located and selling in front of their store, will be notified of their designated spot no later than 2 weeks before the event date via the email provided in the application. So be sure to provide an accurate email address when submitting your application!
Will submitting my application hold my spot until I submit the application fee?
No, submitting an application will not save your spot until your vendor fee is submitted. Your payment confirms that you will be at the event you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis. Open Street ICT reserves the right to reject any vendor or activity if deemed inappropriate for the event. If you are still not sure if you qualify, please contact us at email@example.com.
How can I submit my vendor payment?
For your convenience, we now have two methods to for your to submit your payment.
Cash or Check:
You can submit payment in person or by mail to:
Wichita Parks & Recreation
455 N. Main Suite 1101 Wichita, KS 67202
*All checks must be made payable to the Wichita Parks Foundation.
Submit your payment online using a debit/credit card or PayPal account by visiting our online payment page.
What type of activity should I host at Open Streets ICT?
Open Streets ICT is all about enjoying the outdoors to get active and engage with the surrounding neighborhood and community. We are looking to place active, fun, safe, and family-friendly activities for all ages (and some pets) to enjoy throughout the duration of the event along the route and at hub locations. You are welcome to come up with your own activity ideas to display at Open Streets ICT. If you can’t decide, or cannot think of an activity view our Activity Inspiration Guide for pre-approved ideas to get you started.
Must all vendors host an activity at an Open Streets ICT event?
Not at all. While we prefer vendors to host an activity, we will not turn away vendors who only wish to sell or promote their services who are also inline with our vision and mission. If you wish to ONLY sell and/or promote your services and products, you MUST select ‘Social Engagement’ OR ‘Retail/Shopping’ and the correct spacing on your vendor registration form.
Can I request a specific spot at Open Streets ICT?
Placement along the route will be determined by Open Streets ICT on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors will not be permitted to take up more space/be in a different space at the event than the one that is assigned. While vendors cannot request a specific spot along the route or at a hub, spaces will primarily be determined by the type of activity/non-activity vendors will be providing and the space required. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if the event is canceled, do I get my fee refunded?
Open Streets ICT events will go on no matter rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, Open Streets ICT will be unable to have rain dates or give refunds to vendors. Payments received for canceled events may be kept as a donation or go towards the following year’s event.