Pedestrian Zones

The Borough of Doylestown launched a pedestrian zone pilot program starting on June 26, 2020. The primary goal of the program is to allow outdoor dining and shopping to have a larger footprint and a safer experience for all. We are pleased to announce that this program will continue through 2021. View the current schedule below.

What to expect
Locals and visitors can expect to see increased outdoor seating at restaurants, additional outdoor shopping, and the rare experience to walk down historic Doylestown streets, free of vehicles. Outdoor dining and shopping will continue in tandem throughout town with the street closure pilot program. We encourage locals and visitors to explore town as most of our local businesses have reopened and are taking tremendous care to provide a safe environment for you and their staff.

How it works
Throughout the program designated areas will close to vehicular traffic, while sidewalks and parking lanes will be closed to pedestrians and will be reserved for neighboring businesses to expand dining and shopping setups. The center of the street will be reserved for pedestrian traffic.

While many in the general public have been vocal about wanting street closures, it does pose interesting challenges to businesses, particularly those that remain dependent on curbside pickup and deliveries. The Borough is working hard to ensure reopening initiatives are as fair and safe as possible for all downtown businesses and residents. To that end, Pedestrian Areas are intentionally staggered and spread out to create opportunities without large scale disruptions.

Safety & Guidelines
Social distancing remains critical in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While visiting the Pedestrian Areas and exploring town, please maintain a safe distance between one another. Masks are strongly encouraged when not seated. Alcohol sales must coincide with dining and any outdoor entertainment must be approved by the Borough in advance. Businesses with questions or requests should contact John Davis.

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Upcoming Zones

All 2021 dates are scheduled for Friday and Saturday from 5 PM - 11 PM unless otherwise noted.

April 9-10
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

April 16-17
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

April 23-24
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

May 7- 8
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

May 14-15
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

May 21-22
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

June 4-5
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

June 11-12
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

June 18-19
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

June 25-26
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

July 9-10
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

July 23-24
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

July 30-31
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

August 6-7
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

August 13-14
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

August 20-21
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

August 27-28
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM


Past Zones

Friday, June 26
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Saturday, June 27
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Friday, July 3
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Saturday, July 4
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Friday, July 24
N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, July 25
N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, August 14
E. State Street | From Main to Pine
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, August 15
E. State Street | From Main to Pine
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, August
28 N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, August 29 - Cancelled due to Rain
N. Main | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, September 11
N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, September 12
N. Main | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, September 18
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, September 19
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, September 25
S. Main Street | From State to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, September 26
S. Main Street | From State to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, October 2
E. State Street | From Main to Pine
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, October 3
E. State Street | From Main to Pine
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, October 9
N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, October 10
N. Main Street | From State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, October 16
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, October 17
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

Friday, October 23
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday, October 24
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM