Plaza Midwood’s biggest festival kicks off Friday night.
It starts with a home and garden tour and continues Saturday with Midwood Mania that will feature local food, a local brewery and a 5K run in the morning.
This year, the neighborhood will also host an alternative transportation week.
“That’s a week in Plaza Midwood that says, ‘Get out of your car and get into our neighborhood.’ Find other ways to get places; see what we have to offer in our own backyard,” said Nicole Storey with the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association.
The neighborhood is offering free bus passes, bike rentals and has mapped out a safe way for kids to walk to school.
It is being funded through the Power to Live Green grant from the Department of Energy.