The pedestrian zone of Joensuu runs along three blocks down the street Kauppakatu in the city center. The street is surrounded by various shops and restaurants, market square and artistic experiences, like the statue Kosiosusi (Courting wolf) sitting on a bench. In addition to this, every year in the pedestrian zone there are organised events, such as opening of the Christmas, May Day and Pop-street, which gather thousands of people to the pedestrian zone and market square area. A variety of food events and international trade fairs have also been organised in the pedestrian zone.

Joensuu city center association (Joensuun Kaupunkikeskustayhdistys ry.) is responsible for the facilities and permissions, such as sales points, of the pedestrian zone.