Weekend Traffic & Parking Hot Spots
Lots of fun things to do are going on this weekend.
But summer festivals also means street closures, bad traffic and even worse parking conditions in these areas.
Here’s a quick rundown.
May Fest: Brats, kraut and beer at this traditional German festival in Lincoln Square. Lincoln Ave. closed between Western, and 1 block east.
Mayfest is FREE, has great German music and food and benefits the DANK Haus, Chicago’s German cultural center.
The Geek and family go every year. You should go too. Schnell!
Belmont Sheffield Music Festival: This is a pain in the butt, poser music festival for 20 somethings to consume their weight in beer, and dance to no name bands on a dirty street. Plus it closes down a MAJOR thoroughfare, Belmont, from Sheffield to Clark.
From a traffic perspective, with the Cubs in town, this will turn Lakeview into the parking chaos capital of the city.
It’s absolute hell. I would prefer the latex gloved finger of my doctor probing my prostate than going to this bunk festival.
Do-Division Festival: Another hipster doofus festival, but not anywhere near as painful as Belmont Sheffield. Infinitely cooler.
Although it does close down Division St. between Ashland and Leavitt. Park far away and walk.