Everyone wants good neighbors, and the fest goes to great lengths to be one of them. From parking around the block to the neighbor-provided breakfast to the use of water, we appreciate the role you play in making the Bucktown Arts Fest the best weekend in Chicago!

Street Closures: August 27 and 28, 2016

Each year, the following streets will be closed to non-fest related traffic from 4:00am on Saturday through 10:00 pm on Sunday. City of Chicago tow trucks will begin towing at 4:00am Saturday.

Cars parked in the red areas will be towed at 4:00am on Saturday morning:


Please do not remove parking signs.

It may result in getting your neighbor towed. Sometimes the city puts up extra signs around the fest area. We will take those extra signs down by Friday evening at the latest. Download a copy of the parking flyer.

Parking is prohibited in the following addresses:

Lyndale: From the alley east of Oakley to Leavitt
2200W to 2400W
– From 2200 W. Lyndale to the alley
– From 2234 & 2233 W. Lyndale to 2330 W. Lyndale & 2335 W. Lyndale

Belden: From Leavitt to Western
2150N to 2400N
– From the alley East of Oakley to 2316 W. Belden & 2319 W. Belden

Oakley: From Medill to Palmer
2200W to 2400W
– Both branches (East and West of park) from Palmer North to Lyndale
– From Lyndale North to 2304 N. Oakley & 2305 N. Oakley. (That’s north of Belden.)

Annual Fest Schedule

Each year, this is the basic schedule for our fest:


  • 4:00am        Street closure and towing begins
  • 6:00am        Artist set up begins
  • 11:00am       Fest opens
  • 12:00pm       Music and performance begins
  • 8:00pm        Music ends
  • 10:00pm      Fest closes for night


  • 11:00am       Fest opens
  • 12:00pm      Music begins
  • 7:00pm        Music ends and fest tear-down begins
  • 10:00pm       Streets re-open

A big thank you for your amazing support of the fest, and our mission each year! If we can answer any questions or be of help, please don’t hesitate to contact us at inquiries@bucktownartsfest.com.

–The Volunteer Bucktown Arts Fest Committee


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