One of the many wonderful aspects of Chicago in the summer is that when you feel like there is nothing to do, there’s a street festival somewhere. One of the annoying things also is when you need to get somewhere during summer in Chicago, there’s a street festival that’s closing a street.

Whether you are trying to find something to do, or figure out which areas to avoid, here’s the info that you need.

Festivals:

Lincoln Park
Chicago Craft Beer Festival & Sheffield Garden Walk
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Street Closures: Sheffield between Webster and Fullerton (through the middle of DePaul University)
More info: http://bit.ly/LPCraftBeerFest or http://www.sheffieldgardenwalk.com/

Lakeview
Southport Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Street Closures: Southport between Waveland and Grace
More info: http://amdurproductions.com/southport/

River North
Taste of River North
Friday, July 17th: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, July 18th: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, July 19th: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Street Closures: Kingsbury and Erie
More Info: http://www.tasteofrivernorth.com/

St. Ben’s / Northcenter
Ben Fest
Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Street Closures: Leavitt and Bell from Byron to Irving Park Road
More Info: http://www.benfest.com/

Union Park
Pitchfork Music Festival
Friday: 3:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm
Street Closures: Added traffic (auto and pedestrian) on Ashland, Lake and Ogden
Streets thru the park are closed

More info: http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/

Wrigleyville
Sausage Fest
Saturday: 8:00pm – Midnight
Sunday: 8:00pm – Midnight
Street Closures: Clark and Addison, Event takes place at the Cubby Bear
More info: http://www.sausagekingchicago.com/

Rogers Park
Celebrate Clark Street Music Festival
Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Street Closures: Clark Street between Morse and Estes
More info: http://www.celebrateclarkstreet.com/

Chinatown
Chinatown Summer Fair
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Street Closures: Wentworth from Cermak to 23rd Street
More info: http://chicagochinatown.org/

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