The Windy City RibFest takes place in Uptown for the eighth consecutive year, starting today! Drop by Broadway between Leland and Lawrence for all the fun. In addition to the music, the food, and the vendors, RibFest also features arts, crafts and a daytime kids’ activity area - plus strolling performances by Uptown favorites CircEsteem, Uptown Underground, and the Chinese Mutual Aid Association's Lion Dancers.
Suggested admission is $5, which goes to support Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown and its programs. There is no additional fee for the concerts. Parking is on the street (if you can find it) or $10 in the lot at Lawrence and Winthrop.
The hours are:
- Friday, June 30th, noon to 10pm
- Saturday, July 1st, noon to 10pm
- Sunday, July 2nd, noon to 9pm
The music on the main stage features Berlin, Too White Crew, and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. A full listing and schedule can be found here.
There will be parking restrictions! Here's the notice we got from the Chamber on Thursday:
"NO PARKING will be allowed from 8pm THURSDAY night, June 29th, thru 4am MONDAY morning, July 3rd, on the following streets:
ALL VEHICLES LEFT ON THE STREET THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER 8 PM, WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO!
- Broadway: Lawrence to Wilson
- Racine: Broadway to Wilson
Vehicles will be allowed to park on Broadway during business hours only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Wilson and Clifton. 'Business hours' refers to the hours of the businesses located on that block.
Broadway will have a soft closure stating “Local Traffic Only” between Wilson and south to Clifton. Vehicles will be allowed to enter at Wilson and will then be directed out at Clifton, where Broadway southbound will be Road Closed.
**If you have any questions regarding street re-routes or vehicle removal, please call Special Events Management at 773-868-3010. **
**If a vehicle has been towed, please call the City of Chicago at 311.**"