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Location: Hyde Park's 53rd Street from Harper Avenue to Kimbark Avenue


The Celebrate Hyde Park series is sponsored by the Hyde Park Vitality Committee, a partnership between the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and the South East Chicago Commission (SECC).

Entrances to the Festival

There are eight (8) entrances on 53rd Street. The two main entrances are at 53rd and Harper Avenue with additional entrances on Blackstone, Dorchester and Kimbark. If you donated $50 to support Celebrate Hyde Park, you can gain access to the VIP Seating after visiting Gate #7 (North side of 53rd Street near Kimbark) for your access pass.  Pop up: Gate#7 Location Map.

Driving Detours

If you are driving, prepare for detours if you are using 53rd Street. Throughout the weekend 53rd Street will be blocked off along with all cross street intersections between Harper Ave and Kimbark Ave to driving traffic.

Parking Options

1 Street parking will still be available, but very limited. Please obey all street signs, pay the meters when appropriate and watch out for residential zoned parking. Parking restrictions on 53rd Street will be posted on Thursday July 18, 2013 for festival preparations. 

2 Using surface parking lots may be an option. Only park in public parking lots. Do NOT park in open lots that are NOT designated for CHP parking. Churches, schools, property owners may tow your car at will if their lot is not designated for CHP parking. ...

3 There is a new (self service) parking lot on Harper Ave between 53rd & 52nd Street... Just North of Harper Theater and Kilwin's Hyde Park....

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