LINCOLN SQUARE — Several Lincoln Square streets are closed to cars starting Thursday to accommodate German-American Fest and the Steuben Parade this weekend.
German-American Fest kicks off 5 p.m. Friday and goes until 10 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Lincoln and Western avenues. The free, three-day festival celebrates traditional German culture and has been held each fall since 1920, organizers said.
The Steuben Parade will begin 2 p.m. Saturday at Irving Park and Lincoln Avenue, then head down Lincoln, Eastwood and Western before ending at Western and Lawrence, organizers said.
The parade is expected to end around 4 p.m. Saturday.
The parking lot at Leland and Lincoln closed Thursday and will not reopen until 5 p.m. Monday.
As of Thursday, traffic on Lincoln and Leland near the parking lot has also been rerouted and no cars can park on Lincoln between Eastwood and Leland.
For the parade:
- Lincoln from Irving Park to Eastwood will be closed from noon Saturday until after the parade ends
- Eastwood between Lincoln and Western from noon Saturday until after the parade ends
- The north lanes of Western will be closed between Wilson and Lawrence
Organizers are encouraging people to use public transportation to attend the festival.
All parking and traffic restrictions for the festival will be lifted around noon Monday, organizers said.
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