May 23, 2023
The City of Chicago encourages residents and visitors to use public transportation and enjoy the weekend safely and responsibly by following safety precautions and reporting suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1
FromThe Chicago of dreamsmusic festival returns after its 2022 debut from noon to 10 p.m. each day in Grant Park on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. With numerous festivals, concerts, sporting events, beach openings and concurrent events across the city and along the waterfront this Memorial Day weekend, the City of Chicago advises residents and visitors to be aware of street closures, additional congestion and increased traffic and plan accordingly.
The City of Chicago will be deployed throughout the city over Memorial Day weekend to ensure the safety and security of the public. Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will monitor weekend events and weather conditions across the city from the Operations Center and coordinate public safety resources with key stakeholders. OEMC will also activate its Emergency Operations Center this weekend to enable better city coordination between Chicago Police, Chicago Fire and City of Chicago infrastructure departments, city agencies and private partners.
Report suspicious activity: If you see something, say soThe city reminds citizens to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activities. If you notice anything suspicious, notify on-site security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national counter-terrorism awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the police.
Pool IDs/Site IDs:For public safety at the lake, event and concert goers are reminded to be aware of the numbers posted on the poles in the Grant Park area as well as 2400 North DuSable Lake Shore Drive to 6600 South DuSable Lake Shore Drive to help pinpoint your location within the park to friends, family and to emergency personnel in emergencies.
Drivers in event areasmust be prepared for heavy traffic and possible detours. Some streets will be closed for major events to ensure public safety. Traffic Control Assistants (TCAs) will be present at events across the city to control the flow and impact of heavy traffic. Public transport is encouraged. For more information on CTA services and diversions, visittransitchicago.comor call 312-836-7000 from any area code/1-888-YOUR-I CTA.
REMARK:As a result of the Kennedy/Edens Expressway construction, motorists may experience delays and increased traffic on nearby streets as motorists seek alternative routes to avoid the impact of the project. Public transportation is strongly encouraged. For full details on the construction project, visit the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) website atIdot.illinois.gov/projects/Interstate-90-Kennedy-Bridge-Study
The popular music festival is expected to draw fans to Chicago's lakefront for the two-day event. As the festival is underway, OEMC encourages visitors to enjoy a fun and safe event while following all safety measures and health guidelines.
The festival in Grant Park is bordered by Columbus Drive and DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt Road with Ida B. Wells. This includes all drivers, pedestrians and local residentshe recalled street closures and traffic disruptions during the weekend. For all information about the festival, visitDreamsMusic Festival.com.
Entrance to the festival and age limit
Concertgoers can enter the festival at Buckingham Fountain Plaza on Columbus Drive and Ida B. Wells Drive. All participants must be 18 or over to purchase tickets and enter the festival and this will be strictly enforced.
Security, Security Investigation and Enforcement
Security measures have been enhanced for a multi-layered event security plan, with increased security and police presence inside and outside the festival. For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all fans will be subject to full airport-style screening prior to entry. This may include a full body patrol and magnetometer screening prior to entry. As always, no minors are allowed to consume alcohol and the regulation will be strictly enforced. Participants are reminded that if they see anything suspicious, they should speak to on-site security personnel or call 9-1-1.
In case of emergency, attendSueños Chicago will also receive safety messages from the official SueñosMusic Festival app, main stage video screens and signs during the event, as well as broadcast audio announcements and real-time updates on the Sueños Chicago Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Find the bag:ALL bags are searched before entry. ONLY transparent bags made of transparent plastic, vinyl or PVC, no larger than 30 x 15 x 30 cm, are allowed. Small purses and handbags with no more than one pocket and no larger than 15 x 9 inches. Backpacks and bags with multiple compartments are prohibited. Hydration packs are permitted but must be empty of liquid and have no more than two compartments in addition to the water reservoir compartment. Those NOT carrying a bag can enter via the No Bag Express Lane. Those who DO have a bag must enter through the baggage claim and expect delays as bags are open for inspection.
Prohibited items:No liquids are allowed at the event. However, customers can drink water while standing in line if the entrance tank is empty. Empty containers and hydration packs are allowed in this event, but must be empty of all liquids and have no more than two pockets in addition to the water reservoir pocket. Free water is provided at drinking points in the facility.
TRAFFIC EFFECTS + TRANSPORTATION OPTIONSFORCHICAGO DREAMS
Street closuresThe Chicago of dreams:Traffic controllers have been deployed to ease traffic around the area. The following closures are in effect:
Complete closure of streets
- Balbo from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 a.m. – Thursday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
- Columbus Drive from Roosevelt Road to Ida B. Wells: Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM - Monday, May 29 at 11:59 PM
- Balbo Drive from Columbus Drive to Michigan Avenue: Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM - Monday, May 29 at 11:59 PM
- Balbo Drive eastbound and westbound sidewalks from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: Thursday, May 18, 6 a.m. to Thursday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
- Columbus Drive south and northbound sidewalks from Roosevelt Road to Balb: Thursday, May 18, 6 a.m. to Thursday, June 1, until 11:59 p.m.
- Balbo Drive East and West Sidewalks from Columbus Drive to Michigan Avenue: Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM to Monday, May 29, 11:59 PM.
- DuSable Lake Shore Drive southbound from Buckingham Fountain to Roosevelt Road: Wednesday, May 24, 12:01 a.m. to Tuesday, May 30, 11:59 p.m.
- Columbus Drive South and North Sidewalks from Balbo to Ida B. Wells: Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM to Monday, May 29 at 11:59 PM
Public transport:As with any major event, public transportation is encouraged, with CTA and Metra providing additional service for the event. Public transport is the most affordable, convenient and environmentally friendly way to get to and from summer events. For more information, visit CTA atwww.transitchicago.comUwww.metrarail.com.
Parking is available atMillennium garageslocated below Grant Park, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park. Other garages in the area include Millennium Lakeside Garage, Grant Park South and Grant Park South. Parking at Soldier Field is available on site, please visitSoldierFieldParking.comfor details.However, public transport is strongly encouraged.
Shared rides, taxis, car services and pedicabs:For the safety of pedestrians and drivers, geographical boundaries and specific pick-up and drop-off locations have been set:
Festival of Dreams in Grant Park: Ida B Wells,DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Rooseveltova cesta,and State Street.
- Delivery and pickup is on Jackson Street between DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Drive or on State Street between 9eStreet i Rooseveltweg.
Everyone must use the pick-up point for those traveling to and from the event by carpool, taxi or car. The following is in effect every day from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 28th May. Click for mapHERE.
- There are no pick-ups and drop-offs on DuSable Lake Shore Drive, including on- and off-ramps, medians, exits, banks and emergency stops.
- Prohibition of vehicles, stopping, standing or parking on bus or bicycle lanes, fire roads, sidewalk crossings, etc.
For safety and preparedness at their fingertips this summer, residents and visitors are encouraged to download the new Chicago OEMC app. The public safety tool provides safety information, preparedness tips, emergency alerts, CHI Safe Walk, weather information and more in the palm of your hand. Users also have access to current events and forecasts, radar and other weather-related information. The app is now available through the Apple App and Google Play stores. Click for instant downloadHEREor visit the websiteChicago.gov/OEMC.
OEMC traffic and weather warnings:
OEMC will monitor events through collaboration with public safety partners. OEMC advises Chicagoans to be aware of weather conditions and to follow directions and heed all warnings from public safety officials. We encourage citizens to check the weather forecast before leaving. For the most up-to-date weather information, tune in to local media or download a weather app.
OEMC provides all the warnings and notifications necessary to inform residents and visitors about weather conditions and emergencies. Sign up for NotifyChicago notifications atNotify Chicago.org. OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lake notifications and issues affecting businesses:
- ANGER:For lakeside notifications, SEND "CHILAKE" to 7-8-0-1-5
- CHIBIZ:For alerts related to businesses, TEXT "CHIBIZ" to 6-7-2-8-3
For more information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website atChicago.gov/OEMC. Follow the Office of Emergency Management and CommunicationsFacebook(@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) i Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).
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