Street Festivals and the Neighborhood

EVA has heard a number of complaints from residents in the past about the disruption that street festivals cause.

Apart from the inconvenience of having public streets be closed, problems cited include: excessive noise, overflow litter from festival-goers, and illegal parking that fills the streets.

In order to address these problems, please keep track of any specific issues you observe during the upcoming WestFest (on Chicago Avenue, Damen Ave to Wood Street, August 11&12) and the Renegade Craft Fair (on Division Street between Damen and Marshfield, September 15 & 16th ).

You can then bring them to EVA for compilation with other’s complaints. It’s necessary to speak about specific instances, not generalities, if we want to address these issues in the future with the festival organizers or others.