Chicago’s Weekend Events Include the Chicago Gospel Music Festival in Millennium Park, Do Division Street Fest, Mexico v. Ecuador at Soldier Field and the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 on the City’s West Side

June 3, 2022

OEMC Encourages Residents and Visitors to Report Suspicious Activity by Calling 9-1-1

With many festivals, athletic events, and simultaneous events throughout the city and along the lakefront this weekend, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is advising residents and visitors to be aware of street closures, additional crowds, increased traffic and to plan accordingly. The City of Chicago will have citywide deployments to ensure the safety and security of the public. The OEMC will monitor weekend events and weather conditions citywide from the Operations Center and coordinate public safety resources with critical stakeholders.

Report Suspicious Activity: If you See Something Say Something. The city reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.

Motorists in the areas where events are happening should be prepared for increased traffic and possible reroutes. There will be some street closures in effect for larger events to ensure public safety. Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) will be on hand at select events citywide to direct flow and impacts from heavy traffic. Residents and motorists should be aware of the following large events:

Chicago Gospel Music Festival in Millennium Park
June 4, 2022, 3-9 p.m.
A family friendly celebration of the music genre born in Chicago featuring the top gospel artists in the country. Please note that Millennium Park is a safe and welcoming space for everyone. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday — and may be asked to present a valid ID. As in previous years, outside alcohol is not allowed for the following events: Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 4, 2022), Chicago Blues Festival (June 9–12, 2022), Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute (July 2, 2022) and Chicago Jazz Festival (September 1–4, 2022). For these events, alcohol at various price points may be purchased inside the venue. Plan your visit at

Mexican National Team v. Ecuador National Team
Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m.
The 2022 World Cup Qualified teams face off at Soldier Field on Sunday. Parking lots open at 2 p.m. and gates open at 4 p.m. For complete details and what you need to know before you go, visit

Bank of America Chicago 13.1
Sunday, June 5 at 7 a.m.
OEMC and Organizers are reminding the public about the first every half marathon on Chicago’s West Side. Thousands of runners are expected to take part in this unique racing experience through the historic parks and boulevards of Chicago’s West Side. The 13.1-mile course will start and finish in Garfield Park, the oldest park on the West Side, and travel through Humboldt and Douglass Parks while traversing the neighborhoods that line the boulevards connecting all three parks. For complete details on street closures, visit

Maifest Chicago
Thursday, June 2, 5–9:30 p.m.; Friday, June 3, 5–11 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, noon–11 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, noon–10 p.m.
Held in Lincoln Square located at 4700 N. Lincoln Avenue, Maifest (Mayfest) Chicago is a traditional celebration of the arrival of spring. For complete event details, visit

Do Division Street Fest
Friday, June 3, 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 4, noon–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, Noon–10 p.m.
The outdoor music festival is located on Division Street between Damen and Levitt St. Public transportation is encouraged. For complete details, visit

Lincoln Park Greek Fest
Friday, June 3, 5–11 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, noon–11 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, noon–10 p.m.
The annual event is held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 2701 N. Sheffield Avenue, public transportation is encouraged. For complete details, visit

Chicago Cubs v. St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, June 2 at 1:20 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at 12:20 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 at 6:08 p.m.
For complete details on the game and Wrigley Field, visit

57th Street Art Fair
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Set in the Hyde Park neighborhood, the festival will celebrate its 75th year on 57th Street.
For a map of the event and details visit, 2022 Map & Legend | 57th-street-art-fair or the website at

Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m.
Haim is pop/rock group is comprised of three sisters and have been recently nominated for awards for Best Rock Performance. Parking lot opens at 5 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m. For complete details, visit

Pheobe Bridgers
Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m.
Phoebe Bridgers is a multi-Grammy-nominated and highly acclaimed indie singer-songwriter. Parking lot opens at 5 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m. For complete details, visit

Navy Pier Fireworks
Saturday, June 4 at 10 p.m.
Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, Navy Pier will present a fireworks show each Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend. Wednesday shows begin at 9 p.m. and Saturday shows begin at 10 p.m. For additional details, visit

Public Transportation: As for any large–scale event, public transportation is encouraged and both CTA and Metra are providing additional service for the event. Public transit is the most affordable, convenient, and environmentally friendly way to get to and from summertime events. For more information, visit CTA at and

Pole Markers/Location Identifiers: For public safety on the lakefront, event and concert attendees are reminded to be aware of the numbers attached to the poles throughout the Grant Park area as well as 1200 DuSable Lake Shore Drive to 6600 DuSable Lake Shore Drive to help them reference their location within the park to friends, family and first responders if there is an emergency.

Weather and Public Safety
OEMC will monitor events through a collaboration with public safety partners. OEMC advises Chicagoans to be aware of weather conditions and to follow instructions and heed all warnings from public safety officials. We encourage residents to check the weather before heading out. For the most up-to-date weather information, please tune into local media or download a weather app.

OEMC will issue any alerts and notifications needed to keep residents and attendees up to date on weather conditions and emergencies. Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakefront notices, issues affecting businesses or COVID-19 updates:

CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5
CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3
COVID: Get COVID-19 updates by TEXTING “COVID19” to 6-7-2-8-3

For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).

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