Plainfield - Plainfield Fest, the community-wide celebration in the village’s downtown will kick off this Friday, July 14 and run through Sunday, July 16.
The event is organized by the village and The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation.
Events for the weekend will be located in the village’s historic downtown as well as a carnival that will be located at Plainfield Central High School.
The Fest’s layout this year will include:
o A beer tent and main stage will return to Des Plaines Street north of Lockport Street and include the old Fire Station.
o A vendor area will cover Lockport Street from Illinois Street west to Fox River Street.
o The Food Court will include the municipal parking lot behind Andreason’s Travel and Des Plaines Street south of Lockport Street.
o The Carnival, will occupy the northern parking lots of Plainfield Central High School.
Road closures begin at 5pm on July 13th
The following roads will be closed to facilitate Plainfield Fest:
Lockport Street will be closed from Illinois Street to James Street.
Des Plaines Street will be closed from Oak Street to Chicago Street.
Fox River Street between Ottawa Street and Commercial Street will be one-way, southbound. The east side will be sectioned off to serve pedestrians travelling to/from the Carnival through the gate at the south end of Fox River Street.
There will be limited access to those portions of Lockport Street between James Street and Fox River Street and from Illinois Street to Route 59 (with a right-turn-only onto southbound Route 59). There will be no access to westbound Lockport Street from Route 59.
Festival parking will be available in the municipal parking lots on Des Plaines Street north of Oak Street and on Illinois Street north of the Library.
Limited parking will be available at Plainfield Central High School in the parking lot north of the stadium, parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts, and in the south parking lot off of Fort Beggs Drive.
A limited number of Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the municipal parking lots and at the High School.
Parking will be restricted to one side of the street on the following roadways: Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Fox River Street, Des Plaines Street and Oak Street.
Roads are expected to re-open before 5am on Monday, July 17th, 2017.
Plainfield Police remind all motorists to anticipate longer than normal delays in traffic movement, and also to be aware of the increase in pedestrian traffic in the downtown area. Any questions regarding road closures or parking for Plainfield Fest may be directed to Commander Ken Ruggles at 815-267-7211.
For a schedule of events at Plainfield Fest go to: www.plainfieldfest.org