Geneva's Third Street Closed, Parking Restrictions Will Be in Place For July 24-25 Geneva Arts Festival

Geneva’s Third Street Closed, Parking Restrictions Will Be in Place For July 24-25 Geneva Arts Festival

Historic downtown Geneva serves as a picturesque backdrop for the Geneva Arts Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25, on South Third Street.

With a large crowd expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair this weekend, the Geneva Police Department announced a section of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.

To accommodate the event, Third Street from James to South streets will be closed to traffic in both directions starting at 4 p.m. Friday, July 23, to allow artists to set up their tents. Parking also will be prohibited on that same stretch of Third Street

“No Parking” signage will be posted during the morning July 23 to notify downtown visitors of the festival restrictions. If vehicles remain on South Third Street after 4 p.m., the Police Department will have them towed from the downtown.

The primary Arts Fair detour route is Second Street, but traffic on the cross streets of Third Street will remain open throughout the festival.

South Third Street is expected to be reopened to motorists by 8:30 p.m. July 25.

About The Arts Fair


For almost 20 years, the juried Geneva Arts Fair has risen in attendance and notoriety. The fine arts show, which showcases fine artisans from around the country in a host of mediums, has been voted one of the best art fairs in the United States.

This prestigious show includes free art activities for children of all ages.

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, visitors can enjoy stunning displays of artistry for free.

Geneva merchants and restaurants will also be providing guests with sales, food and wine specials, creating two full days of sensory pleasure.

Located just 40 miles west of Chicago, the show is easily accessible via Metra West Line or the interstate.

For more information, call the Geneva Chamber of Commerce at 630-232-6060 or visit the Chamber’s website.

SOURCE: city of Geneva, Geneva Chamber of Commerce website