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Streets crossing State Street will begin closing at 5:00 p.m. for Freakfest on Saturday, October 27.  Lake Street, Johnson Street, and Dayton Street will all close at 5:00 p.m.   Gorham Street will stay open until 6:00 p.m.  Streets will be closed until approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 28.  A map of the closures is located here.  

West Gilman Street will be closed between State Street and North Henry Street starting at 8:00 a.m.  West Mifflin Street will be closed at Wisconsin Avenue starting at 2:00 p.m.  These two earlier closures are for the construction of the two concert stages.   

Event gates will be open from 7:00 p.m. until the 1:30 a.m.  During this time, an event ticket will be needed to enter or cross State Street. 

All bikes will be removed from the entire length of State Street on Saturday. 

See attached map. 

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If you have any questions, direct them to the contact person listed above.


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