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Streets crossing State Street will begin closing at 5:00 p.m. for Freakfest on Saturday, October 26.  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 27. 

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

North Bassett Street, which has been closed for reconstruction, will be reopened by Saturday.

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. 

Freakfest Traffic Map

Metro Transit Detours

Real-time parking availability in city garages

Real-time parking availability in UW-Madison parking garages

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


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