Parking for bikes is available throughout the Backlot grounds including at the Library and the Village Hall.
Handicapped parking is located in all downtown general parking lots.
Auto parking will be available within two blocks of the Bash during these hours in the following church and downtown Skokie public parking lots :
Friday, 6 — 10 pm
Saturday, 11 am — 10 pm
Sunday, 12 — 8 pm
St. Peter's Catholic Church
8116 Niles Center Rd. (Lincoln Ave side)
St. Paul Lutheran Church
5201 Galitz St.
Public – Northwest corner of Elmwood and Warren Sts.
Public – Babb Ave. and Louise St., one block south of Ace Hardware
Public – Babb Ave. just south of Louise St., one block south of Ace Hardware
Take the CTA Yellow Line. Info here.
The CTA #97 Skokie bus route is a good alternative to the Yellow Line. #97 Skokie info.
PACE bus route 226 detour information.
Driving directions from south: From the south and Chicago -Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) to the Touhy east exit. Turn left on Cicero/Skokie Blvd.. Proceed seven blocks north to Lincoln Ave. Turn left (northwest) on Lincoln, cross Howard and contiue on Lincoln Avenue to downtown Skokie.
From the east and Evanston -Take Oakton Street across Skokie Blvd. Ample parking is available in neighboring lots.
Driving directions from north: Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) to the Dempster East exit. Proceed to second stop light (Gross Point Rd.), turn right. Go south seven blocks to Lincoln Ave., turn left. Take Lincoln Ave. about seven blocks southeast into downtown Skokie.
From the west and Morton Grove -Take Oakton Street to Gross Point Rd., go north to Lincoln Avenue, then right (east/southbound) on Lincoln Avenue to downtown Skokie.
Closed from Thursday at 10 a.m., through Monday at 2 a.m:
• A two-block portion of Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie Avenues, adjacent to the Village Hall.
• A one block section of Lincoln Avenue, between Oakton and Brown.
• A one block section of Floral Avenue, between Oakton and Brown.
For eastbound traffic – Traffic driving eastbound on Oakton Street will be diverted at Gross Point Road, north to Lincoln Avenue east, which becomes Main Street, then east to Skokie Boulevard, then south on Skokie Boulevard back to Oakton Street. Local residents will be able to access their neighborhood. The western end of the Oakton Street closure will physically begin at Park Avenue.
For westbound traffic – Traffic driving westbound on Oakton Street will be diverted at Skokie Boulevard, north on Skokie Boulevard to Main Street, then east to Gross Point Road, then southbound on Gross Point, back to Oakton Street. Local residents will be able to access their neighborhood. The eastern end of the Oakton Street closure will physically begin at Lincoln Avenue.