This summer Chicago has big plans to usher in the one year anniversary of the 606, the award-winning pedestrian and cycle trail that replaced the long-defunct Bloomingdale elevated rail line. Servicing the Bucktown, Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, and Logan Square neighborhoods, the 606 will celebrate its first birthday with a day-long event on Saturday, June 4 that will bring a festival atmosphere to the 2.7 mile trail.
The party will commence at 10 AM at the path's western terminus at Humboldt Boulevard between Wabansia and Cortland with food kiosks and multiple stages for music. All throughout the day, community members will be encouraged to join processions on the trail to experience a diverse array of live performances and 30 booths offering various hands-on activities. From 9 PM to 10 PM a special "illuminated procession" will take place with participants carrying special light-up objects crafted with the help of local artists. Admission for the event is free.
- The 606 Block Party [Website]
- Previous 606 coverage [Curbed Chicago]