With 25 acres of awe-inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millennium Park is Chicago’s premier green space.

Millennium Park celebrated its 10th anniversary season last year and in 2015 will continue to present dozens of free events and programs including art installations, outdoor concerts, films screenings, alfresco workouts and more.

Don’t miss "The Bean," an eye-catching favorite year round. Take a picture in front of Cloud Gate, the official name for this massive, stainless steel structure that’s become Chicago’s signature landmark. In its mirror-like surface you'll see not only your own reflection, but the magnificent downtown skyline.

Also in Millennium Park, escape into Lurie Garden, a four-seasons urban oasis that pays homage to Chicago's motto — "Urbs in Horto," or City in a Garden. Stand beneath Crown Fountain, two 50-foot towers that reflect the faces of Chicago. See the architecturally-stunning Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Grab a bite at the on-site restaurant Park Grill or picnic on the main plaza.


201 East Randolph Street
(between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.)
Free Admission
Open 6am - 11pm daily


Lurie Garden Summer Programming

May - August 2015
  • Dates: Vary each week (visit website for full calendar)
  • Location: Lurie Garden (Millennium Park at Columbus Drive & Monroe Street)
On five acres at the southeast corner in Millennium Park, Lure Garden welcomes spring with a series of free lectures and hands-on workshops that inspire individuals and families of all ages to enjoy the natural world. From lessons on beekeeping, basket weaving and basic pruning, to toddler sing-alongs and kiddie art lessons, grow your knowledge of gardening, design and ecology.


Downtown Sound

Mondays & Thursdays from June 1 - July 23, 2015
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Millennium Park's critically-acclaimed and totally free music series, Downtown Sound, returns for a seventh summer. Catch a diverse blend of musical acts from indie rock and pop to contemporary and electronic.

Summer Workouts in the Park

Saturdays from June 3 - September 5, 2015
  • Location: Great Lawn at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Get an alfresco workout in every Saturday morning on the Great Lawn. The free workout series is open to all fitness levels and last 45 minutes each. Visitors can center their chakras with Tai Chi, melt stress away with Yoga, sweat it out with Pilates, or do a little Lain-inspired calorie burning with Zumba.

Grant Park Music Festival

June 17 - August 22, 2015
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
  • FREE
Led by Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell, the award-winning Grant Park Orchestra and Grant Park Chorus bring 30 free outdoor concerts to downtown audiences throughout the week all summer long. The nation's only free outdoor classical music series boasts world premieres, festival favorites, renowned guest artists, local artists, and more for the 2015 season.

Special Exhibit "Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits"

June 18, 2014 - December 2015
  • Location: South Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
  • FREE
The Spanish artist brings four monumental sculptures to the South Boeing Gallery in a special exhibit for Millennium Park's 10th anniversary.


Special Exhibit "Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs"

June 18, 2014 - October 2015
  • Location: North Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
  • FREE
In a special exhibit for Millennium Park's 10th anniversary, over 50 images highlighting its early history, its construction, and its beauty today are highlighted.

Family Fun Festival

June 23 - August 23, 2015
  • Location: Chase Promenade North, Millennium Park
  • FREE
Join the fun all summer long with daily programming in the Family Fun Festival Tent. From 10am-2pm the action-packed schedule will keep your little ones busy with song and dance, reading circles, live performances, and crafts. Full schedule coming soon!


Millennium Park Film Series

Tuesdays from June 23 - August 25, 2015
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
A fun addition to summertime in Chicago, Millennium Park brings back its free film series in 2015. Kicking off Tuesday evenings at dusk, the movies will shine brightly on the massive, state-of-the-art screen over the Pritzker Pavilion's Great Lawn. Additionally, Millennium Park will present other free films on select dates throughout the summer

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz

Thursdays from August 6 - 27, 2015
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Millennium Park stages a month-long tribute to the genre with this celebrated music series. These free, weekly concerts aim to connect audiences with the jazz music's roots and future stars, before culminating with the holiday weekend spectacular, the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Full schedule coming soon!


Millennium Park Presents

May 21 - September 18, 2015
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Millennium Park Presents is a series of one-night-only performances to showcase symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more — performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. This summer's lineup includes concerts from Chicago Children's Choir and two Northwestern University ensembles; live performances from the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival as well as the Chicago Dancing Festival; and showcases from Broadway in Chicago and Lyric Opera of Chicago, among several others. Full schedule coming soon!

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Millennium Park is operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) at the City of Chicago. DCASE is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality through free and affordable events and programs.
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