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.

All year round, "The Bean" is an iconic draw for visitors and locals alike. Take a picture in front of Cloud Gate, the official name for the 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 downtown skyline.

During the winter months, lace up your skates for ice skating amid twinkling tree lights at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Or escape into Lurie Garden, an urban oasis that pays homage to Chicago's motto — "Urbs in Horto," or City in a Garden.

In the warmer months, spread out a blanket in front of the award-winning Pritzker Pavilion for a live performance. Cool off by splashing around in Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain, a shallow reflecting pool bookended by 50-foot towers. Grab food and drinks at the alfresco patio Park Grill, or burn off those calories during a Saturday morning workout on the Great Lawn.


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


Lurie Garden Summer Programming

Spring 2016
  • 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.


Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Mondays & Thursdays: June 6 - August 25, 2016
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
A fun addition to summertime in Chicago, Millennium Park brings back its free music series in 2016. On Mondays and Thursdays, outdoor concerts boast a curated lineup of rock, pop, jazz and more at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesdays: June 21 - August 30, 2016
  • Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Millennium Park's free weekly film series returns in 2016. Taking place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, the movies shine brightly on the massive, state-of-the-art screen over the Pritzker Pavilion's Great Lawn.

Grant Park Music Festival

June 15 - August 20, 2016
  • 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 2016 season.


Summer Workouts in the Park

Wednesdays & Saturdays: June 1 - September 3, 2016
  • Location: Great Lawn at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • FREE
Get an alfresco workout Wednesdays and Saturday mornings 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®.

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

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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