Wrigley Field’s open air backyard is a bustling hub for neighbors, fans, and visitors. Whether or not it’s baseball season, you’ll find a slew of events going on here — outdoor film screenings, fitness classes, concerts with local and national acts, and so much more. Here’s an overview of all the cool things you can do year-round at Gallagher Way.
Plan your visit
Game day at Gallagher Way
With that said, when the Cubs are playing at home, Gallagher Way hosts Gameday, where ticketholders can enter before or after the ballgame at no extra charge to lounge in the sun, drink local brews, or watch the game’s highlights. As kids play catch, fans stroll in and out of the two-story Cubs Store on the north end of the plaza, and don’t forget to visit the 2016 World Series Trophy. The Motorola Trophy Room is open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (hours subject to the availability of the trophy and may change). For a bite or an artisanal coffee drink, visit any of the restaurants and bars outlining Gallagher Way including the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, Madden’s Post, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, or Starbucks Reserve.
Budweiser Concert Series
The Budweiser Concert Series features new and emerging artists in outdoor shows all summer long. Click here for the full schedule.
Hear free live music on select Tuesday and Saturday evenings at Gallagher Way. Kick back on the lawn and hear classical and blues musicians play at dusk on these summer evenings. Outside food is welcome, beer and wine are available for purchase. Explore the full calendar here.
Practice your down dog or get your heart rate up with HIIT — all in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Gallagher Way hosts regular morning fitness classes, led by local instructors. Explore the full calendar here.
There’s no better place to spend a warm summer evening than the French Market. The casual, European-style gathering features an array of vendors peddling macarons, homemade pastas, imported cheeses, candles, soaps, and more. Plus, catch live music and chef demonstrations on select dates. Explore the full calendar here.
Grab a spot on the lawn for these free, outdoor movie screenings. Gallagher Way teams up with local favorite, Music Box Theatre, to hand-select a schedule of nostalgic films that run every other Wednesday from middle of May to end of September. Explore the full calendar here.
Each winter, Gallagher Way transforms into a holiday wonderland. Take a spin on the ice skating rink, visit Santa’s workshop, join a wreath-making workshop, enjoy a holiday movie, or shop for gifts at the local vendors set up in charming cottages. Learn more about Winterland.
Getting to Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way is located in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. The CTA Red Line provides service to Gallagher Way via a station at Addison. Visitors traveling during gamedays from the northwest and west suburbs can take Pace’s Wrigley Field Express Route nonstop from Pace’s Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg and Yorktown Center in Lombard. Divvy Bike stations are available on the corner of Sheffield Ave. and Addison St., and W. Grace and N. Clark St.