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ADMISSION

The Chicago Blues Festival is free admission within all Millennium Park festival areas and all performance stages including Jay Pritzker Pavilion.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Stay overnight in the city and catch all three days of the Chicago Blues Festival. Browse hotel options and book online.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

For route planners, maps and fare details for CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) buses and trains, visit transitchicago.com.

The high-speed Metra commuter rail train connects outlying suburbs to downtown. For exact fares and route maps, visit metrarail.com.  


PARKING

Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garages. Visit millenniumgarages.com for directions and to pre-purchase parking.

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BIKING

For cyclists, information on Chicago's bike sharing program Divvy, local bike lanes and bicycle rack parking is available at chicagocompletestreets.org.

On-site bike parking is available in the McDonald's Cycle Center, a state-of-the-art indoor facility located in the northeast corner of Millennium Park. For information, visit chicagobikestation.com or call 888-BIKE-WAY (888-245-3929).

Bike racks are also located on the concrete pad on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, as well as along Michigan Avenue and upper Randolph Street.


VISITOR INFORMATION

Chicago's official visitor information center is open year-round at 111 N. State Street, within the historic Macy's on State Street shopping center. Located in the city's downtown Loop, the visitor center has a dedicated team of local experts ready to welcome you and help make the most of your time in Chicago. Stop by for free brochures, maps and complimentary concierge services.

For daily alerts on what's happening in the city, follow Choose Chicago on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter (where you can tweet @choosechicago your travel questions and get itinerary suggestions, restaurant recommendations, insider tips & exclusive givewaways).

The Chicago Official Visitors Guide is the must-have publication for any trip to the city, packed with colorful spreads and expert travel articles. View the guide online or request your free copy at choosechicago.com/guides.


ACCESSIBILITY

Every aspect of Millennium Park has been designed to be fully accessible to all patrons.

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street. Wheelchairs may be returned to any Millennium Park Security Guard after the Welcome Center has closed
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth
  • Service animals are permitted in the Park
  • Audio tour scripts are available in the Millennium Park Welcome Center for the hearing impaired

Key accessible design elements include:

  • Ramps adjacent to Michigan Avenue main staircases that start and stop at the same place as the top and bottom landing of the staircase. This allows a person in a wheelchair to get to the same place as an able bodied person without traveling great distances away from the staircase.
  • The staircase at Columbus and Monroe is adjacent to an elevator.
  • The BP Bridge never exceeds a 1:20 gradual slope. Slopes greater than 1:20 require handrails, edge protection and flat landings every 30'. These slopes also take physical exertion to push oneself up and greater control to go down. Disabled children rarely have the upper body strength to accomplish this. The Bridge was also designed so the spacing between the floorboards does not exceed 1/4". This ensures that the front wheel of a chair cannot get caught and tip over.
  • The Crown Fountain was designed without edges or deep water areas so a wheelchair can easily enter the fountain area and participate with full inclusion.
  • The Jay Pritzker Pavilion has wheelchair seating spaces throughout the seating area. There are assistive listening devices available for the hearing impaired and 5% of the aisle seats have removable armrests for easy access by a person transferring onto the seat or people who use walkers and canes. In addition, the grass is cut to meet ADAAG guidelines for access - short cut with firm and stable soil foundation to allow a wheelchair to go onto the lawn area.

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