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MILLENNIUM PARK

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 in 2014 and continues 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.
 

VISITOR INFORMATION:

201 East Randolph Street 
(between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.)
312-742-1168
Free Admission
Open 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

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MILLENNIUM PARK EVENTS

Chicago Greeter

CHICAGO GREETER SERVICE

Register for Chicago Greeter, a free service that pairs visitors with local volunteers for 2-4 hour customized, guided walks around downtown and the neighborhoods. Get an insider's view of the city based on your preferred language and interests, from public art or history to food or fashion. For a shorter, impromptu excursion, consider Chicago InstaGreeter or Millennium Park Greeter for a free, hour-long walk.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival-2016

CHICAGO GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 1-2, 2018

FREE

Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival features local and national artists from traditional choirs to contemporary urban styles at the largest free, outdoor gospel music festival of its kind.

Chicago Blues Festival

35TH ANNUAL CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

June 8-10, 2018

FREE

With a diverse lineup celebrating the Chicago Blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival features the live music performances of over 100 national, international and local artists celebrating the city’s rich Blues tradition while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock hip-hop, rap and more.

 

 

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Jazz Festival

August 30-September 2, 2018

FREE

Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Don’t miss opening night in Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion featuring Orbert Davis’ Soul Migration which was commissioned for the Great Black Migration Centennial Celebration.

World Music Festival

World Music Festival

September 7-23, 2018

FREE


This citywide, multi-venue festival has attracted over 650,000 concert-goers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999. FREE performances take you into at all of Chicago's top live clubs, while marquee names also take to the gorgeous, open-air stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet

September 28-30, 2018

Ticket prices vary.

Chicago Gourmet, the nation’s premier culinary experience aimed at promoting Chicago’s world-class culinary community, returns to Millennium Park. Each September, celebrity chefs headline cooking demos on two stages, popular wine & mixology seminars serve up the coolest trends in a glass, and an awesome line-up of delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer tastings keeps the crowd rockin' and rollin'. 

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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.