Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit

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A security perimeter and bag check will take place for all Jay Pritzker Pavilion events and outside alcohol will be prohibited at these six events:

  • May 24–25: Chicago House Music Festival
  • June 7–9: Chicago Blues Festival
  • June 30: Chicago Mariachi Festival
  • July 4: Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute
  • August 12: Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert
  • August 29–September 1: Chicago Jazz Festival

Like previous years, alcohol will also be prohibited at the two ticketed concerts presented by an outside promoter and the ticketed Chicago Gourmet (September 27–29).

Outside alcohol will be allowed at the more than 70 other public concerts and programs happening in Millennium Park this summer.

Security gates typically open 2–3 hours before each event. The park, within the event perimeter, will be closed 1 hour before gates open for event preparations.

Please be patient and plan ahead for the Millennium Park Security Perimeter. Knowing what items are prohibited will help speed your bag check. Entry may be faster for those without bags. For more information about the new security measures, including a full list of the prohibited items, visit Policies and Regulations.

Millennium Park was created for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors and is home to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago's premier outdoor music venue, offering more than 80 free concerts, movies and other cultural events throughout the summer.

For current event updates, including weather–related announcements and schedule changes, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Download the Millennium Park App to get access to all the free fun in the palm of your hand.

As a friendly reminder, programs and artists are subject to change without notice.


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