YAS! Fest

Presented by

Good Starts Young, Allstate

Saturday, September 22, 2018 • FREE Admission • 11am-7:30pm

Millennium Park

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YAS Fest! - the youth arts showcase - will be the largest celebration of young artists in Chicago history, featuring the works of hundreds of creative youth showcased in dozens of events throughout the Millennium Park Campus.

YAS! Fest Schedule

4-7:30pm YAS! Fest Finale (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
Desiigner (Photo credit: Robert Wunsch)

Ravyn Lenae (Photo credit: Sam Kfare)

11am   Jay Pritzker Pavilion
11am-4pm   YAS! Stage at Wrigley Square
11am-4pm   YAS! Lounge at Chase Promenade North

Plus DJs, Youth Radio, Performances, Workshops, CineYouth film screenings and interactive arts from youth organizations across the city, including and members of Chicago Youth Voices Network.


11am-4pm   Performances and Activations at Cloud Gate Plaza featuring

11am-4pm   Mural Painting and Art Activations on the Great Lawn
11am-1pm   Sun Print workshop with Kioto Aoki & Jan Tichy for CPS Lives at Lurie Garden
1-4pm   TIP Fest at Chase Promenade South
  • 1pm - Marie Tha DJ and DJ Bman
  • 2pm - Dance Performances
  • 3pm - TIP Fest Year of Creative Youth Audition Winners
  • 3:30pm - Frsh Waters of PIVOT, Joseph Chilliams of PIVOT, MFN Melo of PIVOT, Squeak Pivot of PIVOT

Plus Pop-Up Performances


Millennium Park Campus

10am–7pm   Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street)


Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural

  • 12-4pm - Year of Creative Youth Exhibitions Meet and Greet
  • 1-3pm - Meet an Artist: Indira Johnson, creating Rangoli art
11am–4pm   Maggie Daley Park (337 E. Randolph Street)


  • Activities at OUT OF SIGHT public art installation and roving creatures by Eda Yorulmazoglu
  • 3pm - CircEsteem performance
11am–3pm   Art Institute of Chicago* (111 S. Michigan Avenue)


*Museum Admission is FREE for all teens during YAS! Fest. Admission to the museum is always free to children under 14 and Chicago teens 17 and under.

Wabash Avenue Between Randolph St. and Washington St.


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Plan Your Visit

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

Millennium Park Visitor Information


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

Website: www.millenniumgarages.com

CTA Transportation

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151 and 157.

Lead sponsor of the Year of Creative Youth is Allstate Insurance Company. Additional grant support is provided by The Chicago Community Trust and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

 Additional Information

Sponsored By:

Chicago Sun-Times

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