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Chicago Department of Cultural and Special Events – Summer Events

Purchase your parking for the City of Chicago’s summer events in advance and save!

Our four Millennium Garages are conveniently located beneath Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park & Grant Park.

Where To Park…

Visiting Pritzker Pavilion? We recommend our Millennium Park Garage or Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 South Columbus Drive. These two garages are the closest and most convenient. The pedestrian lobbies are located a half a block east of Michigan Avenue on East Randolph.

This rate is valid for up to 12-hours.




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Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesdays at 6:30pm I July 16–August 20, 2024

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion • Free Admission

Enter at Michigan Ave. & Washington St., Michigan Ave. & Madison St., Randolph St. or Monroe St.

Millennium Park Garage is the most convenient!

Extended Stay Parking

Purchase in advance and save up to 50% on Extended Stay Parking for up to 5 days, including in-n-out privileges.  Available at all four (4) garages.

Save an additional 10% when you enter promo code CHISUMMER at check-out.

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Sign-Up for a Flex Daily Card and receive a discount every time you attend an event downtown! 

Enter “Chicago Summer” in the company field to receive a special discounted rate.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Millennium Park • 4-9pm • FREE Admission

Enter at Michigan Ave. & Washington St., Michigan Ave. & Madison St., Randolph St. or Monroe St.

Chicago Blues Festival

June 6 – June 9, 2024 

Millennium Park I Free Admission

Enter at Michigan Ave. & Washington St., Michigan Ave. & Madison St., Randolph St. or Monroe St.

Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday–Sunday, July 18–21, 2024

Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park I FREE Admission

The 2024 Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Summer Season brings free world-class arts programming to the Midwest’s #1 attraction celebrating its milestone anniversary this season.

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The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Fireworks Spectacular!

Avoid the congestion and park south of the river at Millennium Garages!

Discounted Parking for The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival &  Fireworks along the Chicago River!

Avoid congestion on North Michigan Avenue and park south of the river at Millennium Garages for the Fireworks.

We recommend:

Grant Park North Garage at 25 North Michigan Avenue 

 Millennium Park Garage at 6 South Columbus Drive

Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 South Columbus Drive

The above garages are just a short walk to the river.

These rate is valid for up to 12-hours.




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Extended Stay Parking

Purchase in advance and save up to 50% on Extended Stay Parking for up to 5 days, including in-n-out privileges.  Available at all four (4) garages.

Save an additional 10% when you enter promo code FESTIVAL at check-out.

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THE WINTRUST FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR 7 p.m.

Just steps away from the fireworks…park at one of our three garages Grant Park North, Millennium Park or Millennium Lakeside Garage.

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eScooter

eScooters at Millennium Garages

eScooters at Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages is excited to offer eScooters for parking customers! Getting around downtown Chicago has never been more fun!

eScooter rides are free for the first two hours of each ride. Additional time beyond two hours, is $2 for every two hours.

Millennium Garages is excited to offer eScooters for parking customers! Getting around downtown Chicago has never been more fun!

eScooter rides are free for the first two hours of each ride. Additional time beyond two hours, is $2 for every two hours.

Millennium Garages is excited to offer FREE eScooters for parking customers. Getting around downtown Chicago has never been easier!

Rules of the Road

  1. The first 2 hours of each ride are free. Additional time is $2 for every 2 hours.
  2. eScooters are not allowed in the parking garage
    • All riders must be above 18 years of age
  3. eScooter Hours of Operation:
    • Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Sat – Sun: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • eScooters returned after the Hours of Operation will incur a $25 late fee. Refer to the RIDY App for more detail
  4. Ending Your Ride: You must complete your ride in the RIDY App. If your cell phone does not have connectivity:
    • Roll the eScooter outside the garage, turn your wi-fi off, restart the RIDY App and try again
    • Once you’ve ended the ride, lock the eScooter to the docking station and send a photo of the eScooter to support@rideridy.com.
    1. The first 2 hours of each ride are free. Additional time is $2 for every 2 hours.

    2. eScooters are not allowed in the parking garage
      • All riders must be above 18 years of age

    3. eScooter Hours of Operation:
      • Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
      • Sat – Sun: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • eScooters returned after the Hours of Operation will incur a $25 late fee. Refer to the RIDY App for more detail

    4. Ending Your Ride: You must complete your ride in the RIDY App. If your cell phone does not have connectivity:
      • Roll the eScooter outside the garage, turn your wi-fi off, restart the RIDY App and try again.
      • Once you’ve ended the ride, lock the eScooter to the docking station and send a photo of the eScooter to support@rideridy.com.

How to use eScooters at Millennium Garages

  1. Sign up HERE to receive your eScooter access code via email
    1. You will receive an email within 10 minutes. Check your promotions folder
  2. Download the Ridy Application to your smartphone (iOS or ANDROID)

  3. In the Ridy Application, create your Ridy account
    1. Click “Sign Up”
    2. Enter requested information
    3. Click the menu in the upper left corner
    4. Click “My Fleets”
    5. Enter the “Fleet Code” you received in the email
  4. Navigate to the eScooter station. There are 2 eScooter locations:
    • Millennium Lakeside Garage lobby (5 South Columbus Drive)
      1. Enter at 5 South Columbus Drive, between Randolph & Monroe
      2. After the ramps, go east to Millennium Lakeside Garage entry gates
      3. After gates, take the first right
      4. Continue to the end of the section and turn right
      5. The eScooter Lobby is at 300 East Monroe Street
    • Grant Park South (325 South Michigan Avenue)
      1. Enter at 325 South Michigan Avenue
      2. After the entry gates, take a left
      3. Go past the first wall and take another left
      4. The eScooters are located next to the elevator
  5. Start eScooter rental & go to street level
    1. Scan the QR code located on the handlebar of the eScooter
    2. Enter credit card information
    3. Take eScooter to street level
      • At Millennium Lakeside, take the ramp to Monroe Street
      • At Grant Park South, take the elevator to Michigan Avenue
  6. Return your eScooter to the docking location and end ride before returning to your car
    1. Place eScooter in the docking station
    2. Lock eScooter to the docking station
    3. To end ride, take a photo of the docked eScooter and submit to the Ridy App
    4. Plug in the eScooter to charge for the next rider
    1. Sign up HERE to receive your eScooter access code via email
      1. You will receive an email within 10 minutes. Check your promotions folder
    2. Download the Ridy Application to your smartphone (iOS or ANDROID)
    3. In the Ridy Application, create your Ridy Account
      1. Click “Sign Up”
      2. Enter requested  information
      3. Click the menu in the upper left corner
      4. Click “My Fleets”
      5. Enter the “Fleet Code” you received in the email
    4. Navigate to the eScooter station. There are 2 eScooter locations:
      • Millennium Lakeside Garage lobby (5 South Columbus Drive)
        1. Enter at 5 South Columbus Drive, between Randolph & Monroe
        2. After the ramps, go east to Millennium Lakeside Garage entry gates
        3. After gates, take the first right
        4. Continue to the end of the section and turn right
        5. The eScooter Lobby is at 300 East Monroe Street
      • Grant Park South (325 South Michigan Avenue)
        1. Enter at 325 South Michigan Avenue
        2. After the entry gates, take a left
        3. Go past the first wall and take another left
        4. The eScooters are located next to the elevator
    5. Start eScooter rental & go to street level
      1. Scan the QR code located on the handlebar of the eScooter
      2. Enter credit card information
      3. Take eScooter to street level
        • At Millennium Lakeside, take the ramp to Monroe Street
        • At Grant Park South, take the elevator to Michigan Avenue
    6. Return your eScooter to the docking location and end ride before returning to your car
      1. Place eScooter in the docking station
      2. Lock eScooter to the docking station
      3. To end ride, take a photo of the docked eScooter and submit to the Ridy App
      4. Plug in the eScooter to charge for the next rider

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The first 2 hours of each ride are free. Additional time is $2 for every 2 hours
  • Please create a support ticket in the Ridy Application, or email support@rideridy.com with your full name, email address and mention you are with the Millennium Parking Garages
  • The eScooter is likely in use, low battery or requires maintenance. Please try another eScooter
  • You must be 18 years or older to ride eScooters
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  • Use bike lanes to ride eScooters
  • Riders are not allowed in the garage,  on the Chicago Riverwalk or on sidewalks
  • To start your scooter ride, place one foot firmly on the baseboard and use your other foot to push off against the ground. Once you’ve gained speed, press the throttle near your right thumb to accelerate. Squeeze the hand brake to slow down when needed
  • We strongly recommend that you wear a helmet every time you ride the scooters
  • If you are making a stop at a destination, tap the “Pause” button in the application to turn off and secure the eScooter, which activates the anti-theft alarm
  • You are required to use the attached cable lock on the vehicle to secure the vehicle to a bike rack
  • You are responsible for returning the vehicle to the docking station at Millennium Lakeside Garage to complete the trip
  • To end the trip, take a photo showing the vehicle is properly parked and plugged into the charging station
  • Riders must use the cable lock to secure the vehicle to the charging station
  • If you are having issues returning the vehicle, please call or text 1-833-462-7439 (1-833-GO2-RIDY)
  • Every eScooter or bike comes with a cable and has a unique 4 or 5-digit code which is only visible when you select/tap the vehicle you are renting in the application
  • Riders must use this lock to secure the scooter/bike to a bike rack in order to park or pause their vehicles during their trip
  • If you are involved in an accident and need medical assistance, call 911. If the eScooter has been damaged, please file a report in the Ridy application. Select “Support” in the Ridy menu and press the “+” button. Click the “Accidents/Emergencies” option and fill out the form

Chicago Department of Cultural and Special Events – Winter Events

Purchase your parking for the City of Chicago’s winter & Holiday events in advance and save! Our four Millennium Garages are conveniently located beneath Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park & Grant Park.

Where To Park…

We recommend our Grant Park North located at 25 North Michigan Avenue if you are visiting the Annual Chicago Christmas Tree, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink  or the Chicago Cultural Center.

Visiting Pritzker Pavilion? We recommend our Millennium Park Garage or Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 South Columbus Drive. These two garages are the closest and most convenient. The pedestrian lobbies are located a half a block east of Michigan Avenue on East Randolph.

This rate is valid for up to 12-hours.




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Extended Stay Parking

Purchase in advance and save up to 50% on Extended Stay Parking for up to 5 days, including in-n-out privileges.  Available at all four (4) garages.

Save an additional 10% when you enter promo code CHIHOLIDAY at check-out.

Book Your Extended Stay Here!

 

Millennium Park Entrances

Millennium Park vehicle drop off point for visiting the Park is 201 E. Randolph St.  All currently open entrance/exits that have stairs also have ramps.

Entrances are at specific points around the park.

Monday-Wednesday & Thursday-Sunday 6am-4pm, the below entrances are open to enter the park.

  • Michigan Ave. and Washington St. (through Nov. 5)
  • Wrigley Square (S. of Randolph St.) and Michigan Ave. (Nov. 6 – tree removal)
  • Michigan and Madison
  • Plus, additional Park entrance is open South of 201 E. Randolph St.

Thursday-Sunday 4-11pm, the below entrances are open to enter the park.

  • Michigan Ave. and Washington St. (through Nov. 5)
  • Wrigley Square (S. of Randolph St.) and Michigan Ave. (Nov. 6 – tree removal)
  • Michigan and Madison

Some Park entrances may be closed as needed. If capacity is reached within the Park, entrances will temporarily close.

 

 

The 110th City of Chicago Christmas Tree 

November 17 through January 7th 

The 110th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree in Millennium Park, will shine brightly near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. from November 17th through January 7th. 

Ice Skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 17 – March 3 

Ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 17 through March 3 (weather permitting). DCASE presents free skating lessons (reservations required) from 9am-10am on most Saturdays and Sundays, teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills. Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation. 

Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon Ticket Release Dates:

Tickets will be released on a rolling basis at 12:00pm (noon) on the below dates:

Monday, November 6, 2023 – November 17 – December 3

Monday, November 20, 2023 – December 4 – December 17

Monday, December 4, 2023 – December 18 – January 7, 2024

Monday, December 18, 2023 – January 8 – January 21

Monday, January 8, 2024 – January 22 – February 4

Monday, January 22, 2024 – February 5 – February 19

Monday, February 5, 2024 – February 20 – March 3

Monday, February 26, 2024 – March 4 – March 10 (Closing Day)

Open 7 days a week: 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Millennium Park Sing-Alongs in Wrigley Square

December 1st, 8th, 15th from 6pm-7pm

The Chicago Cultural Center Open House

December 9: 1pm-6pm 

The Chicago Cultural Center presents a family-friendly Open House event this December. The historic building invites all ages to join in the fun with a SLOOMOO Slime Activation, live performances by Uniting Voices Chicago and Son Monarcas, family films, holiday shopping from local artists, Bingo and more! Stop by anytime to enjoy the engaging arts activities on all four floors and experience the transformative exhibitions on display as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. More details at ChicagoCulturalCenter.org

Bundle up and belt out songs in celebration of Chicago’s diverse holiday traditions in Millennium Park’s Wrigley Square on Fridays, December 1, 8, and 15. Each week features a local Chicago choral group leading guests and families in song. Sing-alongs begin at 6pm. The Holiday Sing-Along is made possible by the Millennium Park Foundation with generous support from the Pritzker Foundation. 

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