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things to do in millennium park Chicago, IL

Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Chicago at this spectacular green space in the heart of the city. Experience a new kind of town square, a gathering spot that brings people together among state-of-the-art landscaping and architecture. Be wowed by outdoor sculptures like Crown Fountain and the famous Cloud Gate (the giant chrome bean). Stroll through beautiful Lurie Garden and rent bikes at McDonald's Cycle Center.
Millennium Park is also a hotbed of live events, including free outdoor concerts and movies all summer long. Come at the right time for unique cultural festivals and brilliant seasonal celebrations. Dance on the grass at Jay Pritzker Pavilion and catch a modern dance performance at Harris Theater. Or, simply kick back, relax, and soak up the Chicago vibe that permeates this dynamic urban oasis at the heart of the city.


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  • Chicago Blues Festival
  • Chicago Jazz Festival
  • Summer Music Series
  • Grant Park Music Festival
  • Summer Film Series
  • Christmas Tree Lighting


  • Gardens
  • Public Artwork
  • Free Concerts
  • Ice Skating (seasonal)
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Outdoor Movies


  • Why is Millennium Park important to Chicago?

    Since its opening in 2004, Millennium Park has become one of Chicago's most iconic destinations. It's the city's second visited tourist attraction after Navy Pier. This intimate city park offers locals and travelers alike a community gathering hub, the perfect place for connecting with the vibrant spirit of Chicago through free music festivals, seasonal celebrations, and innovative artwork.
  • What is there to do at Millennium Park Chicago?

    Soak in the beautiful landscaping of this epic green space that's surrounded by skyscrapers and dotted with amazing public art. Enjoy al fresco restaurants or pack your own picnic and dine on the grass. Find outdoor movies and concerts in the summer and ice skating in the winter. 

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