Windy City Smokeout

Find Us

The festival will be located at Grand and the Chicago river.

560 W GRAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60654

Entrance is on Grand Avenue one block west of the Chicago River.

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PARKING

Find available parking spots nearby via ParkWhiz. Click here!

BY CAR

From North Lake Shore Drive

Take Lake Shore Drive south to the Lasalle Street Exit. Stay straight on Lasalle St. Turn right on to W Grand Street. Continue 0.6 miles. Festival will be on the right hand side.

From South Lake Shore Drive

Take Lake Shore Drive north to the Illinois Street Exit, toward Grand Ave. Stay straight on to Streeter Dr. Take the first left on to E Grand Ave. Continue 0.6 miles. 560 W Grand will be on the right.

From the Kennedy Expressway

Take the Kennedy towards downtown and exit at Ohio Street East. Once you exit the expressway, make a right hand turn on to Orleans. On Orleans, travel south two blocks to Grand, make a right hand turn on to Grand and go one block west.

From the Dan Ryan Expressway

Take the Dan Ryan northbound until you get to the Lake Street Exit. Turn left on to Lake Street. Turn right on to N Halsted Street. Turn right on to W Grand Ave. Festival is on the left hand side.

From the Eisenhower Expressway

Take the Eisenhower east towards downtown. Exit at the Wisconsin exit, take the Wisconsin exit onto the Kennedy going north. Exit at Ohio Street East. Once you exit the expressway, make a right hand turn on to Orleans. On Orleans, travel south two blocks to Grand, make a right hand turn on to Grand and go one block west.

BY BUS

Bus Routes

65, 8, 56 BY TRAIN Blue Line
Exit at Grand Ave. Walk 1 block east. Destination on the left.

Brown Line

Exit at the Merchandise Mart. Walk north on Wells toward W Kinzie Street. Turn left on to W Kinzie Street. Turn right on Desplaines St. Turn right on Grand Ave. Destination on the left.

Red Line

Exit on N State Street. Turn right on to W Grand Ave. Destination is on the right.

AIRPORTS

Chicago is served by o’Hare Airport and Midway Airport

The Official App

Download the Windy City Smokeout app to receive exclusive push notification offers, load your cashless wristband, check the weekend lineup and more!

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FAQ

The most frequently asked questions are answered below. Should you not find the answer to your question, you may contact us.

EVENT LOCATION

560 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654

GATES OPEN

Friday – Gates open at 2pm
Saturday – Gates open at 12pm
Sunday – Gates open at 12pm

TICKETING ISSUES

For any ticketing issues please call 888.512.SHOW (7469) or visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com/

For group sales, please email: crevel@windycitysmokeout.com

RE-ENTRY/INS & OUTS & WRISTBAND POLICY

Re-entry is allowed. Please get your hand stamped before exiting. All wristbands are non-transferable.

WRISTBANDS

All wristbands will be shipped to the address provided in the weeks leading up to Windy City Smokeout.  Tracking will be sent to you once your package has shipped.  Please stay tuned to Windy City Smokeout social media regarding the status of your wristbands.  If you do not receive your wristbands by the time you are headed to the event, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com/

TICKET DIFFERENCES

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET:

Over 30 performances on two stages.

Air conditioned restrooms.

Bars and concessions throughout the festival grounds with cashless availability.

Children 10 & under allowed in free.

VIP EXPERIENCE:

New! Access to elevated stage VIP areas with great views.

New! Commemorative cashless wristband.

New! Dedicated “express” festival entrance line.

New! Tented viewing area with flatscreen TVs.

New! On site concierge.

New! Complimentary charging stations.

In and out privileges.

Shade and relaxed seating.

Full bar available for purchase.

Air conditioned restrooms.

Access to all general admission areas.

ALLOWED & PROHIBITED ITEMS

Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT:

Chairs

Weapons of Any Kind, including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind

Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind

Large Backpacks (Framed, Hiking Backpacks, etc.)

Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans

Outside Food or Drinks (including Alcohol)

Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles

Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds

Carts, Tents & Chairs of Any Kind

Hard-Sided Coolers

Pets (except Service Dogs)

No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed. No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.

CHILDREN

The festival is family-friendly. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 10 will be admitted at no charge (excluding VIP area).

Any guest accompanying a child in the VIP section must purchase a ticket for that child.

PARKING

Find available parking spots nearby via ParkWhiz.

Valet Parking is available for $16. Valet Stand is in the front of the main event grounds entrance.
Valet Parking provided by Valet Parking Authority. Phone # 312-867-4911

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Windy City Smokeout is a completely cashless event. You will be able to load credit card information on wristbands or use credit cards.

Contact Us

Questions? Tweet us @wcsmokeout or fill out the contact form below. If you would like to be a Smokeout sponsor, please visit our Sponsor page.