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Lollapalooza 2022: what are the best parking options near the festival?

The Chicago festival returns to Grant Park this weekend, so where are the best spots to park for those attending the 350,000-person event?

Where to park for Lollapalooza 2022?
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Lollapalooza 2022 begins on Thursday with hundreds of thousands of music lowers expected to party in Chicago’s Grant Park over the next four days. After nearly two decades the festival brings together 170 artists from all around the world and is one of the most well-attended in the United States.

However that massive popularity does have its negative points as an estimated 350,000 revellers arrive in Chicago. The transportations options are often less than ideal and many will likely choose to drive to Lollapalooza.

If you’re thinking of arriving by car bear in mind that there are two entrances for Lollapalooza 2022, the Main Entrance at Michigan & Ida B Wells and the North Entrance at Columbus & Monroe.

Where are the best places to park for Lollapalooza?

There are two main carparks affiliated with the festival that provide the most convenient parking spots for festival-goers. Millennium Garages are directly beneath Grant Park, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park, putting it right next to the main entrance.

The carpark is divided into Millennium Lakeside Garage and Millennium Park Garage, both of which are located at 5 South Columbus Drive, adjacent to the festival’s North Entrance. Tickets for these carparks can be reserved on the Millennium Garages website.

These options below the festival site are the closest to the action but may be booked up by the time you try to reserve a spot. Here are the closest car parking facilities to the festival grounds…

NameDistance from Festival
Grant Park South3 minute walk
50 E Adams Garage4 minute walk
55 E Monroe Garage 4 minute walk
Grant Park North6 minute walk
215 S Wasbash Ave. Valet Assist Lot7 minute walk

Bear in mind that the garages differ in their hours of operation and rules on returning customers. Some are open 24/7 while some only offer limited hours. Likewise some insist that users may not re-enter the facility after leaving, regardless of how long they reserved the spot for. Make sure to check the terms before booking your spot.

Can I get public transport to Lollapalooza 2022?

With such a central location there is of course the possibility of reaching the park using public transport. There are plenty of parking spots around the city of Chicago, and from there you can take advantage of the area’s extensive transport network.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers a discounted 3-day pass for just $15 which will suit festival goers. Alternatively, you can purchase a single ‘L train’ ticket for just $2.25. Simply follow directions for Grant Park and as you approach specific festival signage will guide you to where you need to be.


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