Join in on Chicago’s biggest music festival of the year
Great for the entire family
Eight stages of music of all genres
Organic food, craft and merchandise options
Special sections for kids and more
Lollapalooza – in 2021, it was held from July 29 to August 1 (please google for latest information)
Spread out on 115 acres of lush green grass in Grant Park, the Lollapalooza festival is one of Chicago’s best summer blowouts. Although it has a focus on some fantastic bands and artists, there’s something for all lovers of dance, art and chowing down. It’s a three day event that takes place in the rare, warm summer days of Chi-town that has everyone flocking to its most iconic park for some great live tunes.
Every day there are eight ways to experience the shows, as stages are littered throughout Grant Park. Big venues like the Bud Light stage will hold large acts, while smaller stages will have a more intimate, relaxed feel to indulge during the day. Everywhere is within walking distance for accessibility and those with limited mobility can purchase a special ticket so they don’t miss any of the spectacle. The park spans one mile end-to-end, with plenty of pit stop hotspots for merchandise, activities and, of course, food.
With all this excitement, it’s only natural that concert-goers will want to sample some tasty local eats. Gone are the days of festivals serving hot dogs and pizza – Lollapalooza features many organic, delicious and local choices. For instance, in the past guests have been able to order things like garden burgers, chicken sliders, fair trade coffee and more. Or, simply head to the Farmer’s Market on-site to pick up some fresh apples or pre-made veggie delights. Lollapalooze prides itself in keeping all participants happy and healthy during the three-day event.
Families will especially love the all-inclusive aspect of Lollapalooza. In a special section of the park there will be kid-centric activities, music and crafts that anyone under ten years old can enjoy for free. They might even be able to take to the stage themselves! This can be a special introduction of music festivals to the younger set.
Festival guests are encouraged to visit the Lollapalooza website, as they are given the chance to customize their experience ahead of time through an account that tracks shows, food and other elements of the event to cater to individual tastes.
Lollapalooza celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011 and continues to go at it strong. It’s been named a top music festival in the U.S. that should not be missed at the end of the summer fest tour.