Millennium Park “cautiously” reopened on Monday, June 15, according to an alert posted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Welcoming groups of 10 persons or fewer from 8am to 9pm every day, the 24.5-acre public space will require all visitors to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings.
Visit millenniumpark.org for information about where to enter and exit the park and which facilities are open.
Although the city cancelled all permitted special events through Labor Day — including a handful of Millennium Park favorites like the Chicago Blues Festival, Lollapalooza and Taste of Chicago — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and DCASE have introduced a number of “reimagined” celebrations to make up for the absence.
“Millennium Park at Home,” “SummerDance in Place” and “Taste of Chicago To-Go” are among the 150 events offering alternative ways to enjoy music, dance and film. To learn more, click here.
In 2017, the Chicago Tribune reported that Millennium Park had attracted 25 million annual visitors, becoming the top tourist destination in Chicago and the Midwest and ranking among the top ten in the United States.