Dining in the Park

Coming from all corners of the city, concertgoers unfold chairs, spread out picnics, catch up, and unplug their lives.

Picnicking on the Great Lawn has become a summertime tradition for many of the Festival's patrons.

Pack a Picnic

Top off your time at the Grant Park Music Festival sharing a laugh and a corkscrew with new neighbors! Food and drink, including beer and wine, are welcome in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion during concerts.

Discover new places where you can get all the ingredients to create the perfect picnic—including Macy's on State Street, the Official Picnic Sponsor of the Festival, conveniently located near Millennium Park!

If you are sitting in the Seating Bowl please make sure your picnic baskets, coolers, and personal items can fit under your seats. And please be considerate of your neighbors while eating and drinking during performances.

Park Concessions

Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase at the concession tent located on the east side of the park during concerts. Alcohol sales in Millennium Park typically end at the conclusion of the concert.

Picnic Event

Each summer the Festival hosts a picnic event, encouraging lawn lovers to embrace a particular theme for the evening. Details for the 2017 season will be announced in June.