Dining in the Park

Take in the beauty of an outdoor classical concert while dining al fresco.

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 with a tasty meal and a glass of wine! Food and drink, including beer and wine, are welcome anywhere in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion during Grant Park Music Festival 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

Refreshments and food are available for purchase for evening concerts from the food trucks located on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Alcohol sales in Millennium Park end at the conclusion of the concert.

Picnic Contest


Each year, the Festival hosts a picnic contest, encouraging guests on the Lawn to embrace the theme of the evening. The 2017 Picnic Contest on the Great Lawn will be announced at the beginning of our summer season.