How The Heck Do I Get To Riot Fest?
The entrance to Riot Fest is located at the intersection of W. Ogden Ave. & S. Sacramento Dr. Chicago, IL 60623
We suggest taking public transportation, riding a bicycle, taking a cab, or using a ride sharing service to get to Riot Fest. These are the most effective, environmentally sound, and neighborly methods to get to Douglas Park. The CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance – the most convenient route to the fest.
Via the Pink Line L Train
Just around the corner from the entrance to Riot Fest, this is the most convenient way to get to Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park. Take the Pink Line and exit the train at the California stop.
Once off the train, head north on California, make a left (west) on 19th St., then a right on Albany Ave. Head north on Albany Ave, then turn right on Ogden Ave. and the Riot Fest entrance will be on your right at the corner of Ogden Ave. and Sacramento Dr. Total distance is only .71 miles.
Riot Fest is actively working with the CTA to increase service and frequency to and from Douglas Park. Please visit TransitChicago.com & the links provided below for service hours and more information.
To accommodate passengers attending Riot Fest in Douglas Park, a modified schedule will be in place from Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. Certain trains, will make additional stops at Western Avenue. Please see the schedule here.
Bike parking will be available at Albany & 19th St. Working Bikes will be providing a valet service for a small donation. (Working Bikes not only provides a repair and retail storefront, but also operates a donation center to recycle and reuse old bike parts. Hell yeah for sustainability!)
Use code RF1X for 50% off your Lyft ride to or from Riot Fest! Some restrictions apply, visit lyft.com/i/RF1X for more details or to have the coupon automatically zapped to your phone.
FREE REGGIE’S ROCK BUS
Take the free Rock Bus to Riot Fest! It departs for the festival from Reggie’s Rock Club (2109 S. State St. on Chicago’s Near South Side) at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and returns back to the club after the fest ends each night. 21+…and once again, it’s free!
Limited and secure parking will be available. Lots will be open each day of the festival from 10am to 11pm. Parking spots are provided on a first come, first served basis for $25 per vehicle per day. There will not be any overnight parking allowed without first returning to the lot and arranging with Capitol Parking. Any cars left overnight will be removed from the lot at the owners’ expense at 9am daily. NO camping is allowed whatsoever and NO open fires at any time.
If you must drive, please respect Douglas Park residents and do NOT park on residential streets surrounding the park.