You’ve seen the daily schedules. You’ve scanned the FAQ. Now, only one question remains: “How the heck do I get to Riot Fest in Douglas Park?”
First and foremost, you’re definitely gonna want to get tickets if you haven’t already. A limited number of single-day, two-day, and three-day tickets are still available. Get them while you can.
As for our suggestions, 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 right-neighborly methods to get to Douglas Park. The CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance, and is probably the most convenient route to the fest.
The entrance to Riot Fest is located at the intersection of W. Ogden Ave. & S. Sacramento Dr. Chicago, IL 60623.
BOX OFFICELocated near the corner of Ogden & Sacramento.
Box Office Hours
Friday, September 14th: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Saturday, September 15th: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Sunday, September 16th: 10:30AM – 9:30PM
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. Board 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.
Helpful CTA Links:
Schedules/Service Hours For Trains & Buses
CTA System Map
To accommodate passengers attending Riot Fest in Douglas Park, a modified schedule will be in place from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15. Certain trains, will make additional stops at Western Avenue.
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!)
Limited and secure parking will be available. Lots will be open each day of the festival from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., where parking spots are provided on a first come, first served basis. Any cars left overnight will be removed from the lot at the owners’ expense. NO camping is allowed whatsoever, and NO open fires are permitted at any time.
Entrance located at 12th & California.
Friday –Sunday, 10:00am – 11:00pm.
$30 per vehicle, per day.
No overnight parking.
Maria Saucedo Elementary School
2850 W. 24th Blvd.
Entrance located at W. 23rd Pl. and S. California Ave.
$20 per vehicle, per day.
No overnight parking.
If you must drive, please respect Douglas Park residents and do NOT park on residential streets surrounding the park.