Ok, now that you can definitely get in, we’ve got some ideas. 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 Douglass Park. The CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance and is probably the easiest route to the fest.
The entrance to Riot Fest is located at the intersection of W. Ogden Ave. & S. Sacramento Dr. Chicago, IL 60623.
Located near the corner of Ogden & Sacramento.
Box Office Hours
Friday, September 15th 11 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, September 16th 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, September 17th 11 AM – 9 PM
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 Douglass 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 Douglass Park. Please visit TransitChicago.com & the links provided below for service hours and additional information.
Helpful CTA Links
To accommodate passengers attending Riot Fest in Douglass 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.
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!)
PARKING (Near UIC Campus)
There will be limited spaces available near UIC at the locations below. The rate is $9/day for evenings (3pm – 8am) and on weekends (per 24 hour period).
We suggest to park and take the CTA Pink Line or a quick uber from these locations.
Paulina Street Parking Structure
915 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Wood Street Parking Structure
1100 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
**This link will be updated as more information becomes available.
Pickup/Dropoff Point: W Ogden Ave & S Farrar Dr
The official Rideshare Point is located on Ogden Ave, as noted on the map above. Out the main gate and to your right. Additional pickup/dropoff points will be available north of the festival, outside of the streets surrounding Douglass Park (W Roosevelt Rd between Albany Ave and S California Ave south to W 19th St). Uber will provide in-app instructions to help guide you to these points. Please remain clear of the hospitals on California Ave to the east and 19th St to the south.