Chicago, Illinois
July 22, 2017
Grant Park, Chicago
Celebrate one year of Pokémon GO together with thousands of Trainers from the community!
Enjoy Pokémon GO Fest Around the World
Can’t make it to Chicago? Stay tuned for how to participate in Pokémon GO Fest together with Trainers around the world.
Increased Pokémon Encounters
Catch a wide variety of Pokémon, including some that have never been seen before in Grant Park. This is a great chance to fill in some gaps in your Pokédex.
Challenges and Rewards
Work together with thousands of Trainers in the park and millions around the world to complete challenges throughout the day and unlock amazing in-game rewards globally. More details about these challenges and rewards will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Exclusive In-App Medal
Unlock an exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Chicago medal for your profile page—the first of its kind!
Special PokéStops
Lace up your most comfortable walking shoes and get ready for the Pokémon GO Fest walking course, lined with PokéStops that award special 2 km Eggs which can only be obtained in Grant Park.
Team Lounges
Cool off and recharge in one of the three team lounges, where you'll meet your fellow Instinct, Mystic, or Valor teammates.
Photo Ops
Commemorate the experience by snapping photos with your favorite Pokémon at the many awesome photo opportunities around the park.
Want to enter one hour early?
Sprint and Boost Mobile Rewards!
Sprint and Boost Mobile customers, visit a participating store to get access to Pokémon GO Fest Chicago one hour early, starting at 9 A.M. Plus, ALL TRAINERS are invited to visit the Sprint and Boost Mobile PokéStops at the Fest to get your exclusive Pokémon GO Level Up Patches and a FREE code for special game items! Sign up to receive extra Rewards points and a chance to win other great prizes!
Host Hotels
Special Pokémon GO Fest discounted rates are available while supplies last by clicking the hotel logos above. Trainers who stay at these hotels will also have access to Pokémon GO Fest Chicago one hour early, starting at 9 A.M.
Stay tuned
There are many more details to be revealed about Pokémon GO Fest Chicago. Check back at this webpage or follow Pokémon GO on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for updates.
Dates & Hours
July 22, 2017
10 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Box Office Location & Hours
Located on Columbus & Jackson next to the entrance of the festival.

Thursday, July 20 – Friday, July 21
12 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Saturday, July 22
8 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Wristband Activation
Wristband registration ensures that your investment remains yours and in the event of an emergency the correct contact is associated with your wristband for you or your child.

Please follow the steps below to ensure your wristband is registered before the festival:

STEP 1: Visit to register your wristband(s).
STEP 2: Be sure to register each wristband.
STEP 3: Include your name and phone number in the emergency contact fields for your child.

Exit & Re-Entry Policy
All ticket holders are allowed to re-enter the festival throughout the day. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter. Ticket holders and their belongings will be searched upon entry and every re-entry to the park.
Allowed & Prohibited Items
The following items are ALLOWED:
  • Backpacks (Standard school-sized backpacks only. No frames or camping gear.)
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
  • Cameras (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras) without detachable lenses and other accessories (monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, GoPro mounts, and other attachments are not allowed)
  • GoPro cameras without accessories
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (no aerosol containers)
  • Empty hydration packs and water bottles (plastic or aluminum) Max size 36oz. for Yeti type hydration rambler
  • Water – you may bring two factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each) and refill them throughout the day at our free water filling stations
The following items are PROHIBITED:
  • No E-Cigs or Vaping devices
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Any and all professional video equipment
  • Professional cameras (any camera with the option to detach a lens)
  • Any and all camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, go pro mounts and attachments, detachable lenses, or other commercial equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Totems, Flags, Banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Hammocks
  • Glass Containers
  • Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc)
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
  • Umbrellas
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
  • Large wallet and waist chains that exceed 12 inches in length and width of 1 inch.
  • Bicycle chains and other such chains will not be allowed.
  • Bicycles inside the festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
  • No Chairs of any kind
  • No Inflatable furniture. Rafts, chairs, etc.