Riot Fest Tips

Riot Fest Chicago 2023: Quick Tips

Riot Fest the annual 3-day music festival in Douglass Park, Chicago, featuring the best of punk, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, metal, alternative, and just about everything in between. The festival has 90+ performances across 5 different stages, on top of carnival rides, tons of food & drink options, a wide array of merchants selling records, art, jewelry, and more. Riot Pop! skate ramp, a tent full of FREE arcade games, and something they describe as Muppet Music are some of the highlights. The festival is ALL-AGES, so bring the family, snag a corn dog, and strap in for the best weekend of your life.

Getting to Riot Fest

To get to Riot Fest, it is strongly suggested that you take public transportation, ride a bicycle, or take a cab or ride-sharing service. The festival provides detailed instructions on bus and train routes, and bike options. If you are taking the bus/train, the CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is the most convenient route to the fest. If you are riding a bike, there is a FREE bicycle parking area located near the corner of W. 19th St. and S. Albany Ave., just a block away from the festival’s Main Entrance.

Attending Riot Fest

For GA ticket holders, your passes are electronic and will be issued to you starting August 30. VIP/Deluxe/Deluxe+ wristbands are held at will call at dedicated check-in tents. All pass holders must clear security, and all bags are subject to inspection. Riot Fest is a rain-or-shine event. All sales are final. Lineup and set times are all subject to change. Cash and card are both accepted at Riot Fest. There will also be ATMs around the festival grounds.

For more info: Riot Fest 2023: A First Timer’s Guide