Dining in the Park
Take in the beauty of an outdoor classical concert while dining al fresco.
Picnicking on the Great Lawn has become a summertime tradition for many of the Festival's patrons.
Pack a Picnic
Top off your time at the Grant Park Music Festival with a tasty meal and a glass of wine! Food and drink, including alcohol, are welcome anywhere in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion during Grant Park Music Festival concerts.
Visit our map of recommended attractions and restaurants to discover new places where you can get all the ingredients to create the perfect picnic—including Mariano's Fresh Market, the official picnic sponsor of the Festival, conveniently located right near Millennium Park!
If you are sitting in the Seating Bowl please make sure your picnic baskets, coolers or whatever-else can fit under your seats. And please be considerate of your neighbors while eating and drinking during performances.
Refreshments and food are available for purchase for evening concerts from the 312 Goose Island concession tent located on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Alcohol sales in the Millennium Park end once the concert has finished.
2013 Picnic Contest
Avid picnickers: more information about the 2013 Picnic Contest will be available in June. Compete to win the Grand Golden Picnic Basket, filled with exciting prizes.