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Free McCormick Place Parking in Chicago

Driving to McCormick Place for an event or trade show? We know parking can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, SpotHero is here to help you with a strategy to help you park with ease! Below are three options for McCormick Place parking:

1) Free McCormick Place Parking – Street Parking

If you’re looking for McCormick Center parking, you can take a chance at free parking on the street. Just be aware that parking is in very high demand during conferences, trade shows, and other events.

Free street parking and permit parking is available on Indiana Avenue, as well as on East 23rd and 24th Streets, and on South Wabash Avenue. Before you park, please check all available signs as they are subject to change. We recommend taking a photo of any posted parking signs and restrictions so you can reference it easily when parking.

2) McCormick Place Parking Reservations

If you don’t want to deal with the stress of finding free parking near McCormick Place, consider reserving a parking spot ahead of time. When you reserve parking near McCormick Place with SpotHero, you can compare different spots and rates. Plus, you’ll know exactly where you’re going to park and how much you’ll pay!

If you’re going to McCormick Place for an event, you can select the event you will be attending from the options listed and book a spot for the entire event timeframe.

3) Official McCormick Place Parking

McCormick Place also offers official parking lots. Rates range between $16 per day in Lot B to $38 in Lot A. Lots A, B, and C all have different amenities:

Lot A – 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616: Lot A is a six-level garage adjacent to the West building of McCormick Place. The parking rate is $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. Lost tickets will pay the $38 (overnight) fee per day.

Lot B – 3050 South Moe Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (also known as 31st Street Lot) is an outdoor surface parking lot located at 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. The parking rate is a flat fee of $16 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available.

Lot C – Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (6’4″ height clearance) is an underground garage, adjacent to the Lakeside Center. The parking rate is a flat fee of $25 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available.

You cannot reserve parking in advance in the official lots. Credit card payments are accepted at pay stations. You can click here for more information about all the facilities.

To view available SpotHero parking at McCormick Place, you can click the link below:

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