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Free McCormick Place Parking in Chicago

Driving to McCormick Place for an event or trade show? McCormick Place parking can actually be pretty easy. You could try your luck at free McCormick Place parking on the street.

 

If you’re looking for an easier way to find parking, reserve a parking spot in advance with SpotHero. SpotHero is a parking reservation app that lets you book parking in advance at parking lots and garages, often at a discount to the drive-up rate.

 

Check out three options for McCormick Place parking below:

 

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.

In this McCormick Place Free Street Parking Map, red lines denote where you can park on the street for free.  Before you park please check all available signs as they may have changed and make sure there are no parking restrictions.

 

free mccormick place parking map

 

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.

 

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Here are a few top locations to find parking near McCormick Place:

 

2136 S. Indiana Ave.

15-minute walk to McCormick Place

Parking rates:

$7 for 4 hours

$11 for 12 hours

$21 for 24 hours

Note: Event rates may vary

 

2245 S. Michigan Ave.

15-minute walk to McCormick Place

Parking rates:

$15 for 12 hours

$20 for 24 hours

 

2421 S. State St.

20-minute walk to McCormick Place

Parking rate: $3 for 12 hours

Note: Event rates may vary

 

You can also search the SpotHero parking map below. Click on a pin to learn more about the location and adjust to your preferred date and time.

 

3) Official McCormick Place Parking

If you want to park in the official McCormick Place parking lots, rates range between $15 per day in Lot B to $36 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 $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 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 $36 (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 $15 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 $23 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.

 

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