Windy City Smokeout Parking Guide + More

Windy City Smokeout is almost here! Chicago’s largest country music and BBQ festival returns to the United Center grounds once again this year and is sure to be an event to remember. Here is everything you need to know to park with ease!


Windy City Smokeout runs from July 11-14, 2024 in United Center Parking Lot C, 1901 West Madison St., Chicago. The Smokeout opens at 2 p.m. July 11-12, and 1 p.m. July 13-14, and closes 10 p.m.

Event Pricing, Tips, and On-Site Policies

Wristbands are required to enter Windy City Smokeout. General admission starts at $69.95 and includes over 25 live music performances. Learn more and purchase here.

Food and drinks are not included with a Windy City Smokeout wristband. All food items at Windy City Smokeout are a la carte and are typically sold by vendors for $6-13. 

All bags and purses must be 10” x 6” x 2“ or under, or slightly smaller than a standard sheet of paper. 

Windy City Smokeout is a cashless event. They accept major credit and debit cards, as well as Apple Pay. Attendees are encouraged to register their wristbands so they can add funds for food and drink purchases and enjoy a seamless experience.

Getting to Windy City Smokeout

Public Transportation to Windy City Smokeout

The United Center is accessible from the CTA via the green, pink, and blue train lines, as well as the 20 and 126 bus lines. You can find transit schedules and maps here.

Parking for Windy City Smokeout

Free parking near the United Center during events is extremely limited and in high demand. Pay very close attention to posted signs and warnings when street parking to avoid a ticket or a tow. SpotHero is here to help you find a spot to meet your needs. Click below to get started.

Happy parking!