MUSIC LOVERS FLOCK TO ANNUAL LOLLAPALOOZA IN GRANT PARK
Founded as a celebration of alternative rock and known for hosting an eclectic mix of hip hop, punk rock, electronic and other genres, Lollapalooza is the crown jewel of music festivals in the US. You can expect adrenaline-fueled days of dance and music in an enthusiastic atmosphere, all minutes from the Radisson Blu Aqua hotel's location near Grant Park. If you love to rock out, then get your one-, two- or three-day pass to this killer music experience.
Lollapalooza welcomes more than 160,000 music fans every year, so don't hesitate to book your hotel room. Pack light for concert days; the last thing you need is a heavy bag weighing you down as you gather around the stage to hear your favorite band. Also, make sure your smartphone is charged for getting locations to area attractions and dining options, such as nearby Chow Town and the farmers' market that will keep you fueled throughout the fest.
Make the Navy Pier Your Outro
When it's time to conclude your day of rocking out, you can unwind at the nearby Navy Pier, offering over half a mile of attractions, rides and events. The carnival-like atmosphere includes a carousel, the Pepsi Wave Swinger and a giant Ferris wheel with breathtaking views of the city. You can snack on pretzels, popcorn, hot dogs and more at the food court before seeing a show at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater or touring the Chicago Children's Museum.
Haven't had enough music yet? Then check out the concerts at the seasonal Navy Pier Beer Garden, showcasing bands Wednesdays through Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.