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Hotel, Directions to Fair, TAGIEs & Conferences at Navy Pier

Chicago has been crowned the country’s Best Big City for a record third year in a row in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards! 

All ChiTAG Week events take place at Navy Pier in Chicago. 

Drive and park at Navy Pier's parking garage, use SpotHero or catch public transportation to Navy Pier. 

Chicago Toy & Game Fair is in Festival Hall A on 2nd floor, Conferences are on 3rd floor, TAGIE Awards in Ballroom. 

If you park in Navy Pier's garage, stop by our registration desk at the Fair entrance and get a sticker for a reduced parking rate of $32/day. For multi-day parking or to purchase your $32/day parking in advance, click HERE for parking info. 


We have a special rate at The W. Click HERE for details. 

More maps at end of this page.


Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Festival Hall A (east end of the Pier, 2nd floor)
Chicago, IL 60611

Navy Pier Information Line: 800-595-PIER (7437)


Parking at Navy Pier:

WHERE: East Parking Garage - Ground floor

COST: Flat parking rate every day

'Standard Parking' operates on-site parking garages which accommodate 1,600 cars at Navy Pier.



We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.


To reserve your parking spot, visit the Chicago Toy and Game Fair SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.


New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

  • From the north: take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit.

  • From the northwest: take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street Exit, south on Orleans to Illinois Street and proceed east.

  • From the west: take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street and then proceed east.

  • From the southwest: take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41), north to Illinois Street and proceed east.

  • From the south: take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41), north to Illinois Street and proceed east.

  • From the southeast: take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to the Illinois Street exit.

Public Transportation

It is the recommended means of travel to and from Navy Pier.

METRA commuter rail: On weekends and select holidays, up to 3 children under the age of 12 travel free of charge when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. The CTA's #124 bus provides convenient and direct service from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station to Navy Pier. For METRA fare and schedule information visit the METRA website, or call 312-836-7000.

BUS (CTA): The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serve Navy Pier daily.#124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines the Millennium (Randolph St.), Ogilvie and Union Stations)#29 State St#65 Grand Ave#66 Chicago Ave. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For more information, visit the CTA website or call (312) 836-7000.


TAXI: Navy Pier has three convenient taxi drop-off and pick-up points: West (front) end of Navy Pier at the main entrance, serving Dock Street and the Family Pavilion. Mid-point at Entrance 1 serves the west end of Festival Hall and RIVA. East (far) end at Entrance 2 serves the east end of Festival Hall, the Grand Ballroom and the Navy Pier Beer Garden.

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Walk Chicago's Underground Pedway

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Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise 

"Lake or River?" is a new question for Chicago since the river walkway has developed into a hot spot. Have dinner in one of the many fine restaurants along the river or take a tour! 

Chicago is known for Architecture! Take a Tour! 

Deep Dish Pizza! 

"Thick or Thin?" is a thing in Chicago. There is also much debate over the best pizza place. Our favorite is Lou Malnati's. 

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