Lollapalooza Do’s and Don’ts for 2014

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[no_width_caption id=”720″ align=”alignleft”]Lollapalooza 2014 Tips for Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago, IL. [/no_width_caption]Chicago is the summer hub for great festivals and Lollapalooza is not to be missed. If you’re new to the area or just in town to visit and enjoy this festival is the music industries BIG EVENT in the Midwest and they pull out all the stops. The headliners for this year’s event which runs from Friday August 1st through Sunday August 3rd includes Outkast, Kings of Leon, Lorde, Nas, Calvin Harris, Eminem and more! Get the full event lineup here.

Here are some do’s and don’ts so you can have a rockin’ time at the event with minimal headaches.

Do book your hotel with one of the festival’s partners. The festival partners with select hotels so make sure if you’re holding tickets to the event you contact those specific hotels for the best rates and transportation options to and from the event area.

BONUS! Every room night you book with one of the Lollapalooza partner hotels $2 gets donated to Rock for Kids, a program bringing quality music education into low income neighborhoods in the Chicago area!

Don’t get lost! Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival. It takes place every year in historic Grant Park across 115 acres between downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan and it’s a 3-day cultural experience for adults and kids. It’s so big you’ll definitely need a map and great walking shoes. Grab your map here.

Do chow down at the Farmers Market. Aside from great music Lollapalooza brings out great food and local vendors. Be sure to check out the farmers market section that includes great Chicago eats.

Don’t forget your sunscreen and bottled water. This is August in the heart of the Midwest, it’s going to be HOT. So be sure to stay covered, stay hydrated and keep yourself and the kids cool.

Do plan ahead and schedule out your day. There are so many events going on and bands on various stages you’re bound to get caught up in the chaos so having a plan will make your experience so much better. Utilize the MyLolla section on the left hand side of the lollapalooza website to create your own custom schedule of festival events and activities.

It’s going to be another great festival so enjoy our beautiful city and this exciting event! Keep SMART Cars in mind for transportation while you’re in town, arrive or departing from O’Hare or for a sleek night out on the town. We’re available 24/7 at 800-871-7627. DO put us into your phone for when you need a ride!

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