Chicago's Premier Outdoor Plaza


Pioneer Court is the largest privately owned plaza in Chicago.  This prominent plaza offers over 46,000 SF of outdoor event space and attracts over 30,000 pedestrians daily.  Pioneer Court hosts over 30 events a year, making it the most active outdoor venue in downtown Chicago.

Overview

Pioneer Court is the most dynamic open space in Chicago, playing host to a variety of brand activations, art installations, events, film projects, and festivals that showcase the best of what Chicago has to offer. The plaza attracts over 30,000 pedestrians daily, including office workers, residents, and tourists.

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Upcoming Events

Interested in everything happening on Pioneer Court? Check out the list of upcoming events!

Event Calendar

Past Events

Pioneer Court has hosted many notable brand activations, public art, filming, festivals, and other events. Experience why Pioneer Court is the most active outdoor venue in Chicago!

Past Events

Rental Information

Looking for a location to host your next event or activation? Pioneer Court is available to rent for public, private, large, small, single, or multi-day events!

Rental Details

Location

Pioneer Court is located at the northeast corner of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue, along The Magnificent Mile™.  Pioneer Court is surrounded by iconic Chicago architecture including The Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower Residences, and the first of its kind Apple Global Flagship Store.

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FAQS

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Frequently Asked Questions
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You’re invited to this summer’s most vibrant event: The Colorful Kitchen Pop-Up presented by @primalkitchenfoods & @pinterest 🌈☀️

What to expect: 
✨ food + dip pairings inspired by the hottest trends
🥑 Primal Kitchen DIY sauce bar
🌈 Pinterest worthy colorful kitchen 

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You’re invited to this summer’s most vibrant event: The Colorful Kitchen Pop-Up presented by @primalkitchenfoods & @pinterest 🌈☀️

What to expect:
✨ food + dip pairings inspired by the hottest trends
🥑 Primal Kitchen DIY sauce bar
🌈 Pinterest worthy colorful kitchen

Tomorrow from 12-6 ⭐️
Pioneer Court @401nmichigan 💫

#eatyourcolors #primalkitchen #pinterest #pinterestinspired #pioneercourt #freeevent #chicagoevents #brandactivation #401nmichigan #zeller #themagmile
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We’re celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Museum of Ice Cream! 🍦 Today and tomorrow on Pioneer Court 🩷 11-6 🩷

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We’re celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Museum of Ice Cream! 🍦 Today and tomorrow on Pioneer Court 🩷 11-6 🩷

#museumoficecream #nationalicecreamday #nationalicecreamday🍦 #freeicecream #chicagoevents #pioneercourt #themagmile
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🪩🪩 Illinois Lottery is at Pioneer Court today, 11-2pm to celebrate 50 years!! Come on down for the chance to win big!🪩🪩

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🪩🪩 Illinois Lottery is at Pioneer Court today, 11-2pm to celebrate 50 years!! Come on down for the chance to win big!🪩🪩

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The Illinois Lottery is turning 50! To celebrate this occasion, Illinois Lottery will travel back to 1974 with a stunning disco-themed spectacle, right here at Pioneer Court on July 18th. 🪩🕺

With a live DJ and photo booth, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Illinois Lottery will be having a Draw Ball Machine, giving participants a chance to win. Cash prizes include up to $50,$150, $500, as well as other tickets and prizes. The biggest prize of them all? Over $10,000 in cash will be on the table to win. Care to take a chance? Come on down to Pioneer Court July 18th, 11-2pm for your chance to win big!

The Illinois Lottery is turning 50! To celebrate this occasion, Illinois Lottery will travel back to 1974 with a stunning disco-themed spectacle, right here at Pioneer Court on July 18th. 🪩🕺

With a live DJ and photo booth, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Illinois Lottery will be having a Draw Ball Machine, giving participants a chance to win. Cash prizes include up to $50,$150, $500, as well as other tickets and prizes. The biggest prize of them all? Over $10,000 in cash will be on the table to win. Care to take a chance? Come on down to Pioneer Court July 18th, 11-2pm for your chance to win big!
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