Lakefront Green – FAQ

Read below for Directions and Allowed / Prohibited lists


We highly encourage people to take CTA, Uber/Taxi/Lyft or bike. More info below.  The event is located on the Lakefront Green just south of Theatre on the Lake.

Theatre on the Lake
2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 414-1313

CTA Bus:

  • Route 76 (Nature Museum Stop, walk 5 min)
  • Route 74, 151 or 156 (Stockton & Fullerton Stop walk 5 min)

CTA ‘L’ Train:

  • Fullerton Red Line Stop, Then take Fullerton Bus (Route 74, 10 min ride)

Uber / Taxi / Lyft:

  • Pick-up / drop-off is at Fullerton & Canon. Enter “Fullerton Ave. & Cannon Dr.” as your destination in the app and instruct your driver to let you off at Fullerton + Cannon intersection. Then it’s a brief walk east on Fullerton to Lakefront Green.

Driving (Parking):

  • Paid: Lincoln Park Zoo Lot at Fullerton + Canon
  • Street: North of Fullerton on Canon or Stockton


  • Water – One (1) Factory sealed clear plastic personal serving-size bottle
  • Clear plastic personal sized container for water – must be empty upon arrival
  • Camelbaks – must be empty upon arrival and have clear pouch that comes out of pack (Botabags are not allowed)  :::: We will have a free water station to refill your plastic bottle or camelbak
  • Factory sealed cigarettes
  • Empty Vape Pens with factory sealed vape cartridges
  • Single use factory sealed Vape Pens
  • Sealed cosmetic products (max. 3 oz or 90ml)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Fanny packs, medium or small purses, cynch-bags and average sized school backpacks
  • Factory sealed lip balm
  • Factory sealed gum and or mints (NO CANDY)
  • Factory sealed cream-based sunscreen (no aerosol or spray sunscreen allowed)
  • Umbrellas
  • Hand-fans
  • Recreational cameras, Point + shoot cameras, Go-Pros, disposable cameras (No Go-Pro sticks, professional cameras or detachable lenses)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Poi Instruments as long as the materials are SOFT. Any poi instrument with hard materiels will be denied upon entry
  • Flags (but no flag poles)
  • Blankets
  • Lighters

OK Flags, Decorated Pool Noodles, and Totems that DO NOT contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totem Guidelines: Made from a lightweight material (foam, PVC, etc.). Poles must not contain any solid metal pieces. Decorated pool noodles recommended. Any item deemed dangerous, promoting illegal activity, or hate speech will not be permitted. Totems are subject to inspection.

Service animals
Person with disabilities, or service animals in-training, must be wearing appropriate apparel and must possess current credentials from an accredited service animal school

Prescription medications are allowed only in original prescription bottle. Any persons attempting to bring in prescription medication must have valid government issued identification that matches full name printed on prescription; pills in bottle must match description printed on prescription. If person has mixed pills in a single prescription container, or if person is attempting to enter with pills in non-prescription container, medical representatives should be involved to make final determination on if pills should be allowed into the venue.

Over the counter (OTC) medications are allowed providing they are new and in original factory sealed container.


  • NO glass in any form
  • NO weapons of any kind including knives or sharp objects (including spiked jewelry)
  • NO paint of any kind including paint markers and spray paint
  • NO pens or markers
  • NO illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia of any kind (including medical marijuana)
  • NO oils or salts
  • NO prescription drugs that are being shared with others
  • NO products that are being used or may be used for an unintended purpose that could be hazardous to your health or the health of others
  • NO opened or unsealed cigarettes or tobacco products
  • NO pre-filled Vape pens (See Allowed list for Vape specifics)
  • NO large chains
  • NO metal spikes
  • NO laser pens, pointers or similar light device
  • NO frisbees
  • NO opened tampons  – MUST be factory sealed
  • NO pacifiers
  • NO opened/ unsealed over the counter medications/vitamins or eye drops
    (Can request certain OTC from on-site medical.  See Allowed list for details on Prescription drugs)
  • NO vending without permit allowed
  • NO bicycles, scooters, go carts, ATVs, skateboards, roller blades or skates
  • NO animals or pets (Service Animals/ Guide dogs okay with valid credentials)
  • NO coolers
  • NO outside food or beverage (Other then Water, see Allowed list)
  • NO Masks
  • NO open containers
  • NO Bota bags (clear camelbaks are allowed, empty upon entry, with clear pouch)
  • NO Large bags: Nothing larger than a medium sized purse or average sized school backpack
  • NO aerosol cans, regardless of content
  • NO flammable products or materials including fireworks, explosives or projectiles
  • NO water guns or misters
  • NO chairs or hammocks
  • NO flyers, stickers, posters
  • NO drones and/or other similar flying apparatus
  • NO sleeping bags
  • NO professional cameras, recording equipment or detachable lenses
  • NO selfie sticks
  • NO tactical gear or clothing resembling police, SWAT, security or Public Safety
  • NO musical instruments of any kind including whistles
  • NO glow gloves or sticks
  • NO stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO flag poles (See Allowed list for flags and totems details)
  • NO Native American Headdresses
  • NO inflatables furniture or balls
  • NO Balloons or Chinese lanterns
  • NO item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd and/or inflict damage to people.
  • NO spray or aerosol sunscreen (See Allowed list for sunscreen details)

All guest are subject to search prior to entry into the event, including members of the media. By requesting entry into the event, attendees are subject to a thorough pat down search, including emptying pockets and bags, and having your items examined. At all times, React Presents reserves the right to deny any person entry into, or to eject any person from, the event who are in violation of rules; rules may be updated at any time, with or without notice.

Please be advised – ALLOWED and NOT-ALLOWED items are subject to change without notification at the Venue and Artist management discretion.