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Northerly Island Chicago South Loop: Fishing, Concerts, and Events

Jetting off the tip of Museum Campus, just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field, Northerly Island offers scenic vistas and lush green spaces ideal for enjoying the views of the Chicago skyline. The 91-acre peninsula features grassy fields, beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas, and picnic spots. Expect to find people fishing, jogging, and enjoying the sunshine all day long. Catch a concert while in town at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, featuring an outdoor arena for shows all summer long that can accommodate up to 30,000 people.  In the fall, check out cool events like family fishing trips and spooky movies on the lawn, perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit while in downtown Chicago.
 

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Prices - Varies per activity.
 
 

Events

  • Concerts at Huntington Bank Pavilion
  • Campfire Horrors
  • Family Fishing
 
 

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Walking/jogging Paths
  • Northerly Island Park
  • Water Taxi
  • Concerts
  • Special Events
 

FAQs

  • How do you get to Northerly Island?

    Northerly Island is located at the tip of the Museum Campus in downtown Chicago. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field, jetting out into Lake Michigan. It is a 7-mile drive via E. McFetridge Dr. to Northerly Island or a 15-minute walk via S. Linn White Dr. from the Best Western Grant Park Hotel.
  • What events are happening at Northerly Island ?

    There are plenty of events happening on Northerly Island, with most taking place during the warmer months. Join fellow residents and tourists all summer long at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island for the upcoming concert season. The fall brings cooler events like Family Fishing at Northerly, perfect for families and their children ages 8 and up. During the month of October, enjoy Campfire Horrors on Northerly Island for scary movies around a cozy fire. 
 

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