About The Show


2017 Chicago Auto Show - Dates & Times

  • Feb. 11 - 19 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
  • Feb. 20 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

2017 Chicago Auto Show - Location

McCormick Place - map it
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616

2017 Chicago Auto Show - Ticket prices

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at https://tickets.drivechicago.com. (Online tickets available in mid-November. Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)

$12 for adults

$7 for seniors aged 62 and older

$7 for children 7-12

Free Admission for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Family members only.

Special Days

Media Preview
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 9 - 10 - more info

First Look For Charity
Friday, Feb. 10 (7 p.m - 11 p.m. black tie) - more info

Family Day
Monday, Feb. 13. Stay tuned for more information...

Women's Day
Wednesday, Feb. 15. Women admitted for $7. Manufacturers present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive
Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for a $7 adult admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation. more info

Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day
Friday, Feb, 17. more info

Show Background

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 109th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability.


The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.


All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.


Special appearances and events take place every day. Please check our Event Schedule for up-to-date listings.

For The Safety Of All Attendees

All bags subject to search. Patrons will be randomly selected for security screening. All mobility devices must be approved by show management. Hoverboard, Segway and similar devices are not allowed on the show floor.


McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation. Extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place. Weekend-only shuttle service from the Millennium Park and East Monroe underground garages. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Columbus/Upper and Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.

Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Scootaround toll-free at (773) 439-9940.

Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround accepts all major credit cards. Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance.