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The 2024 Chicago Auto Show is officially opens to the public today and continues through Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority CEO Larita Clark, McCormick Place General Manager Samuel Thomas, Choose Chicago Chairman Glenn Eden and Choose Chicago Interim President and CEO Richard Gamble joined 2024 Chicago Auto Show Chairman JC Phelan, Chicago Automobile Trade Association Chairwoman Kelly Webb Roberts and Show Co-General Managers Jennifer Morand and Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.

“We are excited to once again open the doors on another fun-filled show,” said Chicago Auto Show Chairman JC Phelan. “The Chicago Auto Show is a winter tradition for so many and we look forward to welcoming hundreds of thousands of auto enthusiasts and families alike to McCormick Place over the next 10 days.”

The 2024 show features many interactive elements and engaging activations, including three indoor test tracks and three outdoor ride-and-drives.

Indoors, attendees can take a ride on the expanded Chicago Drives Electric EV Track, featuring latest EVs from BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Lucid, Nissan, Tesla and Volkswagen. Ford presents “Built Wild” showcasing the capability of Ford’s Bronco family of vehicles. At the Hyundai track, attendees can experience the Kona Electric, IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 first-hand, which participants will be driven by a professional driver around the course highlighting the vehicle’s awarding winning features.

In addition to the indoor test tracks, manufacturers will offer plenty of opportunities for fans to jump behind the wheel and take a test drive outdoors on city streets. Participating brands include Ford, Kia and Subaru.

New this year, attendees are encouraged to celebrate the Big Game during “Game Day” at the Chicago Auto Show on Sunday, Feb. 11. Attendees wearing sports-themed apparel will be granted a discounted adult admission, $5 off regular adult admission price, to the show.

Once again, show organizers are hosting a First Responders and Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to honor first responders (police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters) and U.S. Military (veterans or active duty). On that day, all first responders and military will receive complimentary admission when they present their badge or military ID. Moreover, friends or family who accompany first responders or military personnel will receive a voucher for $5 off an adult admission.

Family Day will take place on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, and will feature family-friendly programming throughout the day on the show floor.

Tickets to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show are currently on sale at The 2024 show runs Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place and opens to the public daily at 10 a.m. Adult ticket prices are $17; seniors ages 62 and older are $12; children ages 4-12 are $12; kids 3 and younger are free. Media information is available at


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