About Marquette Park

Takin’ It to the Streets is held at the beautifully-landscaped Marquette Park. Spanning 323 acres, it is the largest park on the southwest side of Chicago.  Recognized for its expansive facilities and distinct architecture, the park is perhaps best known as the site of a pivotal moment in the Chicago civil rights struggle. In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined the Chicago Freedom Movement on a historic march calling for the end to racist housing policies.

The festival entrance is located at 6700 S. Sacramento Ave. in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

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By Public Transportation

The festival is accessible by public transportation via the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Map out your route with the CTA Trip Planner or click here to buy a CTA visitor pass.

Traveling from the suburbs? Metra’s commuter rail system will get you to the festival in no time! Click here for more information on Metra schedules and routes to and from the festival, and for a map of nearby Metra stations.