SPORTS

Draft Town is Back!

Are you ready for some football? Draft Town is back!


After a hugely successful first run in 2015, the NFL’s Draft Town  is heading back to Chicago. The big event takes place in Grant Park where Selection Square, the outdoor stage where all 32 teams have their draft tables, will be set up on the east side of Buckingham Fountain. The actual draft will take place across Michigan Avenue at Congress inside Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre.

Plenty of attractions and events will happen over the course of the three days and there will even be a 120-foot Ferris Wheel erected for you to ride inside cars wrapped in images from every NFL team. Football fans can get clocked while running a 40-yard dash and attempt to kick a field goal at the event’s Combine Corner. Plenty of sponsor tents and more will run along Columbus Avenue so be sure to check out the tent from the Football Hall of Fame. Get the full lineup of events here.

From The Vault

Holidays at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago's Best Doughnuts Dressing Downton at the Driehaus Museum Gobble Up Tastes of Ravenswood Get a Taste of Iceland in Chicago Nothing Says Summer in Chicago Like Street Fairs It's Gonna Get Spooky in the Tower! Let's Light Up the Avenue