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Chicago Auto Show 2018

02/10/2018 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Daily until 02/19/2018
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
$7; $13

Chicago Auto Show 2018

Chicago Auto Show 2018

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 110th 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.

Special Days

Media Preview
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 8 – 9 – more info

First Look For Charity
Friday, Feb. 9 (7 p.m – 11 p.m. black tie) – more info

Women’s Day
Tuesday, Feb. 13. 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. 14-16. 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, 16. more info

Family Day
Monday, Feb. 19. Stay tuned for more information…

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.

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