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    The Emirates F1 Chicago Festival is part of a global festival series that delivers a Grand Prix experience to the city streets

    Key Event Details:

    • Saturday, June 8th; open 11:00am-9:30pm
    • Free to the public
    • Parking available in Soldier Field’s North Garage and Waldron Garage; for more information, please visit http://www.soldierfieldparking.com/map.php

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    Formula 1 announces the Emirates F1 Chicago Festival will be hosted in the historic and scenic grounds of Soldier Field on Saturday 8 June. The announcement comes following the huge success in Shanghai, marking the 1000th Grand Prix.

    The Emirates F1 Chicago Festival is a free event, which allows fans to immerse themselves in the world of F1, bringing the Grand Prix atmosphere to the heart of the city. From F1 driver appearances to a live driving exhibition on Museum Campus Drive, attendees will experience all that F1 has to offer, including the roar of engines, the smell of rubber and the electric atmosphere as the cars tear past.

    During the festival, fans of all ages can enjoy the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying broadcast in real time, alongside exciting sponsor activities. In the evening fans will also be able to enjoy exciting appearances by local celebrities and a memorable musical performance from headlining act Judah & the Lion.

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    Judah & the Lion

    In the weeks leading up to the festival, an F1 car donning a unique Chicago-themed wrap will tour the city making stops at iconic locations to be announced, including Wrigley Field’s Gallagher Way, giving locals the opportunity to see the high-tech innovation of an F1 car up-close and personal. After its stop in Chicago, the F1 Festival will make its way to Los Angeles and end the 2019 tour in Brazil.

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