Labor Day Weekend

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois


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Festival Info

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What Can I Bring?

  • Prescribed medication (in container with matching ID to be checked at entry and only containing the number of doses needed for duration of event as prescribed on the pill container.)
  • Cell phones
  • Bags/backpacks that do not exceed 12″ x 12″
  • Small hand/clutch bag or fanny packs that do not exceed roughly 4.5″ x 6.5”
  • Hydration Packs that have a clear/empty/removable pouch for inspection upon entry. The outer bag does not have to be clear.
  • Non-professional cameras
  • Blankets/towels
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wipes (open/unsealed ok)
  • Non Aerosol Sunscreen (contents to be checked at entry)
  • Sealed packs of gum
  • Sealed chapstick/lipstick/eyedrops/makeup
  • Empty water bottles (No glass or metal)
  • Disposable lighters
  • Cell phone chargers/portable phone chargers
  • Factory-sealed E-cigs (i.e., Blu, Juul, etc.)

Heavily Encouraged:

  • Sunglasses
  • Earplugs
  • Good vibes

ARC Prohibited Items

  • Large totems (max height: 4 feet)
  • Hula hoops, LED gloves, flowtoys, etc
  • Full-face covering masks (think: Halloween)
  • Native American Headdresses
  • Musical Instruments (sorry, bongo guy)
  • Flags
  • Helmets
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Outside food + drink (outside food allowed for those who have a documented need. Must have Dr.’s note that matches ID)
  • Fireworks
  • Airhorns or megaphones
  • Laser pointers
  • Glass bottles or metal containers of any kind, including metal cans and reusable metal water bottles
  • Selfie sticks
  • Professional photo/video cameras
  • Audio recording devices
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas (parasols ok)
  • Chains/chain wallets
  • Stickers / flyers / promotional materials
  • Sharpies / Markers / Spray Cans
  • Pets (service animals ok)
  • Cleated shoes
  • Soccer balls, footballs, frisbees, or other sports equipment
  • Tarps or tents
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Coolers of any kind, including hard-sided and soft-sided coolers
  • Kites or Sky Lanterns
  • Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters

Heavily Discouraged:

  • Furry boots, excessive kandi, pacifiers, etc.
  • Any clothing, costumes or apparel that depict culturally sensitive or are culturally appropriative.
  • Fans are great to keep yourself cool, but please be respectful to your neighbors and do not “clack” as it can be distracting.