2024 Chicago Auto Show opens at McCormick Place

Tickets, dates, how to attend

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Opening weekend of 2024 Chicago Auto Show gets underway
The 2024 Chicago Auto Show officially opened to the public Saturday at McCormick Place. Here's what to expect.

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Saturday marked opening day of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.

The show runs Saturday through Feb. 19 at McCormick Place.

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Saturday morning, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias helped kick things off with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mayor Brandon Johnson helps officially open the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest and longest running auto exposition in North America.

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The show is produced by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, one of the nation's oldest metropolitan new-car dealership associations.

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Friday night was the eve of the show with the First Look for Charity gala. More than 8,000 people got to stroll through the Auto Show floor, pinpoint their favorites and sit in the front seats in their gowns and black tie attire.

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This year, electric cars are front and center with more EVs than ever before in an expanded indoor test track. Tesla was on the Chicago stage for the first time this year, along with Lucid.

With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, this year promises hundreds of different vehicles from more than two dozen manufacturers.