Chicago Auto Show officials are calling the 2021 event a “Special Edition.” This show normally takes place in February when temperatures are freezing, but this year’s event will be hosted from July 15 to July 19. Moving the show to later in the year will allow organizers to plan more outdoor test drive opportunities, test tracks, and technology demonstrations.
These outdoor activities will happen on Indiana Avenue, with popular returning events such as Camp Jeep, Ram Truck test tracks, and Subaru pet adoption. Ford will show up in Chicago with new experiences for auto show attendees, featuring the Bronco, Bronco Sport, and Mustang Mach-E SUV.
“While we believe February is the right time for the Chicago Auto Show to have its biggest impact on the industry and the area economy, we’re thrilled to be able to experiment with the July dates,” said Chicago Auto Show General Manager Dave Sloan. “The timing has allowed us to get creative and try new things and the automakers have really embraced it.”