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2017 Chicago Auto Show Special Ticket Prices

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If you are looking for more extensive and less expensive access to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, then consider these special ticket offers

Get access to one of the largest automotive events of the year Photo: The Chicago Auto Show

Get access to one of the largest automotive events of the year
Photo: The Chicago Auto Show

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is one of the largest events in the automotive world. Brands from every corner of the industry reveal some of the latest and greatest vehicles that they have to offer during the event. Thus, for any automotive enthusiast, this is truly a can’t-miss event. Of course, you need a ticket to the show in order to be admitted in. Fortunately, there are a variety of different means for attendees to gain access to special ticket prices for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.


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Regular Price Chicago Auto Show Tickets:

A ticket for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show for one adult costs $13.

Seniors who are 62 or older can purchase a regular ticket for $7.

A regular ticket for children between the ages of 7 and 12 costs $7.

Children who are 6 years old or younger receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. However, that adult must be a family member.

Regular tickets for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show can be purchased here at the DriveChicago website.

First Look for Charity Tickets:

Are you so excited for the Chicago Auto Show that you don’t want to wait for the event to open to the public on February 11? Are you looking for a great way to help a great  cause? Well, you can fulfill both of those desires by purchasing a ticket from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity event.

The First Look for Charity event takes place on Friday, February 10. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The First Look for Charity is described as a black tie gala, and the event will feature complimentary food and beverages, as well as live entertainment.

Each ticket for the event costs $275. Proceeds from the ticket purchase will be directed to one or all of 18 charitable organizations.

For a complete list of sponsored charities and for more information on how to purchase your ticket, visit the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity page.

Participants of the First Look for Charity event get an exclusive first look at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Photo: The Chicago Auto Show

Participants of the First Look for Charity event get an exclusive first look at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show
Photo: The Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive: 

If you are looking for another way to help out the Chicago community during the Chicago Auto Show, then you can participate in the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive. From Wednesday, February 15 to Friday, February 17, attendees can donate canned food items to A Safe Haven Foundation.

Their act of generosity will be rewarded with a coupon that reduces the price of one adult ticket to $7. For more information about the food drive, visit the Chicago Auto Show Food drive page here.

Group Ticket Sales:

Discounted tickets are available for any groups of 20 or more people on weekdays. Instead of the $13 ticket price, each member of the party will be charged $7 per ticket. This discounted price is only good between Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17, as well as Monday, February 20. For more information about group ticket rates, visit the Chicago Auto Show website.

Student Ticket Sales:

In addition to discounts for any regular groups, groups of 20 or more visiting students can also receive a discount from the Chicago Auto Show. Tickets for each student will be available for a price of $7 per ticket. Additionally, chaperones for the student groups will receive complimentary tickets to the event. The chaperone/student ratio must be equal to one chaperone for every ten students in order to receive the complimentary tickets.

The discounted rate for student groups is valid between the dates of Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17, as well as on Monday, February 20.

School groups will be given a student activity sheet for children to fill out and interact with during the Chicago Auto Show. Students will also receive a coupon for a discounted price on select food items during the event. For more information about pricing for student groups, be sure to visit the Chicago Auto Show website.

Women’s Day:

If you happen to be a woman and you happen to be in Chicago on Wednesday, February 15, then you are eligible for a Women’s Day discount from the Chicago Auto Show. Female attendees can purchase tickets for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show for $7 on February 15. The Chicago Auto Show and the featured automotive companies will also conduct special presentations that day celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women in the automotive industry.

Military Personnel Discount:

The Chicago Auto Show will honor our active duty troops by providing them with free admittance to the auto show. In order to receive free admittance into the show, military personnel must be on active duty in any of the United State Military branches, or they must be an active member of the National Guard or Reserves. Additionally, active duty military personnel must have a valid military ID with them at all times. Attendees should note that the military discount is not extended to non-active personnel, nor to any family members or friends of active duty personnel.

State Farm Weekday Discount:

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there… with discounted tickets for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show! State Farm customers who present their State Farm insurance card or proof of current coverage at the State Farm Here to Help Center in Chicago can receive a coupon that will reduce the price of any 2017 Chicago Auto Show adult ticket by $6.

State Farm coupons can be redeemed from Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17, as well as on Monday, February 20. However, do note that the coupon cannot be combined with any other discount offer, so no double-dipping for discounts.

Shell Weekday Discount:

When you buy 10 gallons of gas from a participating Chicago area Shell location, you are eligible to receive a coupon to reduce the price of any one adult ticket to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show by $6.

This offer is can be redeemed from Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17 and on Monday, February 20. Like the State Farm offer, this coupon cannot be combined with any other discount. For more information, visit the Shell discount page here.

CATA Member Weekday Discount:

Participating new-car dealers that are a part of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) are offering a special weekday discount coupon for the Chicago Auto Show. These coupons can be redeemed between Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17, as well as on Monday, February 20. To view a list of participating CATA dealers, click here.


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With these discounted tickets and tickets to special events at your disposal, you can receive the most value during your time attending the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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  • Zachary Berry

    Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.