Pierogi Fest™ takes place in Whiting, IN, a friendly city on Lake Michigan, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Scroll below and you’ll find out how to get to Whiting for the wackiest fest in the Midwest. From driving directions to nearby lodging we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re coming from near or far, you’ll feel like you’re at home when you come to Pierogi Fest™.

Pierogi Fest™ takes place in Whiting, IN, a friendly city on Lake Michigan, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Scroll below and you’ll find out how to get to Whiting for the wackiest fest in the Midwest. From driving directions to nearby lodging we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re coming from near or far, you’ll feel like you’re at home when you come to Pierogi Fest™.

Driving Directions

FROM THE LOOP South on I-94/Dan Ryan Expressway to the Chicago Skyway/I-90. Exit Indianapolis Blvd. Turn left at the stop light (Southeast) onto Indianapolis Blvd. and drive for approximately 2 miles. At 119th Street, you have arrived at Pierogi Fest™. Park and enjoy! 

FROM I-80/94 Exit Calumet Avenue North. Continue North for approximately 7.5 miles to 119th Street. Turn right (East). In about a half mile, you’ll run into Pierogi Fest™. Please stop there or people will get hurt. Park and get yourself a plate of sauerkraut!

FROM THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD, I-90 Exit Calumet Avenue North. Continue North for approximately 7.5 miles to 119th Street. Turn right (East). In about a half mile, you’ll run into Pierogi Fest™. Smell cabbage? You’re in the right place. 

FROM I-65 Take I-65 North to I-80/94 West. Exit Calumet Avenue North. Continue North for approximately 7.5 miles to 119th Street. Turn right (East). In about a half mile, you’ll run into Pierogi Fest™. 

FROM ILLINOIS SOUTH AND SUBURBS Take I-294 South to I-80/94 East to Indiana.Exit Calumet Avenue North. Continue North for approximately 7.5 miles to 119th Street. Turn right (East). In about a half mile, you’ll start to hear polka music and you’ll know you’re in the right place.

Park & Ride

We have free parking all over town! Find a spot without a lawn chair in it and it’s yours; we are Polish, we do that just like our buscias used to. All lots below are free to park in and offer shuttle service to and from the Fest. The shuttle does cost you though, but it’s only $1. 

1. Clark Field 122nd Street and Calumet Ave.
2. Forsythe Park 119th Street, east of Calumet Ave.
3. Calumet and Indianapolis 5 Points 
4. Franklin School Indianapolis at Roberts Ave.
5. Calumet College 2400 New York Ave.
6. Parking Lot at New York Ave and Indianapolis Blvd.
7. Amoco Park 129th Street and White Oak Ave. 
8. Former Globe Roofing (BP) Lot**
Schrage Ave. just north of Indianapolis Blvd.
9. BP (Barrel House) Lot** Front Street and 119th Street
10. St. John the Baptist Church & School* 119th Street & Lincoln Ave
B. Bike Lot at People’s Bank, 119th Street and Indianapolis Blvd.

**BP lots available after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday.
*Parking lots at St. John the Baptist Church & School have a parking fee. Fees benefit the Forever Blue & Gold St. John School Alumni Society.

Shuttle Bus from the South Shore

Shuttle Bus from
the South Shore

Want to avoid the hassles of driving to the wackiest fest in the Midwest? Take the South Shore to Pierogi Fest™! Festival organizers are providing shuttle bus service from South Shore’s Hohman Ave. station to Pierogi Fest™. Learn more from the South Shore below, and view the train schedules here.

Organizers of Pierogi Fest™, one of Northwest Indiana’s marquee summer festivals, are providing FREE shuttle bus services from South Shore’s Hammond Station July 28-30. A shuttle to and from Pierogi Fest™ will run from the Hammond  Station for all trains arriving and leaving the station on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until
10 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Avoid the hassles of navigating road construction detours!  Board a South Shore train at any of our convenient stations in northwest Indiana and Chicago and travel in comfort to Hammond Station.  The free shuttle will take you to Pierogi Fest™ on July 28-30. Due to construction in front of the Hammond Station, please board the shuttle in the parking lot adjacent to the platform.

Lodging

Coming from afar and need a place to stay? Don't worry. There's a number of hotels in the area that are close to Pierogi Fest™.

AMERISTAR CASINO & HOTEL
777 Ameristar Blvd.
East Chicago, IN
219.378.3000

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
7730 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN
219.845.6350

FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT
7720 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN
219.845.6950

MAJESTIC STAR HOTEL & CASINO
1 Buffington Harbor Dr.
Gary, IN
888.218.7867

MAGNUS INN
4000 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN
219.931.0900

RAMADA INN
4141 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN
219.933.0500

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT
7740 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN
219.844.8440

SUPER 8 MOTEL NORTH
4111 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN
219.932.8888

SUPER 8 MOTEL SOUTH
3844 179th St.
Hammond, IN
219.844.8888

Airports

Flying in for Pierogi Fest™? We have a number of airports that you can fly into.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL

Gary Chicago International Airport
6001 Airport Rd
Gary, IN

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