Can you believe it's been almost a year since Pokémon GO was released in the United States? The team behind the hit game just announced the first-ever (official) real world Pokémon GO event, which will take place July 22nd in Grant Park in downtown Chicago.
"This event will take place in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA at the beautiful Grant Park on July 22, 2017. Join us as we celebrate the Pokémon GO community with a ton of exciting festivities. Tickets and more information for Pokémon GO Fest Chicago will be available at PokemonGoLive.com/Fest on Monday, June 19 at 10:00 A.M. PDT, so make sure to mark your calendars and follow our social media channels to be notified when tickets go live!"Why Chicago? Not exactly sure, but when Japan Yay visited the first unofficial meetup, it was huge with over 11,000 RSVPing! And summer in Chicago is the perfect time to visit, so if you really want to head to the fest, book a hotel ASAP. Niantic has provided discounted rates available for rooms at Fairmont Chicago and Swissotel Chicago.