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Top 5 things to do at the Draft Fan Fest

by Leah Pascarella / Content Assistant

Looking to have some Blackhawks fun this summer? Come out to our FREE Draft Fan Fest taking place outside the United Center on June 23 and 24! Check out our guide to Fan Fest to make sure you don't miss out on any of the activities.


Performance by Neon Trees
When: Friday at 5 p.m.

American rock band Neon Trees will kick off the 2017 NHL Draft with a performance on Friday outside the United Center at 5 p.m. Rock out to some of their hit songs, including "Everybody Talks" and "Animal," before the No. 1 pick is made.


NHL® Centennial Fan Arena
When: Friday and Saturday

Celebrate 100 years of the NHL with the whole family! Take your photo with the Stanley Cup®, relive some of the league's most iconic moments in the 53-foot museum truck, and see how fast you can clear the ice in a never-before-seen virtual reality Zamboni® experience. A pop-up street hockey rink will also give young fans a chance to show off their skills.


Instant Prize Tower
When: Friday and Saturday

Autographed pucks, Blackhawks Store gift cards, tickets to a Blackhawks game, Convention passes and more! Scan your Fan Fest Pass at the Instant Prize Tower to see if you are a lucky winner. Be sure to visit the Prize Tower both days to double your chances of winning.


Scratch and Win Experience
When: Friday and Saturday

Register your Fan Fest Pass for the opportunity to win an autograph or photo opportunity. From Alumni to current Blackhawks, you never know who will be making an appearance at the Draft Fan Fest!


Chicago's Plate and Chicago Pours
When: Friday and Saturday

Grab a bite to eat from some of Chicago's most popular and iconic restaurants right outside the United Center! Enjoy delicious tastes from Big Star, Connie's Pizza, Lillie's Q and more. Fans 21+ can also take advantage of Chicago Pours featuring K1 and Don Julio.

Draft Fan Fest
Location: United Center Parking Lot C

  • Friday, June 23: 3-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please note: All fans must have a Fan Fest Pass to enter Fan Fest. Fan Fest passes are free and can be picked up prior to the event at specific locations. Click here to find out where you can pick up your FREE Fan Fest Pass.

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