Travel Tips

Hotels - Church - Attractions

Getting There

This year we are going back to Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois right outside of Chicago. The festival has been hosted at this church many times in the past and we are grateful they are letting us come back. 

For more information about the church visit calvarynaperville.org

Address: 9S200 IL-59, Naperville, IL 60564

Booking Your Hotel
Rooms are blocked under “National JBQ Festival”.  To get the listed rates, you must book the rooms though this block.
Rooms must be booked by Sunday, May 19 to receive the quoted rates.  Booking in the hotels that are working with the Festival helps us to keep our registration costs down. Please help us ensure that the Festival works for everyone and stay in the hotels we have set up.
Your confirmation email, after registration, will include hotel booking instructions.
Nearby Attractions

While you're here, make sure to taste some of the city with your team. The Naperville/Chicago area has just about everything everywhere else does. However, you don't want to leave without trying some deep dish Chicago Pizza. Something like Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, or Little Pops NY Pizzeria Trattoria.


There is great shopping around the Naperville/Chicago area. Check out the Chicago Premium Outlets for the best deals on brand names just minutes away from our host church. Block 37 is a development located in the Loop community area of downtown Chicago, Illinois. Water Tower Place is a large urban, mixed-use development comprising a 758,000 square feet shopping mall, hotel, theater, and condominiums in a 74 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States.



Grant Park is a large urban park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Located within the city's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus.

The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois managed by MB Real Estate. It spans from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street

The Chicago Children's Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1982 by The Junior League of Chicago who were responding to programming cutbacks in the Chicago Public Schools.

On the 103rd floor of the former Sears Tower with clear observation boxes & views extending to four states. Book your tickets before hand at Skydeck Chicago.

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