New Pokemon GO Fest events announced in Chicago and Dortmund

Posted May 08, 2018

The good news is Niantic seems to have learned from its missteps, and intends to try again with Pokemon GO Fest 2018. The event is coming to Lincoln Park on July 14-15, developer Niantic announced Monday.

Niantic promises a 1.8-mile course in the park that will include physical installations as well as exclusive activities.

After a disastrous inaugural event a year ago in Chicago, Niantic has announced plans to bring Pokémon GO Fest back to the city this summer July 14 and 15, this time at Lincoln Park.

While the event originally took place at Grant Park last year, this year's version will be located at Lincoln Park. Details are now only available for the Dortmund festival, dubbed "Pokemon GO Safari Zone". As of the time of this writing, it's unknown what special offers or Pokemon will be made available to attendees, however, Niantic did say that the event will "offer a unique, immersive play experience unseen anywhere else". The Summer Tour 2018 will kick off with a Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany, which will take place between June 30 and July 1.

Pokemon Go also announced events for Germany and Japan. Single-day tickets will cost US$20, and they will go on sale on the event website beginning on May 11. There will be additional activities spread throughout the entire city district of Dortmund, though like Pokemon Go Fest this year, we don't know what kinds of things there'll be for trainers to do. While even less is known about this event than Dortmund's event, if it's anything to go by, it should also be free to attend.