Formula One is usually reserved for European countries with open roads and clear skies. But not this time. The Emirates F1 Chicago Festival is taking the sport to the urban jungle of Illinois.

This is part of a global festival series celebrating the 1,000th Grand Prix that recently took place in China.

At the Chicago Festival, attendees will gather at Soldier Field for an F1 experience. Details toward the event are scarce at the moment, but the event coordinators said to expect celebrity driver appearances, live exhibitions, and even a race on the streets of Chicago. If you don't want to miss out on the Canadian Grand Prix's qualifying round, it will be broadcast in real time at the event. And of course, there will be plenty of sponsors with their own booths and activities for anyone in attendance.

To promote the festival, a wrapped F1 car has been placed in various spots around town, where people can get a close up look at what makes the vehicle so different from consumer cars.

My favorite part: Attendance is free. Anyone can join in on the fun. They will have parking available in Soldier Field's North and Waldron garages, but don't count on finding a spot.

The Emirates F1 Chicago Festival takes place on June 8 from 11 AM to 9:30 PM. After this, the event crew will be packing up and heading to Los Angeles, and then Brazil.