ACTIVATE transforms iconic Loop alleys into pop-up urban experiences. Combining the talents of Chicago’s most creative minds, the events feature art, music, and more in unique urban settings.
No smoking is allowed inside the alley. However, your hand stamp will allow you re-entry if you’d like to step outside the alley for a smoke break.
No, you are welcome to attend even if you didn’t RSVP, but unfortunately you won’t receive a free drink ticket.
Yes, with the exception of alcoholic beverages
Yes! People of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come. You may bring your kids but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We recommend that kids attend the earlier hours of the event.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
You must be prepared to show an ID. Have your RSVPs ready to redeem your free drink. You may purchase additional drink tickets at the entry (cash only).
If you bring a bag or backpack, be prepared for security to quickly search.
We refuse the right to deny entry.
Last call for purchasing drink tickets is at 9:30pm. The bar will close promptly at 9:40pm. You must be wearing a wristband to purchase/redeem a drink ticket.