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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MARCH 23, 2023
CHICAGO—Chicago Loop Alliance is announcing dates for the return of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, which will close parts of State Street in the Loop to vehicle traffic on July 16 and August 13 this summer. Sundays on State is free and open to the public and will take place this year with an expanded footprint on State Street from Lake to Adams. Those who register to attend Sundays on State are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Loop staycation package. Learn more and register for free at LoopChicago.com/Sundays.
Named “Best New Event of the Year” by Time Out Chicago (2021), Sundays on State displays “that great street” State Street in full splendor for family-friendly fun through active recreation, food and drink, shopping, and entertainment in Everyone’s Neighborhood – the Loop.
The program will utilize State Street from Lake to Adams, an expansion from previous years. Lake, Randolph, Washington, Madison, and Monroe will remain open east-west. Traffic street closures will last from 5 a.m.-midnight, and the event itself will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on both Sundays.
“Now in its third year, Sundays on State remains an ambitious and extremely successful initiative, with over 113,000 attendees at the first event in 2022,” said Chicago Loop Alliance President and CEO Michael Edwards. “Chicagoans from every neighborhood and visitors alike gather together to experience the best of our city on its most iconic street, State Street. The event series continues to attract thousands, providing unique access to hundreds of small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs from across the Chicagoland area, while also accelerating the Loop’s economic recovery.
Small businesses, local entrepreneurs, artists, and non-profits are encouraged to submit activation proposals to participate in Sundays on State. Sponsorship options are also available for other businesses interested in getting involved. To participate, sponsor, volunteer, or attend the free events visit LoopChicago.com/Sundays.
Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, City of Chicago, and SSA#1-2015. Supporting sponsors are Allstate Insurance Company, Macy’s and Target. The event sponsor is Block 37. Community sponsors are Catalog, Divvy, Millennium Garages, theWit, a Hilton Hotel, Walgreens, and Star Events. More details can be found at LoopChicago.com/Sundays.
About Sundays on State
Sundays on State, honored with the Award of Excellence by the International Downtown Association and named “Best New Event of the Year” (Time Out Chicago, 2021), returns to Chicago’s most iconic street by popular demand. State Street closes to vehicular traffic with an expanded footprint from Lake to Adams and transforms into an open street full of surprises for two Sundays this summer. The free event series supports hundreds of local small businesses and artists; attracts hundreds of thousands from every Chicago neighborhood and beyond to accelerate economic recovery; and unites the community for an interactive block party in the heart of the city, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, shopping, food, drinks and local attractions. Find more information and register for free at LoopChicago.com/Sundays. #SundaysOnState
About Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) creates, manages and promotes positive and inclusive programs that attract people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area#1-2015, and works with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation to produce public art projects and events. For more information, please visit LoopChicago.com.