The 2020 ACTIVATE season was canceled due to COVID-19. In 2021, Chicago Loop Alliance celebrated in the streets with Sundays on State. Learn more.
ACTIVATE is a series of pop-up celebrations that bring life to unexpected spaces in the Loop. Launched by Chicago Loop Alliance in 2014, these free events give the public a chance to interact with local art, music and performance and take part in transforming urban environments. Playful, authentic, sometimes bizarre and always surprising — this is not your average street festival.