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The 2020 ACTIVATE season has been canceled in response to COVID-19 concerns. 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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Street Savior

White Claw | CH Distillery | Jeppson's Malört | Lagunitas Brewing Company | Clif

Pop-Up Partner

PNC | Topo Chico | getaround

Alley Cat

Blake's Seed Based | Blick Art Materials | GTI

Media Sponsor

Time Out