The award-winning Sundays on State series launched in 2021 and continued with great success during the summer of 2022. Watch the video below to learn more!
"Best New Event in 2021" (Time Out Chicago)
"Award of Excellence" (International Downtown Association)
"Best in a Crisis" (PRWeek US Awards, Finalist)
The award-winning Sundays on State series transforms Chicago's most iconic street, State Street, when it closes to vehicular traffic for select Sundays during the summer. Neighbors from every Chicago community and beyond unite for a free, interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, food, drinks, shopping, and local attractions in the heart of everyone’s neighborhood – the Loop. Chicago Loop Alliance's Sundays on State series accelerates the economic recovery, unites the community, and creates joy! 92 percent of 2022 activation participants came from underrepresented business owners. #SundaysOnState
Sundays on State (2022) was a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, City of Chicago, and SSA#1-2015. Supporting sponsors were Macy’s and Target. Event sponsors were Allstate, Divvy and Walgreens. Community sponsors were Block 37, Clayco + Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Comcast, Millennium Garages, Shoreline Sightseeing and Streetplus. Star Events was the event production company for Sundays on State. The official hotel partner was theWit Hotel Chicago.
Media partners included CBS Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, Concorde New Media, The Crusader Newspaper Group, ESPN 1000, Firefly, Heritage Outdoor Media, Midway Broadcasting Corporation, NDIGO, OUTFRONT, Power 92.3, Reflejos Publications, Rejoice 102.3, Soul 106.3, Uber OOH, Univision Chicago Local Media, View Chicago, LLC, Vocalo, WBEZ, and WGN Radio.
It has yet to be determined if Sundays on State will continue in 2023.
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