Chicago Loop Alliance’s internationally acclaimed Sundays on State events have welcomed over one million people to Chicago’s most iconic street.
"Best New Event in 2021" (Time Out Chicago)
"Award of Excellence" (International Downtown Association)
"Best in a Crisis" (PRWeek US Awards, Finalist)
The internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, transforms Chicago's most iconic street, State Street, when it closes to vehicular traffic on select dates each 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! 88 percent of 2023 activation participants come from underrepresented business owners. Share your experience on social. #SundaysOnState
Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation and SSA#1-2015. The events are supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. 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.
Media partners include Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Concorde New Media, Crawford Broadcasting (Power92, WSRB, WYCA-FM), iHeart (WVAZ, WGRB, WGCI), Reflejos, Vocalo 89.5FM, and WBEZ 91.5FM.
Know Before You Go
- Leashed, well-behaved dogs
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.
- Lawn chairs, blankets, and other seating -- whatever you find comfy, bring it! (Some seating will be provided)
- Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages
What's not allowed?
- Outside alcohol
- Weapons (bags are subject to search)
- Cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, etc.
Sundays on State is on State Street between Adams and Lake. Enter N State St & E Lake St, Chicago IL, 60601 into your GPS for directions. Whether taking public transportation, biking, driving, using cabs or ride hail, or walking, find how to get to the Loop here. Discounted Sundays on State parking can be booked in advance with Millennium Garages.
Stay the night (or weekend!)
Vendor and performer opportunities
All activation opportunities for Sundays on State for 2023 have been filled. Make sure you don't miss announcements regarding future potential Loop event opportunities by signing up for Chicago Loop Alliance's email updates here.
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Sundays on State draws over one million attendees since 2021 inception2 MIN READ — Chicago Loop Alliance's Sundays on State event series concluded the season on August 13, attracting record breaking attendance of more than 146,000 throughout the event footprint.