Named “Best New Event of the Yearby Time Out Chicago and one of the New York Times’ “Eight Great Places (in Chicago) to Visit in Hot Weather,” Sundays on State will once again fill portions of State Street with active recreation, food and drinks, shopping, and entertainment in the heart of everyone’s neighborhood – the Loop. Street closures will last from 5:00 a.m. to midnight and the event itself will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“Sundays on State exceeded our wildest expectations last year, at a time when Chicagoans were looking for joy and unity,” said Michael Edwards, president and CEO of the Chicago Loop Alliance. “This year, the citywide block party that invites Chicagoans and visitors to experience ‘this great street’ like never before will be bigger and better. Each week will feature interactive programming, performers , shopping, food, drink and unexpected surprises. on State continues to accelerate the city’s economic recovery efforts, unite the community and create joy.”
To be involved
Everyone is welcome to submit activation proposals, and sponsorship opportunities for Sundays on State are always available. To get involved as a participant, sponsor, attend, or sign up for updates, visit LoopChicago.com/Sundays.
“Sundays on the State has proven to be more than successful in 2021, with residents from every neighborhood and beyond coming to State Street to enjoy their city like never before,” said Chicago Mayor Lori E. .Lightfoot. “This series of summer events has become one of the many ways residents, businesses and visitors come together to experience downtown in ways that we cannot on a daily basis. Programs like Sundays on State’s vision of Chicago as a world-class destination with much to offer in each of our neighborhoods, including downtown in the Loop.”
Chicago Loop Alliance will partner with Loop businesses and community members across the city to create a family experience that will draw more people to everyone’s neighborhood – the Loop. State Sunday programming will include hands-on outdoor recreation, theatrical performances, art exhibits, immersive experiences, live music and entertainment.
“More than just an iconic street, State Street is an accessible place for everyone in Chicago and the perfect gathering space for this inclusive community event,” said State Street Special Service Area President Greg Cameron # 1-2015 Commission, and President and CEO of Joffrey Ballet. “The joy of the events of the past year was infectious and quite uplifting for the city’s recovery process. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance, and we look forward to seeing all of Chicago back on State Street this summer. “
The program uses State Street from Lake to Monroe. Part of Madison will be closed to vehicular traffic, while Lake, Randolph, Washington and Monroe will remain open east to west so retail businesses, hotels, restaurants and residential spaces will still have vehicular access.
Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, the City of Chicago and SSA#1-2015. Supporting sponsors are Macy’s and Target. Community sponsors are Block 37, Clayco + Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Millennium Garages and Shoreline Sightseeing. Star Events is the event production company for Sundays on State. Sponsorship opportunities are always available. More details can be found at LoopChicago.com/Sundays.
Media partners include CBS Chicago, Chicago Tribune, 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.
About Sundays on the State
State Sundays, the “Best New Event of the Year(Time Out Chicago, 2021), returns to Chicago’s most iconic street by popular demand. Select Sundays this summer, State Street will be closed to traffic with an expanded footprint from Lake to Monroe and turn into an open street. full of surprises. Neighbors from every community in Chicago and beyond will unite again for this free, interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, shopping, food, drink and local attractions. Experience everyone’s neighborhood, the Loop, like never before! information and free registration at LoopChicago.com/Sundays. #SundaysOnState
About the Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is on a mission to create, manage and promote positive and inclusive programs that draw people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization and the only service provider for Special Duty Area #1-2015and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation produces public art projects and events. For more information, please visit here.
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