Summer 2022: Chicago Loop Alliance announces dates for Sundays on the State with live music, food and road closures

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Loop Alliance announces return dates for Sundays on State, the award-winning event series that closes parts of State Street in the Loop to vehicular traffic on select Sundays this summer. Sundays on State is free and open to the public and will take place this year with an expanded footprint on State Street from Lake to Monroe on July 24, August 7 and 21, and September 4. Those who register to attend Sundays on State are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Loop vacation package. Learn more and register for free at

Named “Best New Event of the Year” by Time Out Chicago and one of “Eight Great Places (in Chicago) to Visit in Warm Weather” by The New York Times, Sundays on State will once again fill portions of State Street with active recreation, food and drink, shopping and entertainment at 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

“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-friendly 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 the 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

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

Sundays on State, 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 and interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, shopping, food , drinks and local attractions. Experience everyone’s neighborhood, the Loop, like never before! Find more information and register for free at #SundaysOnState

About the Chicago Loop Alliance

The mission of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is to create, manage and promote positive and inclusive programs that draw people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area #1-2015, and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation produces public art projects and events. For more information, please visit here.

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