Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale
When: Friday, June 3, 2016 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5 12-10pm
Where: 2000-2200 W. Division St. (Division Street between Damen and Leavitt).
FREE Admission; $5 suggested donation (See below how the donations used)
Divvy valet: Friday, June 3 5pm – 10:30pm Ashland Ave & Division St. Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 12pm – 10:30pm Ashland Ave & Division St.
The annual Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale rings in Summer Fest Season. This fest includes live music bill, local independent retailers and artisans, and exciting family fun over 10 city blocks.
Location of different activities:
- Street Fest: Division Street from Damen to Leavitt
- Family Fun Fest: Hoyne from Crystal to Potomac, and Crystal from Hoyne to Damen
- Sidewalk Sale: Division Street from Damen to Ashland (no street closure)
The music at Do Division Street Fest features original bands – from cutting edge to national touring acts – and djs continuously on two stages from Friday to Sunday. Music critics and fans alike typically rate the lineup among the best of the music fest season – and it only cost a fraction of the ticket price as most of the others (a $5 suggested donation is asked for admittance). The two live music main stages are programmed by Empty Bottle Presents and Subterranean. Click here for more information..
DO DIVISION FAMILY FUN FEST 2016
Saturday and Sunday, June 4th & 5th 12-6pm
on Hoyne between Crystal and Potomac and on Crystal between Hoyne and Damen.
Pony rides, face painting, rocking kids’ music
Do Division Family Fun Fest is the exclusive family and kid-friendly area of Do Division Street Fest. This is the 8th year Friends of Pritzker and LaSalle II PTO are organizing the fest-within-a-fest. Family Fun Fest occupies two jam-packed blocks on Hoyne Avenue between Division and Crystal and on Crystal between Hoyne and Damen.
Some of the many popular activities featured at the Family Fun Fest in the past have included: Building Blocks Toy stores’ train rides, The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent, face painting, balloon animals, punk rock hair do’s, the Children’s Learning Place Toddler Zone, inflatable obstacle courses, goodie bags, photo ops, face painting, mini golf and pony rides. Plus, everyone is encouraged to boogie on down at the Family Fun Fest entertainment stage.
100% of Proceeds from Do-Division Family Fun Fest activities go to Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO, two local public elementary schools. 18% of the main fest net gate proceeds are also donated to the two schools.
The Sidewalk Sale
Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is packed with salons, spas, cafes, bakeries and boutiques in addition to popular restaurants. Throughout the weekend, many of the local merchants participate in an elaborate sidewalk sale outside their shops that spans east of the street fest – from Damen to Ashland – offering great deals on everything from local designer garments to fine hand-made jewelry.