More than 113,000 attend Loop’s first ‘Sundays on State’ of year
Loop North News


2-Aug-22 – More than 113,000 people filled State Street from Lake to Monroe during the year’s first “Sundays on State,” helping Chicago Loop Alliance with its goal of accelerating economic recovery in the Loop.

CLA says the 113,362 people attending the July 24 event created 55 percent more pedestrian traffic than during the same Sunday in 2019 and 72 percent more than the same Sunday in 2021. A survey of attendees by CLA shows 67 percent visited a business or landmark before, during, or after the event and spent an average of $185 there.

“There is something magical about Sundays on State, which attracts Chicagoans from every neighborhood and beyond to the most iconic street in the city for a truly uplifting community celebration,” said Michael Edwards, President/CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance.

The free, interactive block party offers art, culture, active recreation, food, drinks, and local attractions. Three more of the events are planned for this year – on August 7, August 21, and September 4.

Photo by Vashon Jordan Jr.

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