Do Division Festival & Sidewalk Sale

Dates: Cancelled due to Covid 19
Location: On Division Street
Hours: Friday: 5PM-10PM; Saturday-Sunday:12N -10PM both days
Attendance: 70,000+
Demographics: Young, educated urban professionals and hipsters
Admission: Free
Theme: Summer party!

• National music headliners
• Two live music stages
• Elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by some of the hippest merchants in Chicago
• Family Fun Fest


What makes the Do Division Street Fest unique is that all elements of this festival are local: the food, the vendors, the music, even the featured beer is selected based on it’s popularity in the ‘hood. Given the status of West Division Street as the hottest, hippest most cutting edge neighborhood in Chicago, the events’ 70,000 attendees wouldn’t want this festival any other way but local.

The Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale, located on Division between Ashland and Leavitt, spans a total of 10 city blocks, features two live music stages, a wide variety of high quality food offered by Division Street restaurants, plenty of ice cold beer, unique kid’s activities, and an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by Division Street Merchants.

The Music…
The Do Division music line-up features original, live bands and DJs performing continuously throughout the event. Music critics, and fans typically rate the Do Division talent lineup among the very best of the music fest season. The Do Division talent lineup is what put the event on the Chicago music scene’s map, and is the bar that is raised each year by the entertainment producers Empty Bottle Productions and Subterranean.

Do Fashion: The Runway Shows
Runway shows featuring local fashion designers and local DJ’s

Family Fun Fest
One block of an adjacent side street is the Do Division Family Fun Fest- a fest within a fest featuring unusual creative kids activities designed for fun and stimulation.

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American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Do Division
Taste of Mexico
Taco & Tequila Festival

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Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

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Chicago’s hottest, hippest ’hood
Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is packed with trendy boutiques, salons, spas, restaurants, bistros, bakeries, coffee shops and cyber cafes. It’s wide, tree lined sidewalks give it a distinctly European feel. During warm weather months, there are as many as a dozen sidewalk cafes in operation. West Division Street’s restaurants and bars all have one thing in common: high quality in all price ranges. Division Street’s restaurant choices can satisfy any craving including Thai, Tapas, Shushi, organic pizza, comfort food, Mexican, Northern Italian and award winning fusion. And, from the ‘cheapest beers in Chicago’ to some of the best wine selections in the city, Division Street has plenty to offer imbibers. The Division Street area is also home to many of Chicago’s fashion designers, which may explain Division Street’s multitude of cutting edge, high quality dress and shoe boutiques.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Do Division aligns your company with this hip, cutting edge event and gives your company direct exposure to 70,000 young, upscale, educated, white-collar urban professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sponsorship Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:
• Naming rights to the event.
• Naming rights to event components including stages.
• Category exclusivity.
• Logo inclusion in print ads, collateral and internet.
• Corporate banner placement (sponsor provides).
• Sales and sampling rights.
• On-site activation with varying footprint sizes
• Customized promotions