175 Days to Love Chicago: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale

Enjoy Music and Shopping at the Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale

With over 20 live bands, 15 food trucks and a 10-block sidewalk sale, there’s no doubt that Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale is one of Chicago’s best neighborhood festivals! Start your weekend off right by dining al fresco, doing a little shopping and boogieing down to JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound during the first night of the fest, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, June 1.

Get in on the deals as dozens of neighborhood businesses showcase their wares—from couture fashion to designer ales—at one of the most hip and family-friendly fests in Chicago at the 6th annual Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale.

Get in on day one of this three-day Division Street extravaganza and be among the first to explore the deals at the array of local businesses like Doggy Style Pet Shop, D/vision, Trillium and so many more.

Get your groove on as The Black Belles (Damen Stage) and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Leavitt Stage) headline on Friday, and check back in to these stages over the weekend to catch Peanut Butter Wolf, Besnard LakesThe Antlers, Murder by Death, Le Bucherettes and other stellar acts selected by The Empty Bottle captivating the crowds.

With additions of a Live Music Runway Fashion Show outside Moonshine Bar & Grill (1824 W. Division St.) and a Sidewalk Sale Family Scavenger Hunt, this West Town tradition is set to reach new levels of festivity this year.

A built-in Family Fun Fest, on Saturday and Sunday, features kid-friendly music, face painting, fun hands-on activities like painting and drumming, pony rides, visits with animals and interactive games from the Shedd Aquarium, and fun vendors like Psychobaby, who will be transforming kids’ hair into punk hairdo’s.

There’s so much to do at the 6th annual Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale (Division St. between Ashland Ave. & Leavitt Ave.) that you’ll want to attend more than one day. The fest runs Friday, June 1, 5 – 10 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, June 2 – 3, 12 Noon – 10 pm. (Admission: $5 suggested donation that benefits local non-profits). The Family Fun Fest runs Saturday, June 2, 12 Noon – 6 pm; & Sunday, June 3, 12 Noon – 5 pm. For more information on all that’s in store, check out www.do-divisionstreetfest.com.

175 Days to Love Chicago celebrates Chicago’s 175th birthday with an exciting 175-day series of programs, promotions and fun history. Launching on the 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation on March 4 and continuing through August 26, 2012, this cultural calendar offers visitors and residents exciting opportunities to explore Chicago every day. From special events to special packages at local hotels, the campaign showcases the breadth and vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural landscape. For more information, visit http://www.explorechicago.org/175days.

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