Do Division Street Fest takes place on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt in West Town Chicago and features two live music stages, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer, wine and spirits, a dedicated Family Fun Fest area with family activities and stage (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), plus Do Fashion with local designer runway shows and DJs.
TWO Live Music Stages programmed by two renowned West Town Chicago live music venues: The Empty Bottle & Subterranean.
The Empty Bottle is known for booking diverse, cutting edge and high-quality indie-rock and alternative music and was named “One of the best clubs in America” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Having the east stage programmed by Empty Bottle Presents assures that the event will feature a very current, original, and diverse live music line up of the highest quality.
Subterranean programs the talent for the west stage. They have a fantastic track record booking in-demand acts for their club and other local festivals including Wicker Park Fest. Subterranean’s reputation for featuring the most current and popular indie-rock bands is also outstanding, and their stage’s draw combined with that of the Empty Bottle Presents stage guarantees huge crowds of diverse live music lovers at Do Division Street Fest.
Independent & Fashionable Neighborhood
Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is packed with independent businesses, salons, spas, restaurants, bars, bakeries, coffee shops and cafes. Division Street divides the trendy West Town neighborhoods of Wicker Park to the north, and Ukrainian Village and East Village to the south. It’s wide, tree-lined sidewalks and dozens of outdoor sidewalk cafes give it a distinctly European feel.
The local West Town retailers and boutiques participate as vendors and also organize Do Fashion, an event within the street festival with a runway, prominent local DJs, and various local fashion shows throughout the weekend.
Visit www.westtownchicago.com to learn more about this exciting business district.
There is an optional $10 donation requested to attend the event. Proceeds from Do Division Street Fest benefits local non-profits and schools. Do Division Street Fest is produced by the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, a 501-C6 non-profit organization providing valuable programs and services for the local small businesses. The event reflects and benefits the neighborhood, highlights local independent businesses, and event sponsors have the ability to reach a very desirable demographic of trendsetters, Millennials and more.
Directions & Transportation Information
The festival itself is located on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt. That section of Division Street is closed to automobile traffic.
If taking public transportation, visit the CTA website for information and directions using 2000 W. Division St. Chicago IL 60622 as your destination. The Blue Line El Division Street stop is at the east end of the sidewalk sale at Division and Ashland, and there will be an information booth with fest materials near the El exit. Upon exiting at the Division Street blue line stop, simply walk west through the sidewalk sale to the main fest area.
If driving, depending on where you are coming from you can enter Division and Damen intersection or 2000 W. Division St. Chicago IL 60622 into Google maps and find your directions. There is street parking around the festival site.
We also provide free bike parking! The bike parking is serve yourself between Noon and 11 pm (you must remove bikes by 11 pm) at the north-west corner of Division and Damen in the Byline Bank drive-through lane.
Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed within the festival site. However, we advise owners to be aware of the heat during the day as the event take place primarily on asphalt and concrete as well as the crowds present throughout the event, especially past 7 pm.