Do Division

The Shedd Aquarium comes to Division Street”, along with old favorites such as face painting, and rocking kids’ music

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale, a neighborhood festival that attracted over 60,000 people in 2011, has partnered with Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO to create Do Division Family Fun Fest. Do Division Family Fun Fest, Saturday June 2nd noon-6pm, and Sunday June 3rd noon-5pm, has quickly become one of the premier family-friendly festivals in the city. Just off the main drag of Division Street, where the main festival is being held, there will be activities for the kids including drumming, pony rides and hallmark vendors like Psychobaby, who will be transforming kids’ hair into punk hairdo’s.

This year, we will continue to occupy a two-block stretch of Hoyne Avenue, from Division Street and the fest north to Potomac. New this year is our sponsor the Shedd Aquarium, who will bring several of their popular games such as the Penguin Plunge and the Polar Playzone as well as an opportunity to see some of their animals up close and personal throughout the weekend. We are also excited to have the Great Lakes Initiative, an organization that is focused on conservation and education about our most precious water source. We will continue with Fun Facts about the Great Lakes and a quiz that promises to be an adventure in the neighborhood.

We’re bringing back many of the popular activities including The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent, punk rock hair styling by Psycho Baby, face painting, the Children’s Learning Place Toddler Zone, a bounce house, dunk tank and pony rides. And you can win prizes from Building Blocks’ famous Carnival Wheel.

Plus boogie on down at the main stage!

See the full schedule below.

Saturday, June 2nd:

12:00-12:20 Shakespeare All-Stars
12:30-1:00 ARCC
1:15-1:55 Mary Macaroni
2:00-2:20 Gingarte Capoeira
2:30-3:00 Sunny Side Up
3:10-3:40 Istvan & His Imaginary Band
3:50-4:10 Trinity irish dancers
4:25-5:05 Sarah Parker
5:10-5:30 Mad Science or Changs Martial Arts Demo
5:35-6:00 Gracie Lou

 Sunday, June 3rd:

12:00-12:30 Kids Science Lab
12:45-1:20 Fiddle Billies
1:30-1:50 My Gym
2:00-2:40 Rock’ s Cool Pritzker student band
3:00-3:40 Awkward Cousins
3:50-4:20 Changs Martial Arts Demo
4:20-5:10 Mary Macaroni



Proceeds from Do Division Family Fun Fest go to Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO, two public elementary schools in Wicker Park.

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