August 31 - September 1

Chicago Block Party


August 31 - September 1

Chicago Block Party

A FREE event promoting friendships in our community, reinforcing social good, and showcasing solutions to some of our city’s most challenging issues. Bring the entire family!

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11AM - 5PM

Saturday, Aug 31

FREE Food • Live Music • 3v3 Basketball Tournament (Ages 13-21) • Matinee Movie • Face Painting • Games and Balloons • Inflatables • Arts and Crafts • Job Interview Training • Job Fair • FREE Groceries for 500 Families • FREE Clothing Boutique • Community Blood Drive • Fire Truck Demo

*Food will be available from 11 AM - 1 PM


11 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, Sep 1

FREE Coffee & Donuts (11 AM - 11:30 AM) • Food Trucks (free meal ticket for visitors who attend the community-wide gathering) • A message of hope from Pastor Gregory Dickow • Live Music • DJ • Face Painting • Games and Balloons • Inflatables • Arts and Crafts • Fire Truck Demo • and 500 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway *

*To receive a backpack, party-goers only need to attend the Block Party anytime on Saturday and/or Sunday to put your name on the list. It is a first come, first serve giveaway. Backpack pick up will take place on Sunday, September 1 and K-12 age students must be present.

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August 31 - September 1

Looking for your next job?

The Chicago Block party will also have a job fair onsite. There will be employers from our city who are looking to fill various positions with individuals who have the relevant work experience. 

We couldn’t be more honored to host some local brands to come out of our great city. Below are just some of the businesses that will be at our event.

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Block Party Venue


The party will take place at Life Changers International Church Chicago, located in University Village, on the corner of 15th St and Loomis St between S Racine Ave and S Ashland Ave. Activities will happen indoor and outdoor (rain or shine). Free parking is available on street and in parking lot. To get transit directions click here.


August 31 - September 1

Our Block Party Sponsors


Life Changers International Church

We like to say we are a church of happy, imperfect people who love Jesus. At the heart of that statement is a real person who has really changed our lives. For us, Christianity isn’t a religion. It’s not just a tradition of ritual and rules. Christianity is a relationship with the real person of Jesus Christ.

The Genesis Dream Center

Our vision for the new Genesis Dream Center (GDC) is to connect Chicago’s socially and economically marginalized or disregarded people with a loving and caring community of support by providing practical and tangible services that address immediate and long-term needs.


The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.

Children’s Literacy Project

Together we can serve our marginalized neighbors. More than any other factor, literacy is the gateway out of poverty and prison and into a hope-centered life. Children’s Literacy Project activates partnerships between schools, literacy programs and local churches by facilitating the much needed volunteer workforce through inspiration, training and activation.

Urban Prairie Waldorf School

An independent preschool and grade school located in the city of Chicago. We draw on a 100-year-old teaching tradition that engages the “whole child” — intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically — in time with the natural developmental stages of childhood.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please email

I’ve never quit loving you and never will.
Expect love, love, and more love!
— Jeremiah 31:3