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3200 N. Halsted, Downtown, Chicago, IL 60657


Bathroom - Public Electricity Parking


Estimated attendance:  200,000


August 7-8, 2021


Exhibitors Application Deadline

Until Full

Food Vendors Application Deadline

Until Full

Performers Application Deadline

Until Full


Northalsted Market Days is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s most vibrant summer party with over 200,000 expected to attend.

Northalsted Market Days Chicago – Live Music Festival on Halsted Street

Chicago’s biggest street fest & hottest summer party. Get information about top performers, schedule, location, events, sponsors, and vendors.

About Market Days

Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s hottest summer celebration!

UPDATE 4/20/21: 2021 date to be announced soon

The annual Northalsted Market Days is a weekend-long festival celebrating life & community in Chicago’s historic Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJs and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!
Estimated attendance exceeds 100,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow!

Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village. In 2019, the city of Chicago went on to recognize the Northalsted rainbow pylons/Legacy Project memorial as a historic landmark, honoring the LGBTQ+ community’s cultural legacy.

Northalsted Market Days is easily accessed via the CTA Red Line Addison station at the historic Wrigley Field, CTA Red/Brown/Purple Lines at Belmont, multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services to hotels and other lodgings.

*Biz Bash ranks Northalsted Market Days in Chicago’s Top 100 Events.

General Information

Event Information

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages

Location: Northalsted on Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison

Hours: 11am – 10pm, (2021 dates, to be announced)

Public Transportation: A short walk away from the CTA Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line Station or the CTA Addison Red Line Station

Weather: Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances

Security: No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages. Keep cell phones & valuables out of reach. Exit festival via Main Gates at Belmont or Addison.

Become a Vendor

Market Days 2019 has room for over 200 vendors! Artists, merchants, food, and beverage, non-profit, and even food trucks! Click for information and application details.

More Information

General inquires please contact [email protected]

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