Northalsted Market Days Returns to Chicago
Market Days planned for August 2021 | Music Festival | Summer Events | Chicago | Lakeview | Live Performance
The 39th Northalsted Market Days® is set to return to Chicago in 2021: August 6, 7 and 8, adding a Friday night edition for the first time. The 1/2 mile long street festival has been an annual summer tradition in Chicago for nearly 4 decades. As vaccinations continue and the world begins to see some light in the pandemic fight, planning is underway for a much anticipated comeback.
With safety at the forefront, planning involves continual contact with the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and monitoring of CDC guidelines in order to take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe event.
A half dozen merchants got together for the first Market Day street fair in August, 1982, setting up a handful of folding tables and chairs on the sidewalk.
The LGBTQ+ positive event has grown into a half-mile long, annual summer tradition on Chicago’s North Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison.
Sheila E dances with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Market Days 2019
Market Days is now considered among Chicago’s top ten festivals.
Thousands attend from near and far enjoying all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, hundreds of vendors, summer food & drinks, dancing in the street, and more.
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, photo: Steven Koch 2019 Photo Gallery
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A $15 suggested donation for entry helps cover festival costs, benefits local charities and supports year round Northalsted chamber programming.
Generous public donations, funded the Chicago Pride Crosswalks project, the longest installation of its kind in the world, covering 14 intersections.
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