Northalsted Market Days
August 10-11, 2024
Northalsted Market Days® is a weekend long, live music street festival celebrating community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/Lakeview neighborhood.
The 1/2 mile long summer festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 250+ vendors, food and drink, dance exhibitions, drag performance, and more!
Estimated attendance is 100,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow! Market Days is ranked in the top 10 Chicago festivals by BizBash.
Founded in 1982, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village and a Chicago LGBTQ+ landmark.
Relive the memories and download your favorite photos from Market Days! Please give credit to phototographers when sharing photos.
About Market Days
Halsted St. from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL. See below for gates.
$20 Suggested Donation – All Ages – Your donation helps pay performers & festival workers and supports charities, non-profits & community programs like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.
August 10-11, 2024 Saturday-Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances.
Get an Express Entry Wristband, a “thank you” for your advance donation.
- VIP PASS express lanes at Belmont & Addison
- VIP Pass can be used at all 7 Gates
- Pick up in advance by Aug 9 or
- Will Call at Belmont Gate during fest
Check back for a free group workout at Halsted & Aldine
Hosted by Orangetheory (Sat 12pm) & Crosstown Fitness (Sun 12pm).
- No large bags/backpacks, all bags will be inspected prior to entry.
- No coolers or outside alcohol (clear, sealed water bottles are allowed).
- No weapons, pepper spray or firearms.
ADVISORY: BEWARE PICK POCKETS
- Don’t place phone / wallet in REAR pocket / loose clothing
- Don’t use shoulder bags / back packs that hang behind you in close quarters
- DO use a front facing fanny pack or cross body / sling bag
- DO use a zippered front pocket or deep front pocket
- DO hand cover pocket areas in close quarters / crowded areas
Due to heavy vehicle traffic, we recommend public transportation. You may research hotels near the CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line Stations. The event is 2 blocks from the Belmont station on these trains.
Market Days has inspired a whole weekend of after parties (not affiliated with the festival) and other festivities. Check out a few below.
“Pay to Park” street parking & nearby public parking lots. We suggest using a parking app to find a spot or consider public transport.
Halsted St. from 3200 N to 3600 N will close to vehicular traffic at 11:00pm August 11
Parking restrictions will be enforced along the following streets starting:
732-820 W Cornelia St
800-840 W Newport Ave
800-832 W Aldine Ave
3200-3600 N Halsted St
721-769 W Brompton Ave
720-820 W Buckingham Place
725-825 W Roscoe St
720-758 W Melrose St
All vehicles in the designated areas will be ticketed and towed. Questions regarding street re-routes call 773-868-3010
No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages beginning: 11:00pm on Friday.
Monday at 7:00am.
Visit HowardBrown.org for mpox testing, vaccination, treatment info and more. Call the Hotline at 872.269.3600 to make an appointment for your vaccine or to speak to the Contact Tracing team to help us learn more about possible exposure.
Leashed dogs are welcome; owner is responsible for their well being and behavior. Leaving before 5pm is recommended. Exotic animals are not allowed.
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August 12-13: Info, First Aid, Lost & Found will be at the festival Command Center (at Halsted & Newport).
For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010.
Market Days Announcements
Opportunities for 250+ merchants, non-profit, artists, and other exhibitors.
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN EARLY 2024.
Click here for more information and applications for vending and exhibit space.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 773-584-6633
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? Contact our Marketing & Sponsorship team for pricing and customized benefits package.
Norine Smyth at email@example.com 312-799-0354
For consideration at Market Days 2024:
Please send information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include as much of the below information as available:
- Chicago performance history
- Specific Dates/Venues/Attendance)
- Festival performances (Dates/Festivals)
- Social Media Links
- Website Link
- Pricing (range)
- Set Length
- Sample set list
- What sets your band apart from others
If there is an interest in having you perform at any of our events, we will contact you.
Due to the large number of submissions received, we are unable to acknowledge/decline requests to perform.