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About Market Days.

Chicago Live Music Street Festival. Get event information, performer schedules, location, events, sponsors & vendors.

AUGUST 12-13, 2023

The 41st Northalsted Market Days® is a weekend long live music street festival celebrating community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long summer festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJs/dancing, and more!

Estimated attendance of 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+ historic landmark.

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

presented by NÜTRL Vodka

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $20 Suggested Donation – All Ages – Your donation helps pay performers, festival workers and funds community programs like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

VIP PASS: Get your Express Entry Wristband (on sale soon)

Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL

Hours: Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13th, 2023: 11am – 10pm

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: see below (#6).

Monkeypox: see below (#5)

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

Halsted St. from 3200 N to 3600 N will close to vehicular traffic at 11:00pm August 11 (subject to change)

Parking restrictions will be enforced along the following streets starting:

August 11, 9:00am

  • 732-820 W Cornelia St
  • 800-840 W Newport Ave
  • 725-825 W Roscoe St
  • 720-820 W Buckingham Pl
  • 800-832 W Aldine Ave

August 11, 11:00pm

  • 3200-3600 N Halsted St
  • 743-800 W Brompton Ave
  • 720-758 W Melrose St

Streets will reopen Monday August 14 at 6:00am.

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 August 11.

03 Hotels and Transportation

The closest hotels and lodging will be found near the 60613 and 60657 zip codes. You may also check out options in 60640 and 60614,

Another option is airbnb.com.

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.
Ride services Uber, Lyft, and taxicabs are also available and Chicago has Divvy bikes for rental.

04 Information / First Aid / Lost & Found

Prior to the festival date, contact [email protected] for general questions.

Information / First Aid Station / 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.

05 Monkeypox Vaccination Information

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.

Howard Brown Mpox Page – See CDPH website for more information

06 Security & Gate Locations

No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages.

ADVISORY: Crowded venues are experiencing incidents of pick pocketing of cell phones / wallets. Please use these tips:

  • 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

There are 8 Gate Entry points to Market Days! Use these side street entrances for quicker entry:

  • Halsted & Cornelia (East)
  • Halsted & Newport (West)
  • Halsted & Roscoe (East, West)
  • Halsted & Aldine (West)
  • Halsted & Melrose

Also, the VIP PASS wristband is available for fastest IN & OUT access.

See SITE MAP (stages, schedule, bathrooms, medical / info, gates)

2022 Performers.

2023 lineup coming this Spring!

2023 Schedule.

Coming Spring 2023

Vending & Sponsors.

Presented By: NÜTRL Vodka

Other 2023 Sponsors.

Learn more about Sponsorship.

Become a Vendor

Market Days 2021 has room for over 200 vendors! Artists, merchants, food and beverage, non-profit, and even food trucks! Click for information and application details.


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See you August 6-7, 2022 for Market Days 2022!

Halsted Street, between Addison and Belmont