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About Market Days.

Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s most vibrant summer celebration, August 11-12, 2018.

The weekend long festival features an all day lineup of live music on 4 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!

Attendance approaches 200,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow.

Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans 6 blocks of North Halsted in Chicago’s Boystown/Lakeview neighborhood stretching from Addison to Belmont. America’s first recognized gay village.

Market Days® is easily accessed via the CTA Red Line Addison station at the historic Wrigley Field, multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services to downtown hotels and other lodging.

Biz Bash ranked Market Days® in the Chicago’s Top 100 Events of 2017.

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages

Location: Boystown on Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison

Hours: 11am – 10pm, August 11-12, 2018

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.

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

Details subject to change. Halsted St between Belmont Ave and Addison St will close to vehicular traffic at 11:59 pm on Fri, Aug 11 and reopen on Mon, Aug 14 at 5am.

Parking restrictions will be enforced Fri, Aug 11 at 8am through Mon, Aug 14 at 5am along the following streets:

3200 to 3580   N Halsted
740 to 800   W Melrose
770 to 840   W Aldine
750 to 820   W Buckingham
720 to 820   W Roscoe
800 to 825   W Newport
732 to 820   W Cornelia
710 to 795   W Brompton

There will be no access to the parking garage at 3224 N Halsted St during this street closure.

03 Merchandise

Get your official Market Days Fan available exclusively at the Northalsted Market Days booth at Halsted & Addison, Aug 11-12, 2018. Supplies limited!

2018 Performers.



Check back soon for the full 2018 lineup.

Vendors & Sponsors.

Become a Vendor

Market Days 2018 has room for over 200 vendors! Artists, merchants, food and beverage, non-profit, and even food trucks! Click for information and application details.

Learn more about Sponsorship.

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See you August 11-12, 2018 for this year's Market Days!

Halsted Street, between Addison and Belmont