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Vending & Sponsorship Information

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 2021 is the 40th year of this annual festival drawing visitors and tourists from all across the nation and world.

The 39th 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 festival features all-day lineups of live music on 6 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!

Estimated attendance exceeds 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.

01 Become a festival Vendor

Opportunities for up to 250 merchants, non-profit, artists, and other exhibitors.

Click here for more information and applications for vending and exhibit space.
Contact [email protected] 773-584-6633

02 Become a festival Sponsor

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? Contact our Marketing & Sponsorship team for pricing and customized benefits package.

Norine Smyth at [email protected] 312-799-0354

03 Performer and Artist Booking

For consideration at Market Days 2023:

It is mandatory that all information requested below be in your email in order to be considered. Due to the large amount of submissions, we do not take submissions but phone, only by email.

Please submit the following submission information to [email protected].

  • Chicago headline history ( Specific Dates/Venues/Draw)
  • Festival performances (Dates/Festivals)
  • Facebook Link (We are looking for a minimum of 1,500 followers/likes)
  • Instagram followers
  • Twitter followers
  • Website link
  • YouTube video links
  • 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. Please note that we take every submission seriously and will review all materials and research your band.

04 More Information

General inquires please contact [email protected]