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Vending and Sponsorship

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 2018 is the 38th year of this annual festival drawing visitors and tourists from all across the nation and world.

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.

01 Become a festival Vendor

Opportunities for up to 200 merchants, non-profit, artists, and other exhibitors.

Click here for more information and applications for vending and exhibit space.
Contact Rosy Robinson at [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
Laura Wilke at [email protected] 773-584-6669

03 Become a festival Performer

Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only.

Please include your website, social media / YouTube, any other promotional links, and artist bio. Please include any Chicago history for the past six months or future performances. Let us know what kind of draw the band has in the area and include a price range on the band.

Gehrig Peterson [email protected] at 773-935-3405

04 More Information

Chicago Pride Fest
Julia Enderle [email protected] at 773-584-6682

Northalsted Market Days
Danielle Crouchelli [email protected] at 773-584-6638

General inquires please contact [email protected]

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