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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 one of Thrillist’s Can’t Miss Queer Events, ranked in the top 10 Chicago festivals by BizBash, and a 2023 Best of GayCities Winner for Travel Worthy Festival.

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Getting Here

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.

Press Kit

Everything you need to know about Northalsted Market Days: general info, faqs, links for high res images, video clips, logos and more.

Photos

Relive the memories and download your favorite photos from Market Days! Please give credit to phototographers when sharing photos.

About Market Days

Location

Halsted St. from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL. See below for gates.

Entry

$20 Suggested Donation – All Ages – Your donation helps pay performers & festival workers and supports charities, non-profits & community programs like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

Hours

August 10-11, 2024  Saturday-Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Weather

Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances.

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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).

Aldine Artists Market Days Total Body Workout
Market Days Total Body Workout at Aldine
  • There are 7 Entry Gates on Halsted St. (See map in Schedule section) Use the side streets for quicker entry:
  • 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

 

Hotels

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 or VRBO

Public Transportation

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: UberLyft, and taxicabs (Curb app), and Chicago has Divvy bikes for rental.

Event Parking

“Pay to Park” public street parking (use Park Chicago app) & nearby parking lots. We suggest using a parking reservation app like Spot Hero.

Market Days has inspired a whole weekend of after parties (not affiliated with the festival) and other festivities. Check out a few below.

Event Parking

“Pay to Park” street parking & nearby public parking lots. We suggest using a parking app to find a spot or consider public transport.

Street Closure

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:

Friday, 10:00am

732-820 W Cornelia St
800-840 W Newport Ave
800-832 W Aldine Ave

Friday, 11:00pm

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.

Howard Brown Mpox Page – See CDPH website for more information.

Leashed dogs are welcome; owner is responsible for their well being and behavior. Leaving before 5pm is recommended. Exotic animals are not allowed.

Contact info@northalsted.com with questions.

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.

Schedules & Map

Schedules, Map, Gates, Food

Restrooms located on each side street

Aldine Stage Saturday

Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party

Aldine Stage Sunday

Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party

2024 Sponsors

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Market Days Announcements

CHICAGO – Northalsted Market Days® (August 10-11, 2024) is in Thrillist’s “15 Can’t Miss Queer summer events happening in the US“. (cover image Aaron Ehinger Photography) From the article: [June]...
CHICAGO – Northalsted Market Days® (August 10-11, 2024) is the SILVER WINNER – Travel Worthy Festival in the 2023 Best of Gay Cities Awards. The #1 LGBTQ travel guide website...
Sofi Vonn and a Lineup of Local Legends at the Nissan Partners of Progress Stage at Roscoe Halsted & Roscoe has been the central hub of Northalsted Market Days since...

Photo Galleries

Northalsted Market Days Press Kit
Photographer: Various (See File Names)
January 1, 2024
Northalsted Market Days 2023 - Betty Who, Shea Coulee
Photographer: Kate Scott
August 14, 2023
Northalsted Market Days 2023 - Y2K, Three Martini, Radio Gaga, Sam Gee
Photographer: Kate Scott
August 14, 2023

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