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AUGUST 6-8, 2021

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.

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.

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $15 Suggested Donation – All Ages – Donations make Market Days possible, support local non-profits, and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL

Hours: Friday, August 6th: 5pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8th: 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: No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages. Keep cell phones & valuables out of reach. Exit festival via Main Gates at Belmont or Addison.

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

Halsted St between Belmont Ave and Addison St will close to vehicular traffic at 5am on Fri, Aug 6 and reopen on Mon, Aug 9 at 5am.

Street Closures & Parking restrictions will be enforced Fri, Aug 6 at 5am through Mon, Aug 9 at 5am along the following streets (except otherwise noted)

3200 to 3600   N Halsted
740 to 800   W Melrose
765 to 840   W Aldine
750 to 820   W Buckingham
720 to 820   W Roscoe
800 to 925   W Newport
732 to 820   W Cornelia
710 to 795   W Brompton

All vehicles in the designated areas will be ticketed and towed. Questions regarding street re-routes call 773-868-3010

03 Merchandise

Get your official Market Days merchandise at the Northalsted Market Days booth at Halsted & Cornelia, Aug 7-8, 2021 or purchase in our online store coming soon!

04 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.

Also check out airbnb.com and misterbandb for LGBTQ+ friendly options.

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.

05 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 (location TBA).

For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010.

2021 Performers.


Bud Light Seltzer Stage

7:00 PM Lisa Lisa 45 min

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

5:30 PM DJ X-tasy 1 hr
6:30 PM Hello Weekend 2 hr
9:00 PM Inaya Day 45 min

DJ Stage

No performances

Jazz Stage

No performances

Community Pride Stage



6:30 PM Jade The Ivy 1 hr
8:15 PM KaJahn Ari 1 hr

Bud Light Seltzer Stage

2:00 PM Jody Watley 45 min
5:00 PM CeCe Peniston 45 min
8:45 PM Greyson Chance 1 hr

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

1:15 PM The Gingers 1hr 15 min
3:15 PM Ty Herndon 1 hr
5:00 PM JC Brooks 1 hr 15 min
6:45 PM To The 9s 1 hr 15 min
8:30 PM Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press 1hr 30 min

Back Lot Bash DJ Stage


Jazz Stage

1:00 PM Too Much Molly & Triple Trouble 1hr 30 min
3:30 PM Rosie & The Rivets 1hr 15 min
5:30 PM Jacob Bjorge 1 hr
7:30 PM Lynn Jordan & The Shivers 1hr 30 min

Community Pride Stage

1:00 PM RENT 30 min
2:00 PM Olivia Love 1 hr
4:00 PM PINION 1 hr
6:00 PM Richard Streetman Live w/ Jason Fein 1 hr
8:00 PM The Terms 1 hr

Bud Light Seltzer Stage

2:00 PM Todrick Hall  45 min
5:00 PM Fierce Project starring Ultra Naté & Angelica Ross ft. Mila Jam 45 min
6:30 PM Out at Wrigley Finals 1 hr max
8:45 PM Trixie Mattel 1hr

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

1:00 PM Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus 1 hr
2:30 PM Queen Explosion 1hr 30 min
4:30 PM Steve Grand 45 min
6:30 PM Catfight 1 hr 30 min
8:30 PM Boy Band Review 1 hr 30 min

Peach Presents DJ Stage


Jazz Stage

1:30 PM The Flat Cats 1 hr 30 min
4:00 PM Sam Fazio 1hr 30 min
7:30 PM Meghan “Big Red” Murphy 1hr 45 min

Community Pride Stage

2:00 PM Scott Free 1 hr
4:00 PM Congress of Starlings 1 hr
6:00 PM Tyler Hall 1 hr
8:00 PM Via Rosa 1 hr

Stage Map coming soon

Vendors & 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 6-8, 2021 for Market Days 2021!

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