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Northalsted Market Days Chicago – Live Music Festival on Halsted Street

Chicago’s most vibrant summer two day music festival and Top 100 Events*. Get information about top performers, schedule, location, events, sponsors, and vendors.

About Market Days.

Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s hottest summer celebration!

UPDATE 6/29/20: Northalsted Business Alliance announces cancellation of Northalsted Market Days for 2020. Join us August 7-8, 2021!

The annual Northalsted Market Days is a weekend long festival celebrating life & community in Chicago’s historic Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 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!

Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village. In 2019, the city of Chicago went on to recognize the Northalsted rainbow pylons/Legacy Project memorial as a historic landmark, honoring the LGBTQ+ community’s cultural legacy.

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

*Biz Bash ranks Northalsted Market Days in the Chicago’s Top 100 Events.

General Information

01 Event Information

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages

Location: Northalsted on Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison

Hours: 11am – 10pm, (2020 event cancelled) August 7-8, 2021

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 11:59 pm on Fri, Aug 7 and reopen on Mon, Aug 11 at 5am.

Street Closures & Parking restrictions will be enforced Fri, Aug 7 at 8am through Mon, Aug 11 at 5am along the following streets (except otherwise noted)

3200 to 3600   N Halsted (Aug 7 – 11:59PM, Aug 11 – 5am)
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 8-9, 2020 or purchase in our online store coming soon!

04 Information / First Aid / Lost & Found

Information / First Aid Station / Lost & Found will be at the festival Command Center located West of Halsted at Newport Ave.

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

Top 2019 Performers.

Vendors & Sponsors.

Learn more about Sponsorship.

Become a Vendor

Market Days 2019 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 8-9, 2020 for next year's Market Days!

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