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Event Overview: Drawing thousands of people from all over the country, Market Days Chicago is a 2-day festival that spans 6 city blocks! A number of live musical acts perform each year, and there are plenty of street vendors selling food, drinks, and fun souvenirs. 

What to Expect: Plenty of good food, great music, and constant entertainment is what Market Days Chicago is all about. Now in its 30th year, the annual event draws thousands of people to the 6-block street fair, making it the largest 2-day street fair in the Midwest.

  • Street Vendors: More than 400 street vendors attend Northalsted Market Days in Chicago every year, selling everything from food, to accessories, to arts and crafts. A number of local businesses also set up booths.
  • Parents Be Warned: While the event is open and welcoming, the parade of outrageous outfits make Northalsted Market Days more of an adults-only festival

Inside Knowledge: While admission to Northalsted Market Days is free, a $8 donation at the entrance is suggested, which benefits the Northalsted Area Merchants Association.  

Event Hints: Here are a couple of hints to make sure that you have a great time at Chicago Northalsted Market Days. 

  • Be Sun Smart: This outdoor event is held in the middle of the Chicago summer, so things can get hot! Make sure to bring a hat, and apply plenty of sunscreen throughout the day when attending Northalsted Market Days.
  • Avoid the Crowds: While this may seem an impossible task given the number of people that Market Days Chicago attracts, try and attend the festival on Sunday afternoon, as it tends to be a bit quieter. 

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Northalsted Market Days

Until Aug 12


Northalsted Market Days

Chicago, US
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Event Dates

Aug 11,2012 - Aug 12,2012

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Live Music and Great Food at this Lakeview Festival.

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Event Quick Facts

  • Market Days Chicago spans 6 city blocks and features a wonderful array of live music, food, and arts and crafts.
  • Thousands of people from all over the country flock to Northalsted Market Days each year.
  • Despite being held in the gay district of Chicago, and attracting many members of the gay community, Northalsted Market Days in Chicago is open to everyone who wants to attend. 



Nearest Transit:
Belmont (Brown Line, Purple Line, Red Line).

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