Northalsted Market Days®


Sat, August 10, 2024 | 11am to 10pm
Sun, August 11, 2024 | 11am to 10pm
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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 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.


A short walk away from the CTA Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line Station or the CTA Addison Red Line Station.  CTA Trip Planner

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.

chicago pride fest northalsted logos 04Northalsted Business Alliance is a 501(c)6 chamber of commerce, working to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for the Northalsted area through programming, services, and events such as Chicago Pride FestNorthalsted Market Days and Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade that celebrate our LGBTQ+ history, promote tourism and foster a welcoming, safe community for all.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

We have teamed up with Eventeny to make your exhibitor registration easier than ever! Please note that you will have to create a new profile and register on this new platform if you do not already have an account.

Vending Applications

We do not provide guaranteed exclusivity to any participant/exhibitor or category. We work on a first come first serve basis when approving vendors. We would highly recommend everyone apply as early as possible. Do not wait until the last minute as sometimes the event will be completely booked and applications will close earlier than the deadline.


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