Date: Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 12
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: N. Halsted Street, between Belmont and Addison
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Address: 3400 N Halsted St.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

Northalsted Market Days® is the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s biggest summer party! Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans 6 blocks of North Halsted in Chicago’s Boystown/Lakeview neighborhood stretching from Addison to Belmont.

The 2 day/weekend long festival features an all day lineup of live music on 5 stages, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing. Attendance approaches nearly 200,000 fairgoers, from near and far, all walks of life, and all colors of the rainbow.

The 37th Northalsted Market Days® will take over Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood on August 11-12, 2018!

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Check out the 2017 Market Days Photo Gallery

Get Social!

Bud Light North Stage

2:30 PM - Todrick Hall
3:30 PM - Trenyce
5:00 PM - Catfight
7:00 PM - Kimberley Locke
7:50 PM - Ultra Naté
8:40 PM - Martha Wash

2:00 PM - Betty Who
3:30 PM - Sushi Roll
6:15 PM - Exposé
9:00 PM - MAX

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

1:15 PM - Hello Weekend
3:15 PM - Girl Power Night
5:45 PM - Crystal Waters
7:00 PM - Ty Herndon
8:20 PM - Hank & Cupcakes

1:00 PM - Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
2:15 PM - Boy Band Review
4:15 PM - Kristine W
5:15 PM - Rod Tuffcurls
7:45 PM - 16 Candles

Jazz Stage @ Aldine

1:30 PM - Sam Fazio Quartet
3:30 PM - Lakeside Pride Strayhorns
5:30 PM - Feathered Beaus

1:30 PM - BMR4
3:30 PM - Joe Policastro Trio
5:30 PM - The Flat Cats

Hydrate Stage @ Cornelia

11:30 AM - DJ Laura Bee
1:00 PM - Market Days Drag Show
4:00 PM - DJ Laura B
5:30 PM - DJ Cajjmere Wray
7:30 PM - DJ Oscar Velazquez

11:30 AM - DJ Laura Bee
12:30 PM - Market Days Drag Show
3:30 PM - DJ Guy Scheiman
5:30 PM - DJ Toy Armada
7:30 PM - DJ Tom Stephan

How to Get There

Ride the CTA Red Line "L" to Addison or Brown Line to Belmont, exit and head east towards Halsted Street. For routes, directions and connections, call 312.836.7000 or visit

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About the Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

The Northalsted Business Alliance works diligently to maintain a safe and beautiful neighborhood for residents, business owners and visitors.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Still Have Logistics Questions?

Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Kassandra Ringer at 773-584-6612.

Vendor Opportunities

Scroll down to apply online (be sure to choose the correct form!).  Applying online is an easy and convenient way to participate in this event.  Paper applications are available at the very end.

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Paper Application:
Food/Food Truck/Artist/Merchant/Not-For-Profit