Date: Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11
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 street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s hottest summer celebration, August 10-11, 2019.
The weekend long festival features an all day lineup of live music on 4 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!

Estimated attendance approaches 200,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow!

Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans 1/2 mile of North Halsted in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village – from Addison to Belmont.

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 downtown hotels and other lodging.

Biz Bash ranked Market Days® in the Chicago’s Top 100 Events of 2018.

Get Social!

Bud Light North Stage

2:00 PM - Sheila E.
4:45 PM - Deborah Cox
9:00 PM - Jake Shears

2:00 PM - Daya
4:45 PM - TBA
9:00 PM - Icona Pop

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

1:15 PM - Abba Salute
3:15 PM - Emily Blue
5:00 PM - Steve Grand
6:15 PM - Hello Weekend
8:30 PM - Catfight

1:00 PM - Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
2:30 PM - Abba Salute
4:15 PM - Brian Justin Crum
5:30 PM - Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press
8:00 PM - Sixteen Candles

Jazz Stage @ Aldine

1:00 PM - Molly Farrelly
3:00 PM - BMR4
5:00 PM - Meghan “Big Red” Murphy
7:00 PM - Feathered Beaus

1:00 PM - Kiki & D
3:00 PM - The Flat Cats
5:00 PM - Elaine Dame
7:00 PM - Lynne Jordan & The Shivers

Capital One Stage @ Cornelia

12:00 PM - DJ Laura B
1:00 PM - Drag Show
4:00 PM - DJ Laura B
5:30 PM - Anne Louise
7:30 PM - Dan Slater

12:00 PM - DJ Laura B
1:00 PM - Drag Show
3:30 PM - Joe Gauthreaux
5:30 PM - Cindel
7:30 PM - Nina Flowers

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 Audrey Strecker at 773-584-6650.

Vendor Opportunities

We are now accepting vendor applications for Northalsted Market Days®

Deadline to apply is July 5th, 2019!

To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:

General Vendor Applicants

Application Links

NORTHALSTED Business Alliance Member Applicants (ONLY)

Please note: the applications below may only be accessed using a password provided by the NORTHALSTED Business Alliance. Please send an email to to request a password. Once your membership has been verified, you will be able to proceed.

If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.