From: Friday, Aug 6th, 2021
To: Sunday, Aug 8th, 2021
Northalsted Market Days Chicago is the largest street festival in the Midwest!
The Northalsted Business Alliance hopes to host Market Days August 6-8, adding a Friday night edition, the first in its 38 year history. While vaccinations increase and the world begins to see some light in the pandemic fight, organizers are in full planning mode to produce the iconic event.
Famous for its vast array of national talent, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, Northalsted Market Days gathers a crowd of over 180,000 people from across the globe to celebrate in the open air on Chicago’s famous Halsted Street.
Where is Market Days Held
Market Days is Chicago’s most vibrant summer two day music festival and featuring over 100 Events. Market days has five different stages dotted across Chicago’s historic Northalsted/Lakeview district, on Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison.
Market Days Chicago runs from 11am – 10pm each day. The stages showcase the best in live entertainment and shows throughout the day and long into the evening. The 1/2 mile long festival also features 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!
In addition, for 2021 a night event will take place on the opening Friday.
Market Days Circuit Events
The party continues after with huge circuit events including:
How to get to Market Days
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.
Northalsted Gay District
The gaybourhood is home to the world’s only outdoor LGBTQ+ history museum as well as host to the iconic Chicago Pride Festival, one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in America. The district is is loved by locals and visitors alike for its gay-friendly establishments and hospitable Midwestern atmosphere.
Northalsted is one of the first recognized villages in the US – boasts a lively party scene thanks to the flourishing bar and restaurant district, with popular establishments such as Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club.
Where to stay?
Other hotels close to the main gay bars and clubs we recommend are:
Gay Map of Chicago
The area in Chicago with the most gay bars is Boys town offering over 20 bar, we have chosen hotels close to this area that have good revues on bookings.
Recommended Apartments in Chicago
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Market Days Chicago
Northalsted Market Days 2015 video/slideshow
Recommended Hotels in Chicago
The main gay village in Chicago is the world famous “Boystown”, one of the most most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. As well as offering the essential gay bars and clubbing experience, it also boasts great restaurants, quirky shops and a friendly vibe. Boystown is conveniently accessible by way of the Brown or Red Line, bus or a quick drive up Lake Shore Drive. We have selected gay-friendly hotels within easy walking distance of the village.
The Peninsula Chicago
5 Star, Luxury
Located along the Magnificent Mile, this Chicago hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel offers a full-service Asian-inspired spa, & spacious luxury guest rooms with city views.