• Boystown, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM US/Eastern
    Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 11:50 PM US/Eastern

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The largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s hottest summer celebration. THE HOST SAYS : "The annual Northalsted Market Days is a weekend long festival celebrating life & community in Chicago’s historic Boystown/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more! Estimated attendance exceeds 100,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow! Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village. In 2019, the city of Chicago went on to recognize the Boystown rainbow pylons/Legacy Project memorial as a historic landmark, honoring the LGBTQ+ community’s cultural legacy. 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."


  • Verified? The Host has NOT VERIFIED these details
  • Door Policy Open Door
  • Door closes at 11am
  • Cover or Donation TBD
  • Frequency Annual

The Crowd

  • Ages 18 and up
  • Racial Mix Mixed/ Interracial
  • Types of men Average Joe, Bear, Blue Collar, Burly, Hipsters, Jocks, Twink, White Collar/ Business Men
  • Average Size of Crowd >100,000

The Place

  • Vibe Friendly/Social
  • Venue Type Various
  • Lighting Varies

Getting In