MAXWELL STREET MARKET IS A CHICAGO TRADITION, STEEPED IN HISTORY AND STOCKED WITH BARGAINS—AND SERIOUS EATS
Open-air flea market offers eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican/Latin street food in Chicago
This spring and summer, many FREE special events will make the market a must-see destination, starting with the Maxwell Street Market Summer Season Kickoff on Sunday, May 1 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. This day of family fun will include live Mariachi/Banda band musicians and performers, DJs and children activities. Stop by one of the authentic food vendor’s booth for a sampling of traditional Mexican, Filipino or American dishes. And shop for rare finds at the dozens of merchandise vendors.
Other events include live music (Blues, Jazz, R&B and more), DJ sets—and even workouts.
Additionally, the Market will offer Chicagoans a chance to sell their gently-used clothing, household items, furniture and more in a new, weekly Pop-Up Yard Sale. (Interested sellers should contact Maxwell Street Market at 312.745.7038 during these office hours: Wednesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 ft. x 10 ft. spaces are limited to availability, for $20.)
Following is the complete schedule of events.
Sunday, May 1, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Maxwell Street Market Summer Season Kickoff
Sunday, May 15, noon
Sunday, May 22, noon
Maxwell Street Blues Band
Sunday, May 29, noon
Sunday, June 5, noon
Sunday, June 12, noon
Elishema and Company
Sunday, June 19, noon
Sunday, July 10, noon
Sunday, July 17, noon
DJ Queen Bee
Sunday, July 24, noon
Sunday, July 31, noon
DJ Gene Hunt
Sunday, August 14, noon
‘Get Fit’ Zumba® Day
Sunday, August 21, noon
Sunday, August 28, noon
The Ken Davis Project
Maxwell Street Market is operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Located at 800 S. Desplaines St., the market is open year round on Sundays, 7 a.m – 3 p.m. Limited FREE parking is available on Desplaines from Harrison to Polk, and on Desplaines from Taylor to Roosevelt. The Market is also located near CTA bus and “L” lines; plan your trip at transitchicago.com. For the latest news and events, visit maxwellstreetmarket.us, like us on Facebook (Maxwell Street Market) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @ChicagoDCASE #MaxwellStreet.
Like markets? DCASE also operates the Chicago Farmers Markets, May–October, bringing over 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the city. For details, including market locations and dates, visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 United States