Near perfect weather could lead to biggest and best Market Days yet

Fri. August 11, 2017 4:08 PM by News Staff

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Chicago, IL - Saturday and Sunday will see picture perfect weather, which could lead to the biggest and best Market Days ever.

The National Weather Service is calling for a rain-free weekend with sunny to partly sunny skies and comfortable high temperatures between 74 and 79 degrees.

"Pretty much nice weather for the whole weekend," Gino Izzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told

Nearly 300,000 people are expected to descend on Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for the Midwest's largest street festival featuring some of the best entertainment options all weekend.

With appearances by 10,000 Maniacs, Jody Watley, Big Freedia, Tiffany, Brian Justin Crum, Inaya Day and others, Market Days is set to deliver on its reputation as a must-attend festival.

Related: Market Days 2017 brings bevy of entertainment to Boystown this weekend

"To host one of the biggest and longest running festivals in Chicago in such a vibrant neighborhood, naturally draws people from all over the city, state, country and beyond," said Northalsted Business Alliance Executive Director Chad Honeycutt.

The 36th annual Northalsted Market Days festival, presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, takes place on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event runs down Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance. is a proud media sponsor. 

Related: Steve Grand takes the stage at Market Days on Saturday, Aug. 12

Market Days 2017 Schedule: Saturday, Aug. 12 | Sunday, Aug. 13