Northalsted Market Days: 2013 - 2019

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - The 39th annual Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest's largest street festival, was originally scheduled for this weekend, Aug. 8 and 9, but was canceled in June due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The two-day fest has featured entertainment from Aaron Carter, Betty Who, Big Freedia, David Hernandez, Daya, Deborah Cox, Icona Pop, Jake Shears, Macy Gray, Neon Trees, Steve Grand, Todrick Hall, Ty Herndon and more. 

The event organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance draws nearly 100,000 people to the Boystown neighborhood each year.

The pandemic has prompted the cancellation or postponement of major summer events, including Pride in the Park, Chicago Pride Fest, the famed Chicago Pride Parade, Lollapolloza and a number of other activities throughout the city.

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