August 2020*

3458 N Halsted St, Lakeview, Chicago, IL, United States

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pride
  • Festival

This August street festival is comparable to a much more low-key Pride fest, packed with a variety of boutique vendors, artisan foods and drinks, and a full schedule of live music and performers. North Halsted Market Days takes place in Lakeview, also known as Boystown, which won "Incomparable Gay Neighborhood" by Out Traveler in 2013.

The Northalsted Business Alliance works cooperatively to maintain a diverse, safe and thriving shopping and entertainment district. In 1980, a small group of retailers in a four-block area along Halsted Street joined forces to promote the street and improve business conditions.

Since its inception, the Northalsted Business Alliance has grown to represent more than 80 businesses along North Halsted Street from Barry Street to West Irving Park Road. The Alliance has been recognized by the media, the City of Chicago and local residents as a major force in the community, championing positive change and growth.