City Markets and Neighborhood Programs
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) administers several programs geared toward supporting Chicago's various communities. The DCASE Permits Team provides assistance in obtaining the necessary food and liquor vending permits, street closures, and required special permitting for outdoor events to operate safely. Other neighborhood services include the Jumping Jack Program. DCASE also organizes Chicago's City Markets and administers the long-running Maxwell Street Market.
Chicago's City Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to over 20 neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.
The Maxwell Street Market is an open air market located in the near west side of Chicago, where you can find bargains and vendors bargaining with an international flavor.
Each year, the Jumping Jack Program delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is available for FREE and runs from Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, September 3, 2023.