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.

 

City Markets

City Markets VendorChicago's City Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to over 20 neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Maxwell Street MarketThe 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.

Apply to be a vendor at Maxwell Street Market

 

 

 

Special Events

Neighboorhood Special EventThe 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.

 

 

 

Jumping Jack Program

Jumping Jack ProgramEach 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.

The 2023 application opens on Monday, April 17th.

Jumping Jack Program

The Jumping Jack is limited to Residential Block Parties within the city limits of Chicago.

Maxwell Street Market — Become a Vendor

Information on how to become a vendor at the Maxwell Street Market.