Maxwell Street Market Celebrates Fall with a Day of the Dead Celebration on Sunday, October 28

October 1, 2018

Family-Friendly Activities Include a Mural Dedication, Traditional Arts and Crafts, Pumpkin Decorating, Live Music, Dancing and More

Christine Carrino, 312.744.0573


Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial® will continue to offer programming this fall at the historic Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.) with a special Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Sunday, October 28, from 10:30am to 2pm. The FREE event will celebrate both the Market’s 106th birthday and the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday combining ancient Aztec customs of remembering ancestors during “All Soul’s Day.”

At 10:30am, a mural titled Road to Paradise or Camino al Paraíso will be dedicated at 632. W. Roosevelt Rd. (the corner of Roosevelt Rd. and Desplaines St.). The mural created by Josue Aldana tells the story of the Maxwell Street Market and migrant workers with stylistic elements of Mexico’s surrealist folklore. The Día de los Muertos celebration will continue at 11am until 2pm with traditional programming for the entire family, including an ofrenda (altar) making workshop, live music featuring The Luna Blues Machine, DJ, pumpkin decorating and much more! For a complete schedule, visit

The Maxwell Street market will also celebrate its 106th Birthday throughout the day. The historic market was created by City ordinance on October 21, 1912. For more than a century, Maxwell Street was one of Chicago’s most unconventional businesses featuring bargains and bargaining with an international flavor.

As many of the Chicago City Markets and other farmers markets are completing their seasons at the end of October, the Maxwell Street Market remains open on Sundays from 7am to 3pm, offering an eclectic mix of foods and finds—from fresh produce, plus tools and tires, furniture/antiques, clothing, plants for the garden, rare finds and collectibles. The market is also renowned for the best, authentic Mexican- and Latin-style street food in Chicago, with favorites that include: tamales, banana leaf-wrapped tamales, tacos, quesadillas with fresh handmade corn tortillas, elotes and corn cakes.

Beginning in November, several local markets will move indoors to continue to offer residents fresh produce throughout the year. Green City Market will move to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 N. Cannon Dr. on Saturdays, 8am–1pm. The 61st Street Farmers Market at Experimental Station at 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. will move indoors on Saturdays, 9am–2pm, and the Logan Square Farmers Market will move to Emporium Arcade Bar at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Sundays, 10am–3pm.

Chicago City Markets take place in neighborhoods across the city from Lincoln Park to Roseland, downtown to Austin. Many markets serve communities with limited access to fresh produce and areas designated low-income, low-access by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year, most of the City of Chicago-managed market locations will accept LINK. For a complete list of Chicago City Markets open through November and year-round markets, visit For schedule of the October 28 Day of the Dead Celebration at Maxwell Street Market, visit and follow us on Facebook at Maxwell Street Market.

The Chicago City Markets  produces by the Chicago Department fo Cultural Affairs and Special Evens and sponsored by COUNTRY Financial®, 93XRT, CBS 2 Chicago, WLS 94.7FM, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Tribune.

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2018 Chicago City Markets

Please Note: Markets that have closed for the season are not included please visit for information on your neighborhood market



Maxwell Street Market (Year-round)

A Chicago Tradition of Bargains and Bargaining with and International Flavor

Desplaines St. & Taylor St., 7am–3pm


Logan Square Farmers Market (Year-round)

3107 W. Logan Blvd. through October 28, 10am–3pm

Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. starting November 4, 10am–3pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match



City Market at Federal Plaza

Adams St. & Dearborn Pkwy.

Through October 30, 7am–3pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


North Lawndale City Market

3419 W. Ogden Ave. (Chicago Police station parking lot)

Through October 9, 2:30–5:30pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match



Pullman City Market

11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Through October 31, 7am–1pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


Roseland City Market

200 W. 109th St.

Through October 24, 2–5pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match



City Market at Daley Plaza

The longest running farmers market in Chicago

50 W. Washington St.

Through October 25, 7am–3pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


Austin City Market

5900 W. Chicago Ave.

Through October 4, 2–7pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match



Green City Market - Lincoln Park (Year-round)

1817 N. Clark St. through October 27, 7am–1pm

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., starting November 3, 8am–1pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


61st Street Farmers Market (Year-round)

Experimental Station at 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

Moves indoors November 3, 9am–2pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


Division Street City Market

Division St. & Dearborn Pkwy.

Through October 27, 7 am–1pm

This market accepts Link/SNAP & Link Match


Lincoln Park City Market

700 W. Armitage Ave.

Through October 27, 7am–1pm


Printers Row City Market

700 S. Dearborn St.

Through October 27, 7am–1pm