Maxwell Street Market

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We are history…we are Chicago. Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship and provide opportunities for small businesses, including farmers, artists, makers, restaurateurs and re-sellers, as we have been doing since 1912. 

The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition with an eclectic mix of handmade crafts, resale housewares and clothing, live music, family fun and some of the best street food in Chicago. You never know what you’re going to find! Stop by!

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when planning your visit to the Maxwell Street Market.

Maxwell Street Market History (Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune historical photo)


For about 100 years, Maxwell Street was one of Chicago’s most unconventional business—and residential—districts.

Become a Vendor

Become a Vendor

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

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Promotional space, media exposure and sampling opportunities are available.

Stay Connected

Visit us:Maxwell Street Market

Admission is FREE

800 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Office Hours during Market season for Vendor business:
Fridays, 9am–4pm; Sundays, 7am–2pm

Maxwell Street Market Google Map

 Maxwell Street Market Google Map


Limited free parking available on Desplaines from Harrison to Polk and from Taylor to Roosevelt.

Public Transportation:


Take CTA to the Clinton Blue Line station at W. Congress Pkwy. and S. Clinton St.

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit