Maxwell Street Market

Sundays, Free Admission

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COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, DCASE is taking necessary precautions for all its programs. For the latest updates on the response to COVID-19, please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Health's website,

Maxwell Street Market will remain closed going into 2021 and until further notice. We are closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and following state and local guidelines.


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.


Maxwell Street Market Slideshow

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.


Selling Tips

Selling Tips

Tips for successful selling at Maxwell Street Market.


Become a Vendor

Become a Vendor

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


Partnership Opportunities

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Promotional space, media exposure and sampling opportunities are available.


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Admission is FREE

800 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Office Hours: Fridays, 9am–4pm;
Sundays, 7am–2pm



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

CTA Transportation

Take CTA to the Clinton Blue Line station at W. Congress Pkwy. & S. Clinton St. For travel information, visit

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Additional Information

Presenting Sponsor:Humana


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