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.


Maxwell Street Market(click on image to enlarge)


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.


Special Events (Día de los Muertos Celebration pictured)

Special Events

Join us for special music, dance and family-friendly activities.


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.


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: Fridays, 9am–4pm;
Sundays, 7am–2pm



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

Photo Gallery

Supporting Information Facts

Additional Information

Presenting Sponsor:Humana


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