Maxwell Street Market Día de los Muertos / Halloween Celebration

Sunday, October 29, 2023

800 S. Desplaines St.
9am–3pm • FREE Admission

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Come celebrate Day of the Dead!

The annual Día de los Muertos event at the legendary Maxwell Street Market, presented by Humana. The activity filled day will feature live music from Sonorama; art fun with Somos Arte including a Día de los Muertos craft workshop, photo booth, face painting and community ofrenda. Other activities include family photographs by the Family Portrait Project with William Estrada and pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins will be available courtesy of Dotson’s Farm. The event will also feature family fun activities including games and inflatables. Alcohol service will also be available.

The Chicago Vintage Festival joins the historic Maxwell Street Market for a not to be missed shopping experience. Guests will encounter over 50 vendors selling vintage and handmade goods. Chicago Vintage Festival will be offering free tote bags for the first 100 attendees. Early arrival is suggested.

This annual Día de los Muertos celebration will commemorate the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday combining ancient Aztec customs of remembering ancestors during “All Soul’s Day.” Costumes are welcome.


Live Music Performance

  • 10am-2pm – Sonorama


Arts Activities (starting at 10am and until supplies last)

  • Community Ofrenda, Dia de los Muertos craft workshops, Pumpkin decorating, Photo booth and Face painting by Somos Arte
  • Family Portraits by William Estrada
  • Pumpkins courtesy of Dotson’s Farm


Family Fun Area

  • Games and inflatables


Chicago Vintage Festival

Chicago Vintage Festival