Northalsted Market Days offers unique vendors, from local arts and crafts to craft food and drink and performances by national artists.
When: Saturday & Sunday, August 13-14, 2016, 11AM – 10PM
Where: Halsted between Belmont and Addison
Admission: $10 Donation helps keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful, and fun. Also benefiting from your donation is The Legacy Project, the worlds first outdoor museum, featuring LGBTQ icons throughout history, serving to tell their stories.
Divvy valet will be available Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 11:30am – 10:30pm at Wilton St & Belmont Ave.
Northalsted Market Days features national talent, unique vendors, local arts & crafts, and craft food & drink.
Northalsted Market Days is the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest. Famous for its vast array of national talent, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, Northalsted Market Days® gathers a crowd of over 180,000 people from across the globe to celebrate right here on Halsted Street.
Nissans Road to Equality Stage @ Roscoe
Belmont Stage Entertainment
The Legacy Project
THE LEGACY PROJECT was inspired the first time the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was shown at the National March on Washington for LGBT Civil Rights in 1987.
At that same March we celebrated the first “National Coming-Out Day” – October 11, 1987 – a day set aside to usher the truth about our lives out of the shadows.
Though numerous works of scholarship have uncovered the amazing contributions of the LGBT people who came before us, there is no easily accessible way for people outside our community, in general, and LGBT youth, in particular, to know and fully appreciate the degree to which we have helped shape the world we share.
In 1991 the City of Chicago instituted the only Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in the world to recognize the contributions of its LGBT citizens both to the city as a whole and the LGBT community.
Several years later Chicago once again chose to celebrate LGBT people by installing the first-of-its-kind “Rainbow Pylon” streetscape on North Halsted Street. The combination of Chicago’s annual Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame inductions and the 1998 dedication of the “Northalsted Corridor” as the nexus of the LGBT Community helped to crystallize the concept of THE LEGACY WALK.
The Legacy Walk recognizes the contributions of LGBT people from all over the world on public display in the heart of an international city that had opened its arms to its LGBT sons and daughters.
Fourteen years later the City of Chicago became an administrative co-sponsor of THE LEGACY WALK – crafting the legal structures that were needed to ensure this long-anticipated dream finally became a reality.
Thanks to hundreds of donors, volunteers and academics – and our plaque sponsors – the Inaugural Dedication of THE LEGACY WALK took place on October 11, 2012 – National Coming-Out Day – 25 years to the day it was first inspired.
THE LEGACY WALK is a dynamic outdoor LGBT history exhibit in the “Lakeview” neighborhood of Chicago. Presently, along the half mile of the North Halsted Street Corridor, between Belmont Avenue and Grace Street, ten (10) pairs of 25′-tall decorative “Rainbow Pylons” define the nexus of Chicago’s LGBT community. Affixed to the pylons are a series of bronze memorial plaques commemorating the life and work of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals whose achievements have helped shape the world.