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For the next several months (due to construction), Maxwell Street Market will take place on Desplaines from Polk to Taylor streets. REMINDER: There’s limited FREE parking on Desplaines from Harrison to Polk, and on Desplaines from Taylor to Roosevelt.


Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago Tradition, Steeped in History and Stocked with Bargains—and Serious Eats

Maxwell Street Market Slideshow

The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor. The market offers an eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in Chicago.



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South Loop
800 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60607




  • Free Admission
  • Weekly: Every Sunday
  • 7 am - 3 pm



Maxwell Street Market is located at 800 S. Desplaines St.


Metered street parking is available. Paid parking is also available at nearby UIC parking facilities.

Public Transportation

The market is located near CTA bus and “L” lines. Plan your trip at


Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system. For information and pricing, visit


An Eclectic Mix of Food and Merchandise • Every Sunday, Year-round


Maxwell Street Market Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Special events include live music, DJ sets—and even workouts.


Performance Application

Performance Application

Performers interested in performing at the Maxwell Street Market can download the performance application.


Partnership Opportunities

Partnership Opportunities

Promotional space, media exposure and sampling opportunities are available.




Vendor Information

Vendor Information

Information on how to become a vendor at 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.