Maxwell Street Market

Every Sunday, Year-round • 7am-3pm • Free Admission

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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.

Maxwell Street Market takes 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 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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


Vendor Information

Vendor Information

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


Performance Application

Performance Application

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


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.


Partnership Opportunities

Partnership Opportunities

Promotional space, media exposure and sampling opportunities are available.


Information and Resources

    Maxwell Street Market    

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



  • Free Admission
  • Weekly: Every Sunday
  • 7am-3pm
  • Maxwell Street Market Office Hours: Fridays, 9am-5pm

Getting There

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


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