Welcome, avid shoppers, foodies, and culture enthusiasts, to the grandest celebration of diversity, community, and creativity – Market Days Chicago 2023! As the anticipation builds and the excitement reverberates through the city, it’s time to mark your calendars for a sensational weekend that promises to be bigger, bolder, and more vibrant than ever before.

Market Days Chicago has long held the reputation of being one of the most captivating street festivals in the world. With each passing year, it brings together an awe-inspiring tapestry of individuals, each with their unique stories and backgrounds, to embrace and cherish the very essence of Chicago’s bustling spirit. Set amidst the heart of Northalsted, Chicago’s historic LGBTQ+ neighborhood, Market Days has flourished over the years to become a captivating extravaganza that transcends boundaries and fosters an all-inclusive atmosphere. Beyond the rainbow banners and shimmering decorations, this year’s Market Days promises an unparalleled celebration of diversity, love, and acceptance.

Taking Place on August 12th and 13th this year!

Click here for Market Days Lineup, Schedule, and all you need to know!

D.S Tequila

D.S Tequila is partying for four days straight for Market Days weekend! Tickets includes cover and VIP entry from Thursday to Sunday at D.S. Tequila Co. with parties each night and top DJs from Chicago to LA. Saturday and Sunday will feature our transformed “outdoor dance club” style patio area with tons of surprises & theme décor. Market Days Ultimate Patio Party!

Express entry all weekend! Due to capacity, there will be times they must hold a line. VIP wristband will get entry before GA wristband.

DJ Schedule

Thursday (10pm): Spencer Huff

Friday (10pm): Howie Doin

Saturday (Starting at 11am): Brady Prince, Diox, Matt Suave, DJ Zel, Ryan Kenney, Miss DJ Meg

Sunday (Starting at 11am): Martin, Lady D, Avi Sic, Miss Toto, Ca$h Era

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CRAM Fashion

CRAM is hosting a Market Days Kick-Off Party with Andrew Christian, on Thursday, August 10th! From 8 to 10 pm, enjoy sexy bartenders, complimentary cocktails, music, raffles, and more! 10% of the evening’s proceeds are being donated to THE AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO.

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Roscoe’s Tavern

Saturday, August 12th – Market Days? Oh no, honey. MARKET SLAYZ! Hosted by Kara Mel D’Ville! Featuring Courtney Act, Kennedy Davenport, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Salina EsTitties & Jax!

Purchase VIP Passes ON SALE HERE
•Photo Line Access
•Stage Front Early Access
•Cover included

Photo Line begins at 3:00 PM
Performances begin at 5:00 PM

Kit Kat Lounge

On Saturday, August 12th, and Sunday August 13th, Kit Kat Lounge is throwing a Luau Brunch in celebration of Market Days!

VIP Patio BRUNCH Saturday and Sunday with DJ MIKEYO and Kit Kat divas Shantell D’Marco, & Angelica.
🪑3 Seatings: 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:15 pm
🍸Ketel One Botanical cocktails, 🎧Live DJ sets, and💅 drag shows + free-flowing drinks and a full outdoor patio bar featuring 1800 tequila drinks.
🥃Bottomless Drink & Drag DINNER Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Kit Kat diva Kinley Preston.
🪑2 Seatings: 6 pm & 8 pm
Two-course dinner includes Caesar salad + choice of one dinner entrée.

Bottomless drinks include porn star martinis, bellinis, strawberry lemonade martinis, and rose white wine sangria.

✅All-inclusive: tax and gratuity are included.
⌛All packages are 2 hours.
🎟️Your ticket guarantees your seat(s). Seating arrangements are first come, first served.
👭Groups: please purchase the total number needed to reserve a table. Example: purchase of 10 tickets = reservations for a table of 10. For add-ons we will do our best to seat everyone together.

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Hydrate Nightclub

Hydrate is throwing Pure Imagination for Market Days! Join them Friday through Sunday for parties with DJs inside and outside.

Get Your Express Entry VIP Pass for Easy Access into Hydrate throughout the day and into the night before they sell out!

Indoor Line Up

Friday: Allison Nunes
Saturday: Dan Slater
Sunday: Ethan Cole & Karsten Sollors

Outdoor Line Up


12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Draglicious

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Jace M

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Joe Pacheco

7:30 pm – 10pm Danny Verde


12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Draglicious

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Sam Gee

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Jesus Montanez

7:30 pm – 10pm Special Guest TBA

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Scarlet has a lineup of back to back DJs from the morning until late at night!


11 am – 3 pm: Bryce Fersher

3 pm – 7 pm: Kirk

7 pm – 11 pm: Chico

11 pm – 3 am: Ca$h Era


11 am – 3 pm: Vlad

3 pm – 7 pm: Ca$h Era

7 pm – 11 pm: Kelvin Nicolas

11 pm – 2 am: Bryce Fersher


Sidetrack always has a stacked weekend lineup, and for Market Days they have truly outdone themselves.

Thursday: Get ready for the weekend with the Men’s Room Glow Party! From 9 pm till 2 am.

Friday: Opening at 1 pm! The rooftop will be playing party music all night. TGIF Show Tunes will be playing from 4 to 9 pm. Then, stay for the dance party until 2 am.

Saturday: Sidetrack is opening early at 11 am! Enjoy Drag and Games in the afternoon, and a dance party from 8 pm to 3 am.

Sunday: Sidetrack is opening at 11 am again! Special Show Tunes will be from 1 to 6 pm, and a Sunday Funday After Dark Dance Party will happen until 2 am.

Lark Chicago

Lark is ready for Market Days! Join them for their Drag extravaganza from 12 pm to 7 pm August 6th and 7th.

Also join in for the DJ Ricky Sixx dance party Saturday, August 6th 10 pm-1 am.

Graystone Tavern

Come to THE Market Days drag brunch with Chicago’s favorite drag bubbie! In true Merri fashion, she’s throwing her biggest show yet. We’ll have brand-new songs, dances, and games!

Doors open at 12p CST and the show will start at 12:30p CST! $12 per person.

This event is open to patrons under the age of 21. Please flag this in advance if that’s the case.

Experience live performances, games, and prizes while enjoying Graystone Tavern’s amazing Merriam-themed drink & food menu.

Drink Specials Include:

$20 bottomless mimosas

$20 Truly Vodka Seltzer Buckets

$5 Dreidel Bombs

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Skip the line and enjoy all three days of Market Days with the Charlie’s Chicago Fast Pass!

Get your Market Days Fast Pass for Charlie’s Chicago today and skip the line all three days! With this pass, you can skip the line and enter the bar immediately. You’ll also be able to re-enter the bar as many times as you want.

The Market Days Fast Pass is only $60 and is valid for all three days of the event. It’s the perfect way to make the most of your time at Market Days and avoid the crowds.

Call 773-871-8887 to order over the phone or purchase in person at Charlie’s Chicago.

Replay Lakeview

The Summer Bash is Replay’s new Market Days outdoor extravaganza and will feature its own bar, photobooth area, and a stage highlighting some of the best DJs and electrifying performers!

Skip the long lines and get in-and-out access to Replay Lakeview and the outdoor Summer Bash all day and all night with a VIP Pass. VIP includes cover and priority re-entry.



10PM – DJ X-Tasy


Stage Lineup:

2PM JDN – DJ Set

4PM WET N’ WILD – All Male Revue – Hosted by Boy J, featuring Faggedy Randy, Cotto X, Hunter Diamond, Mark Stephan, Mikel Andrew, and Marco


8PM SUMMER SIZZLER – Drag Show – Hosted by Serena Fiierce, featuring Kenya Black Dupree, Ruff N’ Stuff, Hctor Mtz, Allura, and Valeria Mendez

After Party (Inside):



Stage Lineup:


2 PM SPLISH SPLASH – Drag Show – Hosted by Debbie Fox, featuring Soraya Dash, Lilith Towers, Alexandrea Diamond, America Powers, and Synthetic



8PM THE SUMMER HEIST – Drag Show – Hosted by Robyn Banks Fiierce, featuring Kitty Banks, Angelíca Grace, Rachel Slurrz Stoole, Luv Ami-Stoole, and Utica Queen

After Party (Inside):


**All passes get you into the express line and priority over those without wristbands. Immediate access is not guaranteed. Subject to occupancy limits. 21+. Valid ID required. Replay may bar entry to underage guests and any guest that presents a danger or disturbance to the public or themselves.

SINGLE DAY VIP PASS: $40 ($45 at Door)


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Drew’s on Halsted

On Sunday, August 13th, Drew’s on Halsted invites you to Market Days Sunday Brunch! Your host will be none other than Miss Foozie. Enjoy bottomless mimosa brunch for just $55 a person (cash only!)

Make your reservation here.