Northalsted Market Days
Held in August during the stickiest dogs days of summer, this Boys Town celebration is the largest and liveliest of the city’s summer street festivals. Running up Halsted from Belmont to Addison, the festival features a little bit of the usual (hippie-like jewelry and crafts, food, beer) and a lot of the unusual (topless lesbians dancing, for example). Despite the predominant gay and lesbian slant of the festival, the Market Days are completely hetero-friendly.
Best of Chicago 2002