The Mercado de Colores City Market in Chicago's LIttle Village neighborhood; July 2022.

Announcing 2023 Chicago City Markets—Providing Fresh

Presented by Humana, the market season kicks off May 11 at Daley Plaza

Produce, Chicago-Made Products, Rare Finds and More

CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the 2023 summer season of Chicago City Markets. Presented by Humana, the Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at Chicago’s longest running farmers market on Daley Plaza and a dozen more community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago. The historic Maxwell Street Market returns to its home at 800 S. Desplaines St. every Sunday from May through October in alignment with the Chicago City Market schedule. A complete list of city-run markets, dates and times are listed below and at

“Chicago City Markets provide access to fresh and healthy food to residents across dozens of neighborhoods, support local vendors and farmers, and offer some of the best street food in the city,” shared DCASE Commissioner Erin Harkey.

The Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.) is a Chicago tradition celebrating and supporting cultural diversity and entrepreneurism for more than 100 years. This year, the historic market returns from May 28 through October 29, every Sunday from 9am – 3pm with an eclectic mix of foods and finds—including fresh produce, authentic street food, furniture, clothing, tools, garden plants, collectibles and rare finds. Vendor applications for Maxwell Street Market are now open; visit for more information.

The official kickoff of the Chicago City Markets summer season will take place on Thursday, May 11 at the Daley Plaza City Market. Programming info to be shared in the coming weeks.   

Chicago City Markets take place in neighborhoods across the city from Division Street to Roseland, downtown to Austin. Many markets serve communities with limited access to fresh produce and areas designated low-income, low-access by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For a complete list of all Chicago City Markets, visit Join the conversation on Facebook at Chicago City Markets, on Instagram @ChicagoCityMarkets and on Twitter @ChicagoDCASE (#ChicagoCityMarkets).

The Chicago City Markets are presented by Humana, produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

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