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Maxwell Street Market

Shopping, Markets and fairs Maxwell Street Market , West Loop Until Sunday September 26 2021
Maxwell Street Market
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Originally established in the late 1800s, the Maxwell Street Market brought vendors, musicians and cooks to an open-air flea market where shoppers could find just about anything they wanted. The market introduced the Maxwell Street Polish sausage, provided a venue for rising Chicago blues musicians and was immortalized in a scene in The Blues Brothers. These days, the market sets up on nearby Desplaines Street (between Roosevelt and Howard) every Sunday, where visitors will find vendors hawking their wares, an abundance of delicious Mexican food and ocassional performances by local bands and dance troupes. Don't let the cold or wet weather scare you away—the Maxwell Street Market takes place outdoors year-round.


Venue name: Maxwell Street Market
Address: 800 S Desplaines St
Transport: El: Red to Roosevelt, Blue to Clinton. Bus: 12, 18, 62.
Price: Free

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