Randolph Street Market Festival returns this weekend

Randolph Street Market Festival
Randolph Street Market Festival

Chicago’s most beloved vintage treasure hunt and summer soiree returns to where it all began. Randolph Street Market Festival features 175 vendors from across North America, live music, food vendors and more on Randolph Street.

Touted as a “mecca of cool,” the iconic Randolph Street Market Festival will make its highly-anticipated return to the bustling West Loop where the world-famous event first began at 1341 W. Randolph for its 19th season Saturday, July 30 – Sunday, July 31 from 10 am – 5 pm.

After a hiatus due to restrictions on large gatherings, the European flea-market style experience and mid-Summer extravaganza returns home to bring together 175 of the top independent vendors, makers and designers from across North America. The premier destination for one of a kind finds, the Randolph Street Market Festival offers an ultra-curated, high-quality selection of antiques, vintage and modern goods ranging from fashion to art, jewelry, décor, retro home furnishings, global goods and more. Treasure hunters and entertainment-seekers alike will be delighted by the continuous lineup of live musical acts, unique food vendors, fun cocktails and more to enjoy throughout the weekend. 

Tickets are on sale now with early bird pricing and a variety of packages and specials.

Attendees of all ages will have the chance to shop Vintage Chanel, scout the perfect add to their art collection, hunt for a 1930s antique bar set, discover handmade fair-trade treasures from around the globe, score mint-condition albums from icons of centuries past and more all weekend long. A sampling of the 175 featured vendors this season include:

  • Sugar Sequin Vintage – Vintage Juicy Couture, Chanel, and Moschino Couture
  • Global Attic & Naperville African Village – African Art, Artifacts & Textiles 
  • Atlantic Poster – Rock N’ Roll & Movie Star Glossy’s and Posters 
  • Krava Galleries – Vintage Cowboy Hats & Paintings 
  • Bartholomew’s Brilliant Boxes – Steampunk & Robot Lighting 
  • This Old Book – Rare Novels and Coffee Table Books 
  • The Piggy Kitchen (as featured on the Food Network’s Julia Child Challenge – Winner 2022) – Vintage French Copper Cookware
  • Conservatory Vintage + Vinyl: Vintage Vinyl 
  • Poems While You Wait – Bespoke Poetry on Vintage Typewriter 
  • Tarkington Antiques – Mid-Century Modern Home Goods 
  • Spotted Horse Collectibles – Vintage Quilts 
  • Gin-For’s Oddities – Rookwood Pottery 
  • Hija di Nada – One of a Kind Hand Blocked Hats, Knitwear & Accessories 

The festival will feature a variety of savory and sweet treats as well as unique cocktails to enjoy including everything from Lobster Rolls provided by The Happy Lobster to Gourmet Chicago Cheesecake courtesy of Chicago Schweet Cheesecake. The Market Bar will be buzzing with Candi’s Bloody Mary’s for shoppers to enjoy.

A haven for entertainment lovers, the Randolph Street Market Festival will feature a range of top musical acts, from Jazz, Rockabilly, and Salsa, to 80’s Hits, Country Western and the sweet sounds of everyone’s favorite tune spinners, DJ Crate Digga HasH all weekend long. 

The full musical lineup is as follows:

Saturday, July 30 

  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ Mike House (Building Ballroom)
  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ Crate Digga HasH (Building Lower Hall)
  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ TigsB (Outside)
  • 10 am – 5 pm: Poems While You Wait (Sally’s Cabana)
  • 10 am – 11:30 am: Jenny James & The Flames (Outside Mainstage)
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: The 80’s Babies (Outside Mainstage)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Contrabanda (Outside Mainstage)
  • 3:30 pm – 5 pm: The Corsairs (Outside Mainstage)

Sunday, July 31 

  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ Mike House (Building Ballroom)
  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ Crate Digga HasH (Building Lower Hall)
  • 10 am – 5 pm: DJ TigsB (Outside)
  • 10 am – 12 pm: Tony Morrison Jazz Quintet (Outside Mainstage)
  • 12 pm – 3 pm: Joe Wortell & The Natural Law (Outside Mainstage)
  • 3 pm – 5 pm: Low Reen and Maxwell Street Blues Band (Outside Mainstage)

A rain or shine event, the festival will take place both out and indoors, offering visitors a chance to beat the heat and continue the fun with a massive air-conditioned indoor portion featuring market vendors, Andi’s Sunflower Café for delectable signature drinks including their Bananas Foster Latte and more. New this year, festival-goers will have access to a huge on-site parking garage within the secure, fully-enclosed market for added convenience.

The Randolph Street Market Festival will be open Saturday, July 30 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, July 31 from 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets are on sale now with an early bird pricing of $10 ($15 at the gate), plus a range of exclusive packages perfect for groups and families featuring merch, food and beverage offerings as well as special entry rates for seniors, military personnel, students and first responders. Children under the age of 12 are free. The Market will also be offering an “Early Buy” ticket this year for $25, which allows entry an hour before open at 9 am, with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.

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