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NIGHT MARKET

The Deets:

Our idyllic location at the Roosevelt Collection Shops is a picturesque place to enjoy an evening with friends & family and pets too. Support small businesses, engage with the community, and explore Chicago’s rich architectural history. 

Days: Thursdays (rain or shine)

Dates: June 13 - October 3, 2024

*NO Market July 4

Times: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:  Roosevelt Collection Shops, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

(Both indoors and outdoors)

2-hour Free Validated Parking

Pet Friendly - Bathrooms on site

Most vendors accept credit cards, some only cash

Night Market Venue

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To Be Announced

SOUTH LOOP, CHICAGO

 

Walk through Grant Park to visit Chicago’s Museum Campus — the Shedd AquariumAdler Planetarium, and the Field Museum — and the large grouping of giant legs. The huge sculpture gracing the park acros the street from South Loop Farmers Market will grab your attention.

Learn more about our Thursday market Neighborhood 

 

Night Market Venue

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The Thursday market venue is held in the vibrant Roosevelt Collection Shops, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. The market will be located both indoors and outdoors.

 

Discover the vibrant heart of Chicago’s South Loop at Roosevelt Collection Shops. Located at 150 W. Roosevelt Road, this open-air mixed-use development offers a curated mix of retailers, restaurants, and health and fitness options. Perfect for both residents and visitors, the lifestyle center boasts a central plaza with amenities like a play area, koi pond, and fire pits. Enjoy unrivaled skyline views and a serene green space at The Rooftop.

 

Shop

With over 326,000 square feet of retail space, shoppers have many options. Two levels of shops present a curated mix of national and local retailers including: Banana Republic, The Container Store, Fleet Feet Sports, H&M, LensCrafters, Old Navy, and Ulta Beauty. All shops reside within the walkable Roosevelt Collection complex, surrounded by restaurants, entertainment, and additional amenities.

 

Dine

Roosevelt Collection Shops welcomes a mix of national and local eateries, offering a taste of Chicago’s vibrant culinary scene throughout the day and night. Indulge in dynamic roasts at Chicago French Press, explore South African cuisine, Nando’s Peri-Peri,  and Wagyu House by The X Pot to savor Japanese Wagyu.

 

Entertainment & Events

Elevate your experience at Roosevelt Collection Shops with live music concerts, farmers’ markets, fitness classes, and more. Enjoy a unique cinematic adventure at Chicago Showplace Icon Theatre and explore local flavors on select days at the South Loop Farmers Market. The Roosevelt Collection Rooftop, a scenic urban oasis, offers exclusive booking opportunities for private events and special activations.

Night Market Vendors

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SLFM Night Market Vendors are a part of a vibrant, thriving community featuring thoughtfully curated small family farms, artists, makers, and a diverse range of high quality food businesses.

  • Be a part of a vibrant, thriving community that supports local farms and small businesses.

  • Enjoy access to the most nutrient dense, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables that travel a shorter distance and are grown with your well being & the environment in mind.

  • Purchase directly from a small business and help boost our local economy when we need it most! 

  • Shop unique specialty foods and fruits & vegetables that are not easily available.

  • Learn about new makers and our local food economy!

For a complete list of our Vendors Click Here

NIGHT MARKET PROGRAMMING AND ENTERTAINMENT

Night Market Kids Zone

SLFM is excited to announce our Night Market Kids Zone. This FREE, fun and engaging play space will be held indoors at the 150 West space every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm. Enjoy an awesome calendar of art, science and play activities curated by our friendly and professional staff. Kids Zone activities are designed for children ages 2-12 years old.

 

Please note, registration is required for each child entering the Kids Zone. The registration form can be completed in advance or in person at the market. **Space is limited, first come first serve** Registration Form.

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Coloring Station

Open Play - All Ages

Dates: Every Thursday

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Drawing and Coloring

Market Station

Open Play - All Ages

Dates: Every Thursday

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Puppets, Be a Vendor +

Art Station

Project Play - Ages 4-12

Dates: 7/18

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

​Imagination

Science Station

Project Play - Ages 5-12

Dates: 7/18

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Planting Seeds

Outdoor Plaza Playground

Open Play - All Ages

Dates: Every Thursday

Time: 4:00-8:00 PM

Jenga, Chess, Connect 4 +

Below is a list of the type of art and science projects the Kids Zone will explore throughout the market season. All supplies provided.

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.SCIENCE PROJECTS 

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Plant Biology: Planting Seeds + Handout: Gardening season is here! Learn about seed cycles and plant your own seeds. Transform recycled water bottles into seed starters and take home your own mini garden.

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Chemistry: Make Your Own Slime: Get ready for some slimy fun! Dive into the magic of chemistry as you learn the science behind slime and create your own gooey concoction.

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Physics in Motion: Balloon & Rubber Band Powered Cars: Explore the physics of motion! Learn how to build and race toy cars powered by balloons and rubber bands.

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Animals + Nature: Build Your Own Bird Feeder: Learn about the important role birds play in our ecosystems and build your own bird feeder to attract bird friends to your outdoor space.

ART PROJECTS

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Plant Biology + Art: Paint a Flower Pot: Unleash your inner garden artist! Decorate your own recycled flower pot + plant your first seed.

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CommUNITY Rock: Rock Painting: Join us in spreading positivity throughout your community with the power of art! Paint color rocks, then scatter them around your neighborhood for others to discover.

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Weaving: “Universe Eye” Weaving: (Learn how to create a "universe eye" using various weaving techniques.

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Fiber Arts: Weaving a Wall Hanging: Explore the art of weaving and learn how to create a woven wall hanging.

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Art: Light and Color in Art - Kaleidoscope: Make your very own kaleidoscope! Explore the magical patterns and optical illusions created by mirrors and colored beads.

Night Market Entertaiment
Kids Zone

Night Market Live Music

SLFM is excited to announce weekly Live Music at Night Market. Join us each week at the outdoor plaza for live music from 5:30-7:30 pm. This showcase of talent is a unique celebration of artistic expression including sounds of Brazilian, Jazz, and popular music. So grab some dinner at the market from a fantastic selection of ready to eat vendors and enjoy a picnic on the plaza lawn with friends and family. And the best part? It’s entirely free, all under the city lights and the summer sky. *More Artists to be Announced* 

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Dill Costa & Band

Brazilian Night

Dates: 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

The Mudcats

Dixieland Jazz Night

Dates: 6/20, 7/18, 8/22

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Adara Rae

Popular Singer Songwriter

Dates: 6/27, 8/29, 9/26, 10/3

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Quality Time Company

Sound Gallery & Alice Hall

Dates: 7/25

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

BrunchLox

DJ + Dancing

Dates: 8/15, 9/5

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

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Elijah Horton

Resident DJ

Dates: 6/13-10/3

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Live Music

Night Market Programming

Join Current Vibrations sound meditation facilitator, Jay Taylor for a series of 30-minute long immersive experiences on the rooftop during select market dates.  Lie back and relax as his singing bowls enter the landscape; you will be guided through some light breathing, easing you into a meditative state. Following the meditation, the instructor will share some final thoughts on the experience.

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Sound Meditation

Dates: Thursdays June 13, July 11 and August 1

Times: 5:30p, 6:15p and 7p (three 30-minute sessions)

Location: Outdoors on Rooftop at Roosevelt Collection Shops

Free: As space provides (You are welcome to bring your own mat or blanket, but nothing is required)

​Learn more about Jay and Current Vibrations: Click Here

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After completing a 10 year teaching career working with students with disabilities Jay transitioned into the world of sound meditation. Over the past 5 years he has facilitated nearly 2,000 meditation experiences using a variety of healing instruments including singing bowls, gongs, drums, rattles, flutes, electronics, and field recordings.  In 2020 Jay partnered with the Ahimsa Yoga Studios to co-found the Ahimsa School of Sound Healing of which he is the Director and curriculum creator. It is Jay’s mission to demystify meditation and support participants in not only reaching deep states of relaxation, but in developing a deeper connection to their own potential and intuition.​

 

The Ahimsa School of Sound Healing will also be a vendor at SLFM on sound mediation nights with offerings like; rattles, shakers, frame drums, ocean drums, bells, tuning forks, native flutes, metal singing bowls, and access to crystal bowls. The instruments are ethically sourced and accessible to all levels of skill and musical background regardless of how french horn went in the 4th grade!

Want More Sound Healing?

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South Loop Farmers Market is excited to welcome our community to three (3) Free Sound Healing immersive Sundays with Current Vibrations! 

 

Join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience on The Rooftop at Roosevelt Collection Shops. Let the soothing sounds wash over you and melt away the stress of the week. This in-person event is the perfect way to unwind and reset for the upcoming week. Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the healing power of sound. We can't wait to see you there!

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Sunday on The Rooftop

Jay Taylor

Dates: 6/23

Time: 5:30-6:45 PM

Free with Registration

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Sunday on The Rooftop

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Dates: 7/21

Time: 5:30-6:45 PM

Free with Registration

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Sunday on The Rooftop

Jay Taylor

Dates: 8/11

Time: 5:30-6:45 PM

Free with Registration

Programming

Our Other Weekly Market

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SLFM Printers Row 

Can't make it to Night Market on Thursday?

 

Join us on Saturdays at our Printers Row location at Printers Row Park, 632 S. Dearborn St. from 9a-1p, beginning May 18 through October 26.

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