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332 E. 51st St.




Sat, Oct 14: 12pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Michael Beavers, Jared James, Sharon Samuels, James Silvestro, Darin Triplett, 2014-2020



Boxville is Chicago's first shipping container market. What began in 2014 with one repurposed shipping container offering seasonal bike repair on a vacant lot at 51st Street and the CTA Green Line, has grown into a colorful collection of 22 containers offering an assortment of delicious food, local crafts, and a range of wellness products produced by local entrepreneurs within a fun and music-filled marketplace. Boxville received the inaugural MacArthur Foundation Placemaking Award in 2019 for its role in transforming 51st Street, and it continues to grow today.

Boxville, Chicago’s first shipping container market will have a special OHC market featuring our favorite South Side businesses and performers. Special features include the Lyrics & Lemonade open mic on Saturday, hosted by Binkey and live musical performances on Sunday by Jamiah Rogers and Delivery Point Band. A Bronzeville historical scavenger hunt will take place on both days. Enjoy live music, food, local vendors, family fun, games and more!

Visitor Experience

Visitors will experience all of Boxville's active enterprises and "pop-up" vendors, as well as participate in some "inside-the-box" tours of shipping containers being converted to retail stores.