marche du printemps

Marche du Printemps

March 2-27 

Marche du Printemps is a featured spring event at The Chicago French Market! Rotating visiting artisans display and sell their unique gift items daily.

Modeled after our Marché de Noël French Christmas market, Marche du Printemps provides a fantastic atmosphere, unique shopping options and the opportunity to find something new to spruce up your wardrobe or home.

Artists will sell all types of jewelry, accessories, kid’s items and many more gift options. A variety of new menu items will be featured at The Chicago French Market during this time as well.


Lunch Hour Music with Piobagusfidil

Saturday, March 7 | 11 am – 2 pm

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we welcome, Piobagusfidil (piob agus fidil or pipes and fiddle).

Chicago-based musicians Patrick and Karen Cannady and Donald Terao will be playing traditional Irish music. Karen (fiddle), Patrick (uilleann pipes) and Donald (guitar) play traditional music they’ve picked up from Chicago’s community of Irish immigrant and Irish American musicians, old tune collections and archive of recorded music. They have traveled thousands of miles to learn from masters and spent countless hours honing and refining their sound, both at home and in the rough-and-tumble Chicago session scene. They are often found performing at folk festivals, regional and national traditional music events and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Wiggleworms Jeremy Babcock


Saturday, March 14 | Noon – 1 pm

The Chicago French Market hosts the second of 6 Wiggleworms® sessions being held at the market this year. The Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms® is a hands-on exploration of music lead by trained educators where children are encouraged to dance, sing, and explore the language of music.

This session is lead by instructor Jeremy Babcock of the Dreamtree Shakers. Jeremy hails from a small Indiana town where he grew to love music, theater and writing among other things. He has been playing guitar for years and writing songs for as long as he can remember. He is thrilled to be writing music for kids that do not discount their intelligence or taste. He hopes the adults of these kids also dig said tunes.

Ashton sisters


Saturday, March 21 | 11 am – 2 pm

Ashleigh Ashton is a 19 year-old, award-winning singer-songwriter. Her music has brought her to LA, NY, Nashville and Florida where she has played various festivals, including the Montauk Music Fest, Port Charlotte Florida Music Festival, and the last Cornerstone Festival, as well as many venues in her hometown of Chicago.

Ashleigh shares the stage with her sister Alexa, a four-year graduate of the prestigious Lincoln Way Guitar Studio. The girls share a natural sibling harmony and love of music. Ashleigh is currently working on material for her third EP, due out in 2015, with producers Joe Dillilo and Joshua Staar.

Bog Light

Lunch Hour Music with Bog Light

Saturday, March 28| 11 am – 2 pm

Bog Light is a musical group based in Chicago. The two founding members, Andrew Longaker and Kevin Lipa, were born and raised in Southern California. In 2012, both Kevin and Andrew relocated to Chicago, where they began searching for opportunities to hone their performance abilities and make contacts. Bog Light has grown to include two members more, Gustavo Cortinas and Kitt Lyles (drums and bass), forming the current quartet that is actively performing in the Chicago area.

Bog Light approaches music as a way to reach people and share the power of sound, and the feeling of jazz. Also seeking to educate through live performance, the group is always looking to connect with audiences.

Hop the Bunny Train - Easter


Saturday, April 4 | 11 am – 2 pm

Hop on the Bunny Train and take a ride around The Chicago French Market! Train rides are from 11-1:30pm for parents and kids. After your whirl around the market, stay for our Easter Egg Hunt which starts at 1:30pm.  Eggs will be located around the 31 different vendor stalls throughout the market. Each egg is filled with either candy or a toy surprise. There will also be an opportunity to meet and take photos with our very special guest, the Easter Bunny. All are welcome to this free event.