Market days return with music and dancing to celebrate LGBTQ pride


NORTHALSTED – Market days returned this weekend after a year-long absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds of people filled the streets of Northalsted to celebrate the festival, which turned into a celebration of LGBTQ pride.

The festival was not without controversy, as Howard Brown called for more coronavirus safety precautions. The event offered vaccinations and tests.

But the weekend was a very happy one, with people dancing, waving rainbow flags and fans, and buying from local vendors.

Photos of the event:

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People stroll during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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To The 9s performs at the Nissan Partners of Progress Stage on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People crowd during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance on the Avita Dance Stage during day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance on the Avita Dance Stage during day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People dance at the Avita Dance Stage during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People crowd during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People shop on the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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Mimi Phaivan, Catherine Park and Thanh Myhra pose for a photo on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance and sing at Sidetrack during day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance and stroll during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
Light shines on a disco ball during day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People stroll during the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People shop on the second day of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People dance near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People dance near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
A person waves a rainbow fan near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
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People dance near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.
Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago
People dance near the Belmont Stage during the Bambi-Banks-Coulee Soul Train on day two of the 39th Northalsted Market Days along North Halsted Street on August 7, 2021.

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