© Christian Fischer

Market Days is the largest LGBT street festival in the Midwest since 1980. The event is known for the performances of numerous live acts on a total of four stages. Betty Who, MAX, Todrick Hall and Kristine W among others performed this year.

Illinois Office of Tourism also took the opportunity to present an art installation by Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman. The wooden sculpture reads #amazingforall. With this hashtag the state woos LGBT travellers from all over the world.

Our best photos from the Market Days can be found here:

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