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PHOTOS: Bloomington residents attend Pridefest to celebrate pride, community

<p>Drag performer Pat Yo Weave hosts a drag show at Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The festival returned to Kirkwood after taking place virtually in 2020.</p>

Drag performer Pat Yo Weave hosts a drag show at Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The festival returned to Kirkwood after taking place virtually in 2020.

Rainbow colored banners hang across Kirkwood Avenue during Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, in Bloomington. Ethan Moore
The crowd at Pridefest watches drag performer Arachna perform Aug. 28, 2021, during one of the event's two drag shows on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. Alex Paul
A Pridefest banner hangs over Kirkwood Avenue Aug. 28, 2021. Pridefest is an event put on annually by Bloomington PRIDE, a local nonprofit organization Ethan Moore
Attendees of Pridefest talk to a representative of the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition on Aug. 28, 2021, during Bloomington PRIDE's Pridefest event in downtown Bloomington. Vendors and different organizations set up booths along Kirkwood Avenue. Ashlyn Johnson
Freshman Cassidy Phillips and IUPUI student Ava Fisher roller skate in circles while holding hands Aug. 28, 2021, during Bloomington PRIDE's Pridefest event on Kirkwood Avenue. Phillips said they usually do not attend pride events but made an exception because they feel Pridefest is a family-oriented event. Ethan Moore
Parker Waltz, Andrew Wilson and Stephanie Saylor pose for a photo during Bloomington PRIDE's Pridefest event Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. Ashlyn Johnson
Wrestler Dan Hendrix amps up the crowd before attempting to take down his opponent Aug. 28, 2021 during Bloomington PRIDE's Pridefest event. The entertainment schedule included MPG wrestling, drag shows and karaoke. Ethan Moore
Danielle Foster and Ally Standfield talk to each other Aug. 28, 2021, during Pridefest on Kirkwood Avenue. Last year's event occurred virtually due to the pandemic. Ashlyn Johnson
Drag performer Arachna performs at Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The festival returned to Kirkwood Avenue after taking place virtually in 2020. Alex Paul
Drag performer Peter Von Teaser performs at Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The event was hosted by Bloomington PRIDE and featured two drag shows with local performers. Alex Paul
Drag performer Pat Yo Weave accepts a tip Aug. 28, 2021, while hosting one of two drag shows at Pridefest on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The festival returned to Kirkwood Avenue after taking place virtually in 2020. Alex Paul
Drag performer Arachna performs at Pridefest on Aug. 28, 2021, on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The event, hosted by Bloomington PRIDE, included two drag shows with local performers. Alex Paul
The crowd at Pridefest watches drag performer Arachna perform Aug. 28, 2021, during one of the event's two drag shows on Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The event was the first in-person pride festival since 2019. Alex Paul
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