The lights were bright, but people’s spirits were brighter during the opening festivities of the 20th Annual Come Home to Chester Days.
Stores and galleries remained open late to welcome shoppers and visitors alike. Pedestrians crowded the sidewalks (and sometimes the street) outside of lighted windows.
Stores like The Local Beet offered free samples while other venues, like The Hammered Edge, held special sales.
A spoken word artist performed outside e o art lab, drawing an audience of appreciative listeners.
Light and music spilled out of various venues, while a live band performed on the steps of C+G Unparalleled Apparel (first floor) and C+G Posters and Prints (second floor).
While the streets were less busy by the end of the night, shoppers and visitors still crowded the venues sidewalks.