Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012][/caption]Big crowds are expected in downtown Binghamton for the annual July Fest Celebration.

The summer event has been going on for a half-century. It runs from Friday through Sunday.

Court Street is closed to vehicular traffic between Water and Chenango streets.

July Fest features arts and crafts, music and plenty of food. It's organized by the Downtown Binghamton Business Association.

There'll be more space for people this year compared to the last event, which was held while the Court Street Gateway Project was underway.

Complete information about special activities, including schedules for a range of musical act, may be found at the July Fest website.