Set-up and preparations have begun in downtown Binghamton for the 57th Annual July Fest presented by the Downtown Binghamton Business Association which runs Friday through Sunday, July 5 through 7.  Entertainment  will focus on a portable sound stage that will be positioned as in past years at the intersection of Court and State Streets.  Booths, vendors and displays will be set-up on Court Street from the Courthouse to Water Street near Boscov's.

This (July 4th) afternoon some of the tents are already up and State Street from near Court Street to Hawley Street is blocked off from through traffic.  Those looking to use that section of State Street and Court Street will be detoured past the intersection.

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M & T Bank is the presenting sponsor.  Entertainment begins at 11:00 AM on Friday with the Binghamton High School Juice Blenders Steel Drum Band.  Numerous groups will entertain on the big sound stage through Sunday afternoon.  Popular local group Splash performs Friday at 8:00 PM.  On Saturday evening the BlackLites R & B Show Band returns to entertain.

Performance times and additional information can be found at:

www.julyfestbinghamton.com

There is no admission charge to attend.  Free parking is again being offered in city parking ramps.