ITHACA, N.Y. — The 40th annual Ithaca Festival kicked off on Friday to celebrate the city’s creative energy and diversity.

Executive Director of the festival, Ben Greenberg, described Ithaca Fest as “a celebration of our unique culture and an opportunity for us all to get together to celebrate each other, our community, and this wonderful place we call home.” 

Here are a few photos from the parade on Friday evening, one of the biggest events of the festival. Stay tuned as more photo’s will be updated throughout the weekend.

All photo’s by The Ithaca Voice/Alyvia Covert.

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.