This Friday night is the annual Luma Festival in downtown Binghamton. It begins at 9 p.m. at Court Street and State Streets. If you haven't checked this thing out yet you don't know what you're missing. I went to the first one a few years ago and it was intense. The Luma Projection Arts Festival is free to attend. It uses projection mapping with animation to bring artwork to life on the front of buildings throughout downtown. A lot of it looks 3D even though you don't need 3D glasses.

According to the Luma website, last year 30,000 people came to see the event. You really will be blown away by this incredible show of originality. It's something that will entertain people of all ages.

Event parking will be available at the following locations; Government Plaza entrance on Isabel Street for $4, First Assembly of God, 255 Washington Street for $5, Water Street Parking Ramp for $5, Collier Street Surface Lot for $5, and parking will be free at Sons of Italy, on the corner of Hawley Street and Carroll Street.

As a side note the following streets will be closed and if cars are parked within the barricade areas on Friday they will be towed. Those streets include, Chenango Street between Henry Street and the roundabout, State Street between Henry Street and Hawley Street, Court Street between Water Street and Centenary Street, Washington Street between Court Street and Hawley Street, Collier Street between Hawley and Court Street, and Exchange Street between Hawley Street and the roundabout. Those streets will be closes August 31st at 6:30 until Friday September 1st. at 11:59 P.M.

Check out the video below of highlights from the last few years.