The first ever Utica Summer Fest kicks off Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
The three-day inaugural event will be 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday on Genesee Street in downtown Utica, near the Utica State Office Building.
The festival is free to attend, and it will include live music, street artists, food and beverages, kid zone activities and more.
From 2-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Genesee Street will be closed to regular traffic from Elizabeth Street to Blandina Street, and Devereux Street will be closed as well. Those streets will be pedestrian-only zones during festival hours.
For more information about Utica Summer Fest, visit uticasummerfest.com.