This weekend on Sunday, August 18th, Cortland will be celebrating their fourth annual PorchFest, featuring a variety of local bands and games for the whole family to enjoy.
The event is organized by several neighbors and musicians along with the help from the Cortland Youth Bureau. It will begin at noon and go until 6 p.m.
Bands will be performing on porches and driveways on the streets of Van Hoesen, Chestnut, Harrison, Joy and Hamlin.
These streets will therefore be closed for traffic during the festival, according to Molly Reagan, the event coordinator.
"It is basically a block party where we raise money for the Cortland Youth Bureau," said Reagan, coordinator of the event. "It is free to the public, but we do take free-will donations at the festival."
There will be a total of 37 local bands and acts throughout the event.
With the festival lasting a total of six hours, each band will have a 45 minute slot. Some of them might even be playing at the same time, but at different locations.
Here is a full schedule of all of the times and bands that will be performing throughout the event:
During the event, there will also be food vendors, such as the M&D Deli Central and the Cortland Crush Dog House along with an activity booth filled with fun games and crafts for kids of all ages.
"It is a really special day for the neighborhood," added Reagan. "It celebrates all that is wonderful about our community. One of the best parts about it, is seeing the growth of young musicians coming up through the ranks and having the opportunity to play in their community. It is just really special."
For more information, please visit the Cortland PorchFest page on Facebook.