40th Annual Festival in the Park Kicks Off Friday

Danville, VA -Danville will kick off one of its biggest events on Friday. Festival in the Park will be held at Ballou Park, and will go on until Sunday afternoon. Crews have been setting up rides since Wednesday.In addition to rides for the kids, there will be arts and crafts, food, music, a health fair and a race.The festival is in its 40th year now. Organizers said it's become a long standing tradition for the community."I came to it every year growing up, it's been going on for a long time and there always excited when it's festival time. It's kind of the official kick-off to Spring," said Russell Carter, Danville Parks and Recreation Communication Specialist.Admission to Festival in the Park is free for all three days. The event starts Friday at 4 p.m.