Danville celebrates 42nd annual Festival in Park

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All week, crews in Danville have been preparing for the big 42nd annual Festival in the Park this weekend.

Things kicked off today at 4 at Ballou Park.

The festival board, along with Danville Parks and Recreation plans all year for the big events.

The children's rides and sand castle artist is back!

New this year, a 200 foot water slide!

Leaders say it's the weekend that kicks off the summer in Danville by getting outdoors and enjoying the park with friends and family.

"There are a lot of events within this event. The heart chase will be down here on Saturday, the community agency fair on Saturday. There is a lot of people here, there is a lot of things going on here so it's definitely a community wide event," Danville Parks and Recreation Russell Carter said.

There are concerts tonight and tomorrow and also tomorrow night --- the color run!

Everyone is welcome, it is free to get in.

Events run through Sunday at 6.