Viewpoint: Support Flint Fest

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You don't have to go far from home.

Downtown Albany is hosting Flint Fest. It's an expansion of the International Festival held the last few years, and it's worth checking out.

It runs from noon to midnight this Saturday at Riverfront Park. Bands will perform throughout the day. There will also be an artist's village and performances highlighting international cultures.

The annual marathon and Mardi Gras street party have become hugely popular events each spring that draw tens of thousands of people downtown.

There's no reason why Flint Fest can't turn into an event just as many people look forward to each fall.

We're expecting beautiful fall weather this weekend. Downtown Albany has some new businesses to check out.

And Flint Fest will offer activities you don't get to enjoy every day, so we encourage you to head downtown with your family and enjoy our city.

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