When the Luma Festival was launched in Binghamton in 2015, organizers anticipated that they'd see a crowd of somewhere around 3,000 people. Instead, 30,000 people showed up and they've been showing up ever since.

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The Luma Festival has grown a cult following from locals and those from all around the northeast who come to Binghamton to witness downtown Binghamton buildings be turned into spectacular works of moving art through the only visual arts festival in the United States.

The fact that Binghamton is home to something like this is nothing short of special and what else is special is that despite all that's going on in the world these days, the Luma Festival will resume this fall. However, things will be a little bit different, a bit modified due to the pandemic.

Luma Festival is an all-ages-appropriate show and will take place on Friday, September 10, and Saturday, September, 11. The showtimes will be at 8:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. each night and each show will last an hour and 15 minutes. While the show is free, tickets will be required this year.

In an effort to control crowd size, Luma Festival organizers are requiring anyone wishing to attend to reserve a spot at one of the available sessions. To reserve a free ticket, you'll need to visit the Luma website.

You will only be able to reserve two tickets at a time and spots are first-come, first-serve. At the time of this publication, tickets are already unavailable for the Friday, September 10, 8:30 p.m. showtime so if you want to attend the Luma Festival this year, don't wait too long to reserve your spot.

Additionally, once you've filled out the ticket reservation form on the Luma website, you'll need to download the Fever app to validate and access your tickets.

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