This one-day event began in 2015 and has grown into a three day, can't miss extravaganza in downtown Binghamton. It's the Luma Projections Arts Festival.

Luma is a festival founded by artists for artists and for everyone to enjoy and it's captured the hearts of Binghamton and beyond. It's happening Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th on five buildings in downtown Binghamton.

It's a night of sound and sight and it promises to be one of the biggest events in our area. You won't want to go home, in fact, you'll need a place to stay. You probably don't want to wait until the last minute, so let's help you now.

Here are a few places within walking distance:

Doubletree Hilton Binghamton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton. You not only have a room to stay in but they have a gift shop, fitness center, onsite restaurant and Jacuzzi or Spa. (607) 722-7575.

Holiday Inn Binghamton, 2 Hawley Street, Binghamton. They have an onsite restaurant and lounge, hair and nail salon along with a boutique. (607) 722-1212.

Grand Royale Hotel/Nuru Binghamton Downtown. 79 Collier, Binghamton. If you're from the area, you may know the "Grand Royale" as the hotel across the street from all the bars. It apparently has a new name now, "Nuru Binghamton Downtown." This historic hotel is close to everything including Luma. (607) 374-8240.

It's going to be a great three days in downtown Binghamton and if you stay at any of these hotels, you'll be able to walk to all of the Luma festivities. Go here to see the map and to find out more about our local Luma.

[via Luma Projection Arts Festival]