The Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association (TAMA) kicked off its second annual Summerfest on Saturday with music, art, fashion and plenty of fun.
Off and on showers seemed to have kept many of the festival's potential attendees at bay. But for those that braved the rain, there seemed to be little regrets.
The festival is a way for merchants in the area to showcase their businesses and products with residents, while also create an active, pedestrian-friendly, public space.
Aikido, bike maintenance classes, discounts, dance, music, food, art, clothing drive, mural painting, yoga, children's book reading, poetry, fashion shows, prizes and a live Internet broadcast of where just some of the many activities on hand Saturday.
The second and final day of the festival will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tompkins Avenue, between Hancock and Putnam.