With promises of "more puppets, more music," this weekend the SoNo Arts Festival returns to Norwalk for a 38th year.
"It's a nice sneak peak of what goes on in South Norwalk on a daily basis," says festival co-organizer Derek Signore.
"It's a huge celebration of the arts," says Becki Christopherson, director of the Talent Education Suzuki School. "It's a cornerstone of the arts and culture scene in Norwalk."
The festival brings art and music throughout the streets of South Norwalk.
Signore says this year's music lineup is well rounded, including the likes of the B.R.Y.A.C Funk All Stars, Consider the Source, and "local heavy hitters."
"We want to give people music they haven't heard before and, hopefully, something they'll go home and want to follow, as well," he says.
Christopherson says the festival gives people an opportunity to interact with music and art.
"We wanted to make it one big event, make it flow one to another," Signore says.
The festival runs through Sunday. The final day marks the signature event -- the annual puppet parade at 1 p.m.
"It's an annual tradition that gets bigger every year," Signore says.
Festival goers have the opportunity to create puppets to be featured in the Sunday parade.
The festival continues Saturday to 6 p.m., and starts up again at 10 a.m. Sunday.