WEIRTON - The Renaissance Weirton Festival is currently taking place downtown in front of the Millsop Community Center.
The annual event, which will last throughout the day, includes a variety of food vendors, games, attractions and entertainment.
Entertainment for this year's event includes performances from the Weirton Woman's Club, NFI, Pat Heiserman, Izzy and Chris, the Anthony Thomas Band and the Martin Luther King Memorial Mass Choir.
A crowd gathered along Main Street, in front of the Millsop Community Center, for the start of today's Renaissance Weirton Festival. The event will continue throughout the day. -- Craig Howell
There also are pony rides, a basketball shootout and a cornhole tournament.
The festival is part of the city's Independence Day celebrations, which also included the annual holiday parade this morning and will conclude with a fireworks display tonight.