Alleyfest Begins in Longview

One of Longview's top draws got underway today in an event that draws thousands of visitors each year. The 26th annual "Alleyfest" is opening its gates for the 3 day party in the downtown Longview area.

The event features arts and crafts, food, sporting events and of course live music every night. The Marshall Tucker band will headline the entertainment tonight. For organizers its a date everyone looks forward to year long.

Events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday including tournament basketball and volleyball.