Duncan’s marquee summer festival gives people the chance to enjoy July a little early.

39 Days of July swings into action on Friday and brings plenty of music, food, activities and a parade to the downtown area.

Longevity John Faulkner speaks for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, the group organizing 39 Days of July.

Daily performances will be taking place at Charles Hoey Park and City Square. A full list of events can be found at cowichanfestival.com.