Pennsylvania delegates are still making their way to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention and they have plenty of time to get there because of the Labor Day holiday.
Official duties won't begin until Tuesday but something called Carolina Fest is providing a lot of fun for the delegates who are already there.
James Taylor was set to take the stage. Many believe he'll sing his hit "Carolina on my Mind." Delegates say the event was a great way to start the convention week and locals we spoke with are more than happy to host it.
"Charlotte is known for its street fairs. You know we don't have a Gulf of Mexico but they make things happen right here on trade and tryon," said North Carolina resident Laurie Beaty.
There are parades, vendors and food - three staples of a street fair but it's also a place where politics is front and center.
The DNC says it wanted to make the convention open to everyone.
"We're not part of the convention- a lot of our neighbors were concerned about traffic and parking and may not have made it -but we're glad we did and didn't have any trouble," said Beaty.
Shuttle buses have been dropping off members of the PA delegation like Walt Garvin, chairman of the Northampton County Democratic party, who spent the morning with members of the Hispanic and Black Caucuses.
"We're hoping that we can, in 64 days, keep this message going that will make a better - make their lives better," said Garvin. "Heaven knows the middle class is under assault."
In particular, he says he's focused on the health care debate and shares his personal tie to it.
"I've got a son who's 23. He can now stay on our plan. We pay for that but he's able to stay on the plan," said Garvin. "Find out what it means to you --just don't believe the hype."