Educators get their due recognition.

The 13th annual Ithaca Loves Teachers festival is expected to bring in more than 4,000 teachers from across the country. Local restaurants, wineries and retail stores are offering sales and discounts.

It's the perfect chance for teachers to get their own recess.

“It’s a tough time to be a teacher so we acknowledge that and we, and we celebrate them and we want to make them, we want them to know that we celebrate them and that they do a really great job and we are here, our community is here to support them,” said Director of Visitor’s experience Jodi LaPierre.

The Ithaca loves Teachers Festival runs through February 24th.