Time To Find Your Independents

Today is Independents’ Day on Gay Street in Columbus — when a slew of quirky, independent organizations, artists, and random people get together in the heart of downtown for some fun and frivolity.

Bright sunshine and perfect temperatures.  Clothing, jewelry, and crafts tents.  Beer.  Local bands and multiple performance stages.  Great food stands from local restaurants.  Locally written comics.  More beer.  A theater featuring movies and local comedians.  Ohio wine and the products of local distilleries.  Beer stands in the alley.  Food trucks.  Used record albums.  Beer.  Kids’ games, face-painting, and chalk art.  Lots of music in the air.  Hey, did I mention beer?

My favorite new venture is the “Dance if you Dare” area in the alley behind Gay Street.  Loud techno music was pulsing and a big cleared parking lot for dancing.  When I walked by, however, there weren’t any dancers — and I didn’t dare.

The Independents’ Day celebration goes on all day.  Stop by if you get a chance — it’s a fun event.

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