Celebrate Columbus on Saturday, Sept. 15 during the fifth annual Independents' Day.

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Celebrate Columbus on Saturday, Sept. 15 during the fifth annual Independents' Day. The free Downtown Columbus festival (at Gay Street and Pearl Alley) is a day full of music, entertainment food and art. This year three dozen bands will perform, and there'll also be a craft alley, kids' area, food trucks and more. For some fashion fun, there are mini-makeovers from 2 to 5 p.m. The fest runs all day from 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Learn more at ThisIsIndependent.com. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley