A three-day festival in Downtown Columbus

Photo courtesy Alexandra Kelley Fox

It's a three-day festival in Downtown Columbus: Independents' Day is back at the Gay Street and Pearl Alley Sept. 20-22. This weekend, the sixth annual Independents' Day will celebrate local music, art and more, sponsored by the Gateway Film Center.

You'll find more than 40 bands performing throughout the weekend, plus fashion, crafters and kids' activities. And did we mention eats from food trucks like Mikey's Late Night Slice and Freedom a la Cart? Admission is free and you can check out a full schedule at ThisIsIndependent.com.

-Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley