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.