The annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival is well-known as a top-notch event for music lovers. But it's also a great spot for family fun.

The 18th annual event will be held June 17-19 in Creekside Park, 117 Mill St., Gahanna 43230. In addition to three days of music, visitors also can browse numerous food and beverage vendors and retailers.

For families, in addition to a chance to broaden children's musical horizons, there are free crafts, games and activities in the Family Fun Zone, located in Veterans Memorial Park. The Musical Discovery Zone has free hands-on activities, such as playing and making musical instruments, and a chance to meet members of Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Blues Alliance. Admission to the Family Fun Zone is free, but there is a fee for the inflatables and amusement rides.

For more information, including the schedule of events and ticket prices, go to creeksidebluesandjazz.com. Admission is free for children under age 12.