Free admission at this three-day celebration

It's time to celebrate Independents' Day! The Columbus festival, which takes place Downtown at Gay Street and Pearl Alley, has expanded to three days for 2013.

Head to Independents' Day Sept. 20-22, where you'll find art, music (from more than 40 local bands!), eats from local food trucks, chalk art and more. Best of all, admission is free.

Visit Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To see a full schedule, visit

-Heather Weekley