Clear your calendars for this weekend!

Clear your calendars for this weekend when the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival returns! This weekend-long party opens Friday, June 20 and runs through Sunday, June 22.

There will be five different stages featuring local, regional and national blues and jazz acts; lots and lots of great food; and a ton of family-fun activities and amusement rides (with a new vendor this year). Additionally, there will be fun children's programming on the Musical Discovery Zone stage on Saturday and Sunday.

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival hours are: Friday, June 20: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 21: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, June 22: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 general admission. Children 12 and under and members of the military (with their immediate family) are free (appropriate military ID required). Free admission on Sunday between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. is available for each person who donates at least one nonperishable food item to benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

For more information, visit creeksidebluesandjazz.com or call the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau at 614-418-9114.