The annual Powell Festival will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
The festival is a free event, featuring family-friendly entertainment, food, activities for children and shopping.
The new “Local Beer & Wine Tasting Pavilion” in the Solar Shelter will feature local craft beer tastings from Ill Mannered Brewery and Restoration Brew Worx as well as wine tastings from The Powell Village Winery. Beer and wine tastings are $2 each.
The Mount Carmel Kids Zone will feature more than a dozen rides, games and activities for children. Interactive games include a mobile zip line, extreme trampoline, skid loader bounder, construction zone obstacle course and others. Wristbands are $10 per day per child.
A free kids’ area will include the Barnyard Experience presented by Comfort Xpress as well as games and activities from Recreations Outlet, the Powell Parks & Recreation Department and the Arnold Classic.
This year’s event will feature collection bins for People in Need Inc. of Delaware County. Guests are encouraged to drop off items, such as shampoo, laundry detergent, adult toothbrushes, cold cereal and nonperishable food items, at the entrances of the festival.
To conclude the festival, a fireworks show, presented by the BIA Parade of Homes, will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday.
The festival will take place in Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.
Guests are encouraged to use public parking lots and street parking spaces in downtown Powell, organizers say. Additional parking will be available in the Village Academy parking lot as well as along South Liberty Street.
South Liberty Street will be closed to northbound traffic from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday for parking. Bennett Parkway will serve as the detour.
More information, including a detailed schedule of events, list of marketplace vendors and FAQs can be found at http://festival.cityofpowell.us/.
Information for this story was provided by the city of Powell.