Powell Festival provides 14 acres of family fun, said organizer Anna Steck. The two-day event runs 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26-27, at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.

Powell Festival provides 14 acres of family fun, said organizer Anna Steck. The two-day event runs 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26-27, at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.

The festival includes more than 200 vendors, live music, food, rides, games and arts and crafts. The celebration ends Saturday night with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

"The festival is an annual summertime celebration of community, family and the quality of life in Powell," said Steck, executive director of Historic Downtown Powell Inc. "Thirteen years ago it began as a community picnic; it's grown tremendously over the years."

Admission to the festival is free, as are many of the activities.

Those activities include Teen Scene, Toddle Zone, a family train ride, the Turtle Lady and her visiting animals, performances in the amphitheater and information booths from various civic and governmental organizations, including one with Powell Mayor Tom Counts.

Area professional sports teams are also providing fun activities, Steck said. "Kids can play street hockey at the Blue Jackets' booth and Tommy Hampton and Columbus Crew have the Crew Soccer Tour and inflatable."

At the Toddler Zone, fest-goers will find a family train ride and toddler-size inflatable climbing structures, along with other attractions.

The Teen Scene area includes a Free Zone and an Extreme Zone. The free area has four giant inflatable climbing structures and an eight-person cornhole challenge. The Extreme area costs $10 per day for unlimited play on five giant inflatable climbing structures.

Amphitheater performances on Friday include the Village Academy Varsity Jazz Band, Six Pack Theory and Arnett Howard & Friends. Saturday's performances include the OYAA Drill Team, Prestige Music Studios, Station Break, Miss Morgan Maranto, Outa Sync, Agent 99, Sarah Rutherford, and Hamburg Fireworks Celebration. Concessions -- a food court and beer garden -- will fill the Village Green parking lot.

Parking is free. South Liberty Street will be one-way traffic southbound, and angled parking will be available along the west side of the street. The city parking lot near the Powell cemetery, on Liberty Street, just north of the intersection of Liberty and Olentangy streets, also has free parking. Handicap parking is in the alley in front of the Village Green parking lot, Steck said.

For more information, visit the Web site www.visitpowell.com.