The second Picktown Palooza was scheduled to be in full swing this week, with festivities starting July 11 and running through Saturday, July 14.
All details for the four-day event, including opportunities to purchase a four-day pass at a discounted price of $10 -- daily passes are $5 each for those 13-years-old and older -- are available at picktown-palooza.org. Admission is free for children 12 years old and younger.
This year's Palooza will be held at North Center Street and Town Square Drive. It is the site where the event was relocated last year after rains flooded Victory Park.
Free parking throughout the downtown area will be available during the Palooza. Parking locations include Sycamore Park, Victory Park, Pickerington City Hall, Heritage Elementary School, Pickerington High School Central, Ridgeview Junior High School, the visitors parking lot of PHS Central's Tiger Stadium and Epiphany Lutheran Church.
There also will be on-street parking on East and West Columbus Street, as well as North Center Street.
This year's Palooza is scheduled to feature a variety of activities, including daily carnival rides, a business showcase and a kids' corner for children ages 12 and younger.
There also will be a car and bike show at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North, from noon to 4:30 p.m. July 14. Entry information is available at the Palooza website.
Additionally, visitors can listen to live music performances from 12 local and regional bands each day.
Night Ranger and the Kentucky Headhunters will be the headliners July 13 and 14, respectively.
The full list of bands scheduled to appear also is available on the Palooza website, as is information about parking and what items visitors will be permitted to bring onto the grounds.