Gahanna Blues & Jazz Festival

Every summer season I look forward to the City of Gahanna’s annual Blues & Jazz Festival. Many years ago, the location of the festival changed to the Creekside Plaza, which happens to be right outside of my office doors. It has been a pleasure since then to be a small part of Gahanna families’ Blues & Jazz Festival experience.

I have always been an avid supporter of our Gahanna community and this festival is a community event that I highly anticipate for several reasons. The main reason for my interest lies in the fact that there is something fun for all ages. The summer festival gives families from all over the Central Ohio area a chance to celebrate the season, the Gahanna community, and local small businesses.

My favorite memories at the Blues & Jazz Festival are the time spent with family and friends. Many years ago, my fondest memories came from afternoons spent listening to bands and trying all of the festival foods that are only acceptable to chow down on in the summertime. As my kids grew older, they looked forward to a night away from their parents to have fun being Gahanna ride warriors. Every night, they would promise to leave from the ride area in Veterans Memorial Park a little early to meet up with us. However, they never failed to continue riding until all the machine lights were dimmed. I think I speak for most families in the community when I say that some of my best memories come from seasonal events in Gahanna. The Blues & Jazz Festival is an event that brings together family and friends and never fails to give you a fun time.

The reason the Blues & Jazz Festival is so special is because it brings together the city of Gahanna in a way that can never be out grown. Year after year, the city puts on the event which allows you to run into familiar faces that you haven’t seen in years. Whether you’ve been craving an elephant ear, you spotted a cool band on one of the stage lineups, or your dying to try out the new Barrel & Boar restaurant, I highly recommend putting the Gahanna Blues & Jazz Festival on your weekend agenda. Bring your lawn chairs, bring your bug spray, and get ready for a fun time!

Here is a list of everything you will need to have an awesome time at the festival!

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The festival is this weekend, June 17-19.  For more information, head on over to the official website:

Comment below your favorite Gahanna Blues & Jazz Festival memory or activity.


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