GET REGISTERED!
Each year, Independents' Day is comprised of various performers, vendors, food offerings and special features that make the event unique. If you are interested in participating in this year's festival in one of these categories, please fill out one of the registration forms we have created. Choose an icon and click to fill in your information.


REGISTER TO BE A PERFORMER.

REGISTER TO BE A VENDOR.

REGISTER TO BE FOOD VENDOR.

REGISTER TO ADD A FESTIVAL FEATURE.
VOLUNTEER
Independents' Day isn't anything without its great volunteer corps. Each year, dozens of people get involved by designing, planning, staffing, cleaning, pouring, and moving. From stage hands to beer pouring, trash collection to regististration, there are a ton of ways to get involved with the festival.

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER.
INDEPENDENTS' DAY VIDEO
Wondering what Independents' Day is all about? Check out this video by Josiah Weinhold to get an idea about what the festival is all about.

EVENT DETAILS

DATES + TIMES
Preview Event - Friday, September 19th
Saturday, September 20th, 11am to 11pm
Sunday, September 21st, 11am to 6pm

LOCATION
Intersection of Town St. and Lucas St. in East Franklinton
Columbus OH 43215

PARTICIPATING VENUES

400 West Rich Studios
Strongwater Food and Spirits
Columbus Idea Foundry
Land Grant Brewery
Rehab Tavern
ABOUT INDEPENDENTS' DAY

Independents' Day Mission
To celebrate and develop independent culture, commerce and creativity.

HOW WE CELEBRATE
showcasing talent
showing diversity
providing a forum
providing marketplace

WHAT WE CELEBRATE
music
art
performance
food
businesses
individuals
HOW WE DEVELOP
blending disciplines
building awareness
building customer base
motivating
challenging

SUPPORT
volunteers
donors
calls for entries
promotions
marketing

Independents' Day Organizing Team
Each year the event is led by a team of people dedicated to seeing this mission through.
Roles shift to help continue to bring new energy to the festival while veterans stay on to help provide stability to the new leaders.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shea Scott - 2014 Captain
Adam Brouillette - Chair/Visuals
Aaron Pitcock - Treasurer
Alex Hastie  - Legal 
Wolf Starr - Sponsorship
Michael S. Brown
Erin Corrigan
Alexis Perrone - Secretary
Andrew Dodson
LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jessica Kuhn - Volunteers
James Allison - Music
Esther Hall and Claire Jennings - Marketplace
Varun Ramanujam - Activities
Amee BellWanzo - Fashion
Shelley Mann - Food
Melissa Starker - Film
Jen Duane - Sustainability
Walker Crane - Graphics
Jackie Mantey - Dance
Jeff Baltes and Mark Lucas - Comedy

 

MEDIA

Press
http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2012/09/13/preview-independents-day.html
http://www.columbusunderground.com/photos-independents-day-2012
http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/blog/index.php/2012/09/13/independents-day-is-all-about-local/
http://614columbus.com/article/the-indie-city-5949/

Instagram
Follow us on Instagram
Hashtag your photos with #thisisindependent

Flickr
Check out images of Independents' Day on Flickr
Of course, we would love to see your pictures added to the mix.
Let us know if you have some good shots of the day.