Clean out your giant plastic mugs, because the best weekend in Columbus begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Goodale Park.

Clean out your giant plastic mugs, because the best weekend in Columbus begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Goodale Park.

If you've ever been to ComFest, rest assured that your favorite fixtures will return. The festival founded in 1972 will include three days of live local music, a street fair full of artisan wares and a righteous wave of activism in action.

Don't worry: The beer tents, Fish Boat sandwiches and naked boobs will be there, too. (And, probably, that dude wearing the snake around his neck.)

Final sets are scheduled to start later than last year everywhere except the Jazz Stage, though last call will sound again at 10:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Trust us, you'll have plenty to hear, see, buy, learn and do.

We've included a full entertainment schedule, and music lovers on the Alive staff have highlighted performances each day to help you navigate a lineup loaded with local talent. There's also a list of after-party spots to hit once the lights in the park go dark.

It's your go-to guide for the greatest festival in town.

Happy ComFest.