The long-running "Party with a Purpose" offers up a little bit of something for everyone, with a musical lineup that ranges from folk to jazz, reggae to hard rock, and indie to heavy metal (we tend to log plenty of time at the indie-rock leaning Off Ramp stage). The fest also offers up some primo people-watching, and the admission, as always, remains free for all.

The long-running "Party with a Purpose" offers up a little bit of something for everyone, with a musical lineup that ranges from folk to jazz, reggae to hard rock, and indie to heavy metal (we tend to log plenty of time at the indie-rock leaning Off Ramp stage). The fest also offers up some primo people-watching, and the admission, as always, remains free for all.

Runners-up: Dublin Irish Festival, Columbus Arts Festival

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