Several streets will close in downtown Columbus in preparation for today’s Johnson-Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party Ever.

Fourth Street between Jackson and Franklin streets, and Washington Street between Third and Fifth streets, will close to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m. today and will remain closed until 3 a.m. Sunday. Although the streets will be closed, the businesses along those streets will be open.

The block party, a fundraiser for the Columbus Area Arts Council, is from 5:30 to 11 p.m. today.

Three stages will feature 12 bands playing a diverse variety of music. Food, beer, wine and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. A Kid’s Zone will provide child-friendly activities.

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Admission is $8 admission, although children 12 and younger are admitted free.