Zane Landing Park is full of activity on this holiday weekend.
Families and friends gathered to kick-off "Stars and Stripes on the River", which is a two-day event, and people were coming out for all kinds of reasons.
"So, we can listen to some music and have a good time, " says Zanesville resident Dylan Tucker.
"I don't think it's going to be our kind of music, but it seems like it's really family-oriented, " says resident Kim Mudgett.
"I'm eating french fried and a chicken sandwich, and I'm eating a chicken sandwich and an elephant ear, " say resident Ashley Goldsmith and Kim Frank.
"There's a little bit for everybody to do. They have the rides this year for the kids, " says resident Barb Wells.
But all agreed, the most important reason to come out was to spend time together. They say the event has become a tradition for them, which will conclude tomorrow night with fireworks.