The holiday weekend starts with a bang this year. Red, White and BOOM! is blasting its way through downtown Columbus with fireworks, vendors, food, live music and thousands of area residents. Everyone knows about the BOOM!, but what about the rest of the weekend? What to do after the biggest party of the weekend?
I'm glad you asked! I just so happen to have a list of the best fireworks displays in the Columbus area here. But, the Fourth of July holiday is not all about fireworks, it's about events that celebrate who we are as a community. Here are a few of my favorites:
Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages
Parade begins at 1 p.m.
11 a.m. - until!
On Buttles Avenue (Between High Street and Park Street) Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music, Games, Entertainment, Beer, Food, and Prizes.
Old-fashioned family activities make this event one of the best in Columbus. Set in a re-created 19th-century village activities include a Grand Procession, patriotic speeches, Muffins baseball, a concert by the Ohio Village Singers and a community dance. They will even have pie-eating contests!July 4
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$12/adult; $9/youth (6-12)
$10/Ohio Historical Society adult member; $7/Ohio Historical Society youth member (6-12)
FREE: 5 and under
1982 Velma Avenue
Parade Route: Corner of Morse and Karl Road, north on Karl road to East Dublin Granville Road (SR 161).
The parade will include military flyover, marching bands, police, fire representatives and float entries from the surrounding areas. The parade Grand Marshal is Frederick C. Peerenboom.
The parade is followed by the second annual car show at Columbus Square at the corner of SR 161 and Cleveland Avenue. Over 200 vintage cars are expected with proceeds benefiting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.
See a complete list here: July 4th Columbus Area Community Events