Short North, Victorian + Italian Villages
Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Along High Street in the Short North Arts District
From the website:Sure, you can see politicians waving American flags in just about any run of the mill Independence Day parade. But politicians being required to poke fun at themselves and wear a funny hat? You'll have to go to the annual Doo Dah Parade to see that. The Doo Dah parade shows sarcasm at its finest and celebrates liberty and lunacy.
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
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$12/adult, $9 Senior, $5/youth (6-12)
FREE: 5 and under
1982 Velma Avenue
Parade at 10 a.m. begins at the Franklin County Fairgrounds proceeds down Main Street to Norwich Street to Cemetery Street and ends in the Kroger parking lot. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. - No alcohol is permitted on park grounds.
Roger Reynolds Municipal Park
3800 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Parade Route: Corner of Morse and Karl Road, north on Karl road to East Dublin Granville Road (SR 161).
The parade is followed by the second annual car show at Columbus Square at the corner of SR 161 and Cleveland Avenue.
8 a.m.-10:30 p.m
Dublin Coffman High School
6780 Coffman Rd., Dublin, 43017 800-245-8387
Military Family Free Day
Saturday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, 43065
Free admission to any active or retired military personnel and their immediate family.
B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Popcorn) and take in Easton's outdoor summer movie series every Tuesday. July 2nd's movie is The Lorax.July 2 - August 27
Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, 43219
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
On the Square in Sunbury