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July 4th: Columbus Ohio Area Community Events

2013 listing of Columbus-area parades, concerts and more!

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July 4th: Columbus Ohio Area Community Events
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28th Annual Doo Dah Parade

July 4
Short North, Victorian + Italian Villages
Parade Party
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.

Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration

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
Ohio Village
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
800.686.6124

Hilliard Ohio July 4th Celebration

Carnival rides start for the event on July 4th and culminates with a parade, live entertainment, food and fireworks display.

July 4
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.
Hilliard, 43026

Annual Northland Community Fourth of July Parade

July 4
11 a.m.
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.

Independence Day Celebration "Color My World… Red, White and Blue"

The Dublin's 2013 Independence Day celebration features a free concert by Chicago! Events begin at 8 a.m. with the annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby, followed by a parade at 11 a.m. that marches through Dublin's Historic District. There will also be live music all evening ending with fireworks!

July 4
8 a.m.-10:30 p.m
FREE
Dublin Coffman High School
6780 Coffman Rd., Dublin, 43017 800-245-8387

Military Family Free Day
July 1-7
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.
614-645-3550, 800-666-5397

Movies by Moonlight

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
Tuesdays Dusk.
Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, 43219
614-337-2200

Independence Day Flea Market

July 4
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$1
On the Square in Sunbury
740-965-2860

Don't forget to check our Red, White and BOOM! activities schedule and our listing of Fourth of July fireworks dates and times in communities throughout Central Ohio.

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