July 4th Columbus Ohio Area Community Events

Columbus, Ohio Doo Dah Parade
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The Fourth of July is anything but boring in the Columbus, Ohio area. Whether you're looking for fun family activities to fill up the day or seeking a patriotic parade to watch, there are many things to do around and beyond the city.

Annual Doo Dah Parade

Patriotic hilarity ensues as the annual Doo Dah Parade takes place on the 4th of July. As the organizers say on the website: "The Doo Dah Parade is about Freedom of Speech, through humor."

The day is filled with activities and music, but the main attraction is definitely the midday parade. People and politicians dress up to voice their opinions on all matters and things can get a little weird. 

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! Be sure to check the site for most updated calendar times.

Dublin Independence Day Celebration 

Dublin's annual Independence Day celebration features a concert by headliners such as Chicago, Joan Jett, and KC and The Sunshine Band. Who will be on stage this year? We must wait and see.

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 and the day ends with fireworks.

Columbus Zoo's Military Family Free Dayz

If you are an active or non-active member of the military, you can take your family to the Columbus Zoo for free during Fourth of July week. It is the zoo's way of saying 'thank you' for your service and give your family a great adventure to enjoy together.ther.

Movies by Moonlight

B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Popcorn) and take in Easton's outdoor summer movie series every week. From nostalgic family favorites to new kids movies you'll love to laugh with, Easton Town Square becomes a magical outdoor movie theater throughout the summer.

Sunbury Independence Day Flea Market

Maybe a little treasure hunting is how you'd like to spend the Fourth. If so, head to Sunbury Village Square for the annual flea market. Browse vendors, enjoy food and music, and stay around for the annual fireworks display at the high school.