The Doo Dah Parade - Columbus, OH


In Columbus, OH  ~ Short North Arts District 

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Doo Dah Parade

July 4th, 2020

Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH 43215 

The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade



Short North, Columbus OH since 1984! 


Celebrate the Liberty & Lunacy of Freedom of Speech, through Humor at the Annual Doo Dah Parade


on Saturday, July 4th, 2020, at 1 pm. Line-up @ Noon. Rain Date (July 3rd)

Please feel free to sing out the National Anthem at 1pm!


Free Live Music Block Party 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. @ High & Buttles (from High to Park St)

 No Entry Fee!  Just Show Up!

“Best Political Satire Parade West of the White House!”




UnOfficial Official Doo Dah Parade Block Party 

w/Live Music @ High & Buttles (26 Buttles Av)

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Food & Music & Beer

Free entry! 

World Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Buster Douglas!
2017 Less-Than-Grand Marshal.


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2020:


Grandma Joy & Grandson Brad Ryan 

Grandma Joy & Brad Ryan's Journey


2020 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:


37th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!
Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor.
The Craziest Parade in History! 
Parade Line-up begins @ noon (but we can't help it that people show up around 11am)
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops,
Feel free to sing out the National Anthem!
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
 Block Party
ON Buttles Avenue at High Street 
(26 Buttles Ave)
July 4th, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Live Music ALL DAY!
Beer, Bands, Fun Stuff & More ~ All Day!
Free Entry to All!
Support the Bars, Restaurants and merchants on July 4th and everyday
(especially our Doo Dah Contributors!)
Parade your stuff around Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages & Harrison West

The Doo Dah Parade.
1:00 p.m.ish – 3:00 p.m.ish
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops,
please feel free to join in on the 52 part harmony singing of the National Anthem!
It’s Free!
Bring a chair or blanket
Leave the water guns & water balloons & pets at home please

Have we mentioned everything so far is free?
It's FREE to march in the Doo Dah Parade!
No Pre-Registration Required 
(yes, we know that's unusual - thank the below in the right-hand column for that)
This is mostly a walking parade.  So, if you're on or in a motorized vehicle, stay paced with the walker in front of you, and please don't leave a giant gap between entries.  
Line-up @ noon on Park Street
(between Buttles/Goodale)
heading north bound.
Enter in from Goodale Blvd.
There is No Entry Fee!  You Just Show Up!

A Few Needed Rules

(We Hate Rules Too, But Sometimes People Need Them) 

 No Motorized Acrobats.   

(cheese-us folks, we shouldn't have to explain this one) 

All Politicians Must Wear A Funny Hat

(Everyone In Their Group Needs To Be Goofyied Up Too - This Ain't Arlington, People) 

 No Blatant Advertising

(Folks Want To See Your Political Pokes, Not Business Strokes) 

 No Full Nudity

(This Isn't A Strip Club)

 No Water Balloons Or Super Soakers

(Let's Not Ruin People's Art Please)

 No Throwing Candy Or Any Other Junk From The Parade

(Besides Having To Clean Up Your Trash, There's A Chance Of Someone Getting Run Over This Way) 

 No Soft-Pawed Animals "Walking" Parade

(Unless You Walk Barefoot Too)

2020 Parade Route...

From Line-Up On Park Street (heading north)

To West On Buttles

To South On Dennison

To West On Collins

To North On Neil 

To East On Second

To South On High

To End At Russell & High.  

Walkers Will Go Down Russell back to Park St,

Cars Will Go Straight Down High Street.

Come on down to the Block Party at High & Buttles before and/or after the parade! 

for an InSecurity position of UnImportance 
at the Doo Dah Parade. 
We offer no pay other than a T-Shirt,
whistle, water, badge
and our undying Doo Dah Love. 
Be Brave, Volunteer
or Call The Doo Dah Hotline: 


Parade Party!!! - Free Admission!
The Party starts At 11:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo Dah Parade has settled
(probably until 9 pm this year)
Location:  26 Buttles Avenue
(Between High Street and Park Street)
Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music, Beer & Food
Thank the bands!

Doo Dah Facebook

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2018 Doo Dah Parade Block Party Pixs








How some people explain Doo Dah:


Craziest Parade in History

Doo Dah!  Doo Dah

Humorous! Fun! Fantastic

Liberty & Lunacy

Freedom of Speech, through humor

Express yourself

It’s a very important day for the Marching Fidel’s



Symbolic of how Columbus is

You can be who you want to be and have a great time doing it

It’s all meant in Jest and fun

Important for a mother to show her daughter all the uniqueness and diversity

Laughter is the best medicine



Now, you might say to yourself, "self, how can this all be free?!"  That's cause these fine folks listed below are paying for your opportunity to march 

More folks have stepped up to make the

Quid Pro Quo deal with Doo Dah 2020!

1.      Short North Tavern

2.      Zeno's Bar & The Quarry Co. & The Library

3.      Dempsey's Food + Spirits

4.      Greg Zanetos

5.      hoof hearted brewpub

6.      Short North Civic Association

7.      Doug & Kim Borror

8.      Andrew Klien, Attorney At Law

9.      Union Café & Axis Night Club

10.   James B. Ford, D.D.S. Inc.

11.   Thurber Village Market BP

12.   Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano

13.   The Appraisal Group, Inc. - Ben Corcoran

14.   Walt Thieman

15.   Cutler Real Estate Team Meyer & Dial

16.   Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

17.   Seventh Son Brewing

18.   Sharon Morton

19. & Think

20.   Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts

21.   urbanorder architecture

22.   Suzanne Rizer

23.   First Commonwealth Bank - Short North

24.   Hampton's on Third

25.   Hey Hey Bar & Grill

26.   Huntington Bank Short North

27.   Kroger Community Rewards

28.   Farmboy Bill

29.   Bruce Dooley of KW Dooley Co & Team



Me! Me! I too want to donate to Doo Dah!!

Kroger Community Rewards Reminder
Every April - Time to renew your membership!
You can still help support Friends of Doo Dah Parade by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards!
Register and link your Kroger Plus card online, and Kroger will make a quarterly donation to Friends of Doo Dah, based on a percentage of sales of all enrolled. Our organization number is 
Annual renewal of your rewards enrollment and annual (April) re-enroll is required:
1. Enrollment page

Official PayPal Seal








Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest

Our Old Web-site that we out grew (Great hysterical facts) 

The Friends of Doo Dah is a Non-Profit Organization.  Any and all donations recieved are to continue the annual Doo Dah Parade. 
Oh, and we are registered with Ohio's Secretary of State. 

Put your Money Where Your Mouth Is...

Consider A Contribution!

Friends of Doo Dah

is NOW a Non-Profit Organization

It's a tax write off!!  Whoo Hoo!!

If you love Doo Dah and want to help make it happen, click on the "Donate" button, and send us some jing!  Why not?  It's a tax write off!

Official PayPal Seal

 Or, you can mail a check to “Friends of Doo Dah”, P.O. Box 6287, Columbus, OH  43206.  All contributors will be listed on our  Doo Dah Poster, T-Shirts and web-site.


 Hey, it's a tax right off...what the heck...make that mammoth size donation today!

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