The Doo Dah Parade - Columbus, OH


In Columbus, OH  ~ Short North Arts District 

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Doo Dah Parade

July 4th, 2019

Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH 43215 

The 36th Annual Doo Dah Parade

“Doo Dah!  Where Surely, You Jest!”


Slaying political dragons with humor through Victorian & Italian Villages, & Short North, Columbus OH since 1984! 


Celebrate the Liberty & Lunacy of Freedom of Speech, through Humor in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH, at the The 36th Annual Doo Dah Parade  


on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, 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 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 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)

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Food & Music & Beer

Free entry! 

2019 Rock Star Band Line-up 

10:00 a.m.  C LA CI

11:00 a.m. - Brian Clash & The Coffee House Rebels 

12:00 p.m. - Devil Doves

1:00 p.m. - National Anthem - Sit or Stand. It's your right!

1:01pm - The 36th Annual Doo Dah Parade

1:15 p.m. - Donna Mogavero and Band

2:15 p.m. – Riviera Royals

3:15 p.m. - Vodka Roxx 

4:15 p.m. - McCallister

5:15 p.m. – MethMatics / Quality Punk Rock - Upgraded

6:15 p.m. – Doc Robinson

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


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2019:


The Crew who Saved the Crew! 


I guess Columbus' Most Famous Resident Enigma, Eric Clapton is not gonna show for 2019. 
E.C. please consider this as an ask for 2020, please mark your calendar for 7/4.

2019 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Keith McInturf!  No Parking, man

36th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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
July 4th, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 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)

2019 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 10:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo Dah Parade has settled
(probably until 7 pm this year)
Location:  On 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 

Royal Doo Dah Court! 

 "Knights of Doo Dah"

Short North Tavern

Dempsey's Food + Spirits

White Castle 

Doug & Kim Borror Borror Properties

Buckeye Construction Systems & Drain Logistics

Local Cantina - all 9 locations!
   The Brewery District
   Grove City
   Short North
Local Bar - Short North 

Tom Coombs of  Rolling Meadows, IL

CD102 / Big Room Bar / Sir Randy Malloy 

The Joint + The Garden + The Chamber

Press Grill + Press Pub 5th Ave

Corso & Gallicchio Ventures LLC: 
  Standard Hall
  Forno Kitchen + Bar 
  Short North Pint House
  Short North Food Hall
Short North Goody Boy
  Urban Meyer’s Pint House


"Modern-Day Swashbucklers"

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq.

Zeno’s Bar on 3rd Ave 

The Quarry Co. Bar & Grill

Mike's Bar & Grill

Short North Alliance 

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies 

Short North Civic Association

Union Cafe' + Axis Night Club   

Bernard's Tavern 


Royal Rebel-Rousers

Walt Thieman  

Denmark on High

James B. Ford, DDS 

Flying Ace Rentals

Thurber Village Market (BP on Neil)

Mikey's Late Night Slice 

Bill & Lisa Wood

Bill Wood 

Cutler Real Estate Team Meyer & Dial

Seventh Son Brewing 

BIG FUN! Columbus 

Bill & Tamie Parnell

The Appraisal Group - Ben Corcoran

Donna Bates & Think

First Commonwealth Bank - Short North 

City Tavern

Park Street Tavern 

County Auditor Michael Stinziano
Michael Sexton, Mr. Chairman 

Downtown Michael S. Brown

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts 

Accountants on Parole

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown

Gorman's Body Shop

Taste of Orient 

Stonewall-Columbus + Pride Center 

Fat Baxter's (Formally DJ's Corner Pub)

DML Floors

Greg & Marian Stover

Todd & Mindy Law

basi italia

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

Hey Hey Bar & Grill 

Wilber Hills Country Club

Bourbon & Barley Saloon 

Butler, Cincione, & DiCuccio  Attorneys At Law 


Not a Fool’s Fool

 Suzanne Rizer

Douglas Ritchey

urban order architecture

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop

Farmboy Bill

The Lamp Shade

Sharon Young w/KW Classic Properties 

C. McDevitt, LMT Healing Ways Massage Therapy

Columbus Percussion 

Bruce Dooley of KW Dooley Co & Team 

Ziggy's Drive-Thru on 3rd  

Mac's Cafe * Fabian's Chicago Style Pizza Place 

Koulian Jewelers

Landscapes by Terra 

 In Honor of Steve "DUDE" Mount 2009/Dude.jpg


In Memory 

Our Fallen U.S. Troops
Ebb Haycock
Richard "Dick" Meara Allen
Wilbur Ischie
Jamal Kashoggi
Eurgene C. "Gene" D'Angelo Jr.
Chris Bradley
Terry Creechbaum
Amber Evans 
Rubén Castilla Herrera 
Charlie Einhorn
Portsmouth's Bob Morton 


The Doo Dah DisOrganizers

Ares Sportswear

Brian Kozicki Audio

Columbus Distributing Co.

City of Columbus & Staffers

Columbus City Police

Columbus Foundation & The BIG GIVE

Community Festival

Kroger Community Rewards

Lotus Electrix

r printing and design



Short North Alliance

Short North Gazette & CMH Media

SWACO Community Partner

The Wood Companies


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

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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. 

Sign up for "Doo Dah Parade InVolunteer & InSecurity.

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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