Celebrate the 4th in Downtown Columbus!
Taste of Boom 3pm-11pm
What a better way to pass the time before the fireworks than getting your foodie fix?
Taste of Boom takes place in the Arena District and features some of our favorite restaurants! This year’s Taste of Boom featured restaurants are BD’s Mongolian Grill, Gordon Biersch, Jimmy John’s, Studio Movie Grill, Ted’s Montana Grill, Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Big Bang Bar. There will also be some fair favorites such as funnel cakes, snow cones and more! Make sure to check out the Boom Plaza Party sponsored by Three-Legged Mare. The Boom Plaza Party will feature food, drinks and live music!
Red White and Boom Fireworks 10pm
Fireworks will be fired off from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10pm. Hosted live by WNCI personalities Dave and Jimmy at the corner of Broad Street and Civic Center.
Many stages will be made available for viewing such as Bicentennial Park, Huntington Park, Boom Central and more. If you’re one of those lucky downtown apartment or condo residents, you may just be lucky enough to have a patio view! Known as the most recognizable fireworks display in the Midwest, Red, White and Boom 2016 is an event you don’t want to miss! If your worried about tricky traffic after the fireworks, consider sitting in a comfortable theater and catch one of the hot new summer releases while you wait for the traffic to clear. Check out movie times that will be starting directly after the fireworks at Studio Movie Grill!
If your looking for more family activities prior to fireworks, check out Ballpark Boom! Ballpark Boom is featuring activities for all ages including zip-lining, inflatables for the little ones, and other on the field fun! Ballpark Boom will also include access to concessions and live music! Two concerts will play through the evening beginning with The British Invasion from 6:30-8:30 followed by Hard Days Night from 9pm to 9:50pm. Fireworks can be viewed following the second live set. Tickets are only $5.00 with the option for Wristbands $20 which include Field Activities (including zipline, etc). Creativity Zone (inflatables) tickets for ages 12 and under are available at $10.
The Doo Dah Parade
Looking for something fun to do while your off on Monday the fourth? Look no further than the Doo Dah Parade! This wacky spectacle they call the politically incorrect spin on a parade is from 1pm-3pm with a block party from 10am-7pm. There is no entry fee if you want to be in this zany celebration, but understand this is not your typical parade! A spin on current events usually play a big factor in the creativity and humor seen in the parade, with a few of your returning favorites like Batman in his Batmobile or Pee Wee Herman on his Red Bike. Some of the participants are just wrong and others are so wrong they are right! For laughs and a fun afternoon activity make sure to catch the Doo Dah parade, it may become an annual tradition if it’s not already! For parade route and more incorrect information: www.doodahparade.com.