Central Ohio Festival Season is Booming!

Doo Dah Parade, Short North


Columbus is rich with festivals and cultural events; in the last month, Comfest, Pride, and the gallery hop attracted thousands of visitors. This weekend, July 4th celebrations are guaranteed to be star-spangled fun–but it might be worthwhile to travel for small-town festivals ripe with Americana.

Granville, an Ohio community thirty-five miles northeast of downtown Columbus, celebrates Independence Day with a four-day extravaganza, running July 1-4 (Friday-Monday). Live music, games, square dancing, fair food, and amusement park rides will entertain your whole family. A parade, 5k run, and talent show will also be featured. See the complete calendar here.

Granville is a quaint and historic town, home to the renowned liberal arts college, Denison University. Want to escape the July 4th madness? Visit the downtown strip for unique shopping and tasty meals–as well as to enjoy the classical architecture and gardens.

If you’d rather stay in Columbus, the annual Doo Dah Parade begins at 1pm on Buttles Avenue between High Street and Park Street. The parade, celebrating its 28th year, aims to exercise the first amendment right through humor, and has been branded as “the craziest parade in history.” All-day entertainment is provided in the Short North, including live music, games, beer, food, and prizes.


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