Boom! Activities


Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade (5:30 p.m.)

presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers

The 2018 Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers will be one of the most exciting events to hit the downtown streets all summer long. We hope you will join us in saluting America with your new, creative, unique entry that will make a statement, like our great event. Over 100,000 cheering spectators will line the one-mile parade route while the NBC4 announcers introduce each entry as you pass by this popular viewing area.
The parade will step off at 5:30 PM from the Main St. Bridge, turn north on Front St., and disband at the corner of Front St. and Spring St.

Children’s Park (noon-8 p.m.)

Children’s Park is celebrating it’s seventh year at the corner of Neil Ave. and Long St. This area will feature interactive activities for kids of all ages including: Game2U will be providing a variety of inflatables including a bounce house, slides, obstacle course and much more!

NBC4 BOOM! Central (5-11 p.m.)

Presented by Speedway

Start your weekend off with NBC4! Be part of the audience while Mike Jackson and Colleen Marshall broadcast live starting at 5:00 P.M. from the NBC4 stage at the corner of Civic Center & Town Streets. Stop by NBC4 BOOM! Central, presented by Wal-Mart, and meet Mike, Colleen, Katie Ferrell and Matt Barnes.
NBC4 will be bringing Columbus’ brightest patriotic celebration to all of central Ohio with Red, White & BOOM! Live broadcast from 8:00-11:00 p.m. on NBC4 and

WNCI BOOM! Central (10a-11 p.m.)

presented by Speedway

Head over to the corner of Broad St. and Civic Center to meet radio personalities Dave and Jimmy. WNCI will be broadcasting LIVE starting at 10 a.m. through the fireworks!

Fireworks (10 p.m.)

Grand Finale presented by Marathon

Fireworks will be fired from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10:00 p.m. This year’s Grand Finales presented by Marathon promises to be another show stopper that you will not want to miss. Heading into Downtown Columbus to catch the Midwest’s most recognized firework display.

Stage schedule

  • 12:00-1:30 –J. J. Snare
  • 1:45-2:45 –Shotgun Eddie
  • 3:15-4:15 –Smoke Stack
  • 4:30-5:30 –Cherry Blonde
  • 6:00-7:00 – Yours for the Taking 
  • 7:30-8:30-Three Ton Toad 
  • 9:00-9:50 –Radio Tramps
  • 10:30-10:50 –Radio Tramps
12:00 – 1:00            LUKE MOSSBURG
1:30 – 2:30              HARMLESS HABIT
3:00 – 4:00              THE FIFTH HOUSE
4:30 – 5:30              MAMA & ME
6:00 – 7:00              BRAD MOORE
7:30 – 8:30              ALL STAR JAMMERZ
9:00 – 9:45              MARTINI AFFAIR
10:00-10:25            FIREWORKS!
10:25-11:00            MARTINI AFFAIR

10:00 – 10:25          FIREWORKS!

10:25 – 11:00          MARTINI AFFAIR