Boom! Activities


Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade (6 p.m.)

presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers

The 2017 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 6 PM from the Main St. Bridge, turn north on Front St., and disband at the corner of Front St. and Spring St.

Columbia Gas’ Children’s Park (noon-8 p.m.)

sponsored by: Hyper Sounds Entertainment

Columbia Gas’ 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: Hyper Sounds Entertainment will be providing a variety of inflatables including a bounce house, slides, obstacle course and much more! Columbia Gas Children’s Park will include all of this PLUS COSI on Wheels, Columbus Blue Jackets Slap Shot, Face Painters and all sorts of other activities.

Party on the Park (noon - 11:30 p.m.)

presented by Three Legged Mare, Sponsored by Cabo Wabo
Head over to the corner of Spring and Neil to check out the all new Beer Garden. This area is 21 and older. The only place at BOOM! with craft beer and liquor. Live music from noon to 11:30 pm.

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

presented by Walmart.

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 (10-11 p.m.)

presented by Walmart

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

There is only one way to make sure your weekend starts off with a boom, and that is to head downtown to catch BOOM! Whether you are enjoying Columbia Gas Childrens Park, BOOM! Central, Bicentennial Park or any of the amazing stages, you will have a great view of what we are all here to see: 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 is the only way you can truly start your weekend off with a BOOM!

Official After-Party of Red, White, & BOOM! (11 p.m.)

The Three Legged Mare

It is a summertime Friday night and you just witnessed the best Firework display in the Midwest, now is no time to stop the celebration! Head over to The Three Legged Mare in the Arena District immediately following the show to keep your night going at the Official After-Party! Stop by for food, drinks and fun while you really start your Independence Day weekend off with a BOOM!

Stage schedule

  • 12:00-1:00 –Anthony Mossburg
  • 1:30-2:30 –All Keyed Up
  • 3:00-4:00 –Southern Ground
  • 4:30-5:30 –Shot Gun Eddie
  • 6:00-7:00 – Dirt Road Reunion
  • 7:30-8:30- Tailgatorz
  • 9:00-9:50 – Alexis Gomez
  • 10:30-10:50 – Alexis Gomez
  • 12:00-1:00 –Crawford and Company
  • 1:30-2:30 –4-Finger Shot
  • 3:00-4:00 –Yours for the Talking
  • 4:30-5:30 –Vodka Rocks
  • 6:00-7:00 – Par’  Anderson
  • 7:30-8:30-Hott Lucy    
  • 9:00-9:50 –Radio Tramps
  • 10:30-10:50 –Radio Tramps

12:00 – 1:00            NO REGRETS

1:30 – 2:30              THE FIFTH HOUSE

3:00 – 4:00              CHANGE IT UP CHARLIE

4:30 – 5:30              BRAD MOORE

6:00 – 7:00              THE BRENNANS

7:30 – 8:30              ALL STAR JAMMERZ

9:00 – 9:45              MARTINI AFFAIR

10:00 – 10:25          FIREWORKS!

10:25 – 11:00          MARTINI AFFAIR