Boom! Activities

A full day of events
    Parade | Street Festival | Children's Park | Live Music

    BOOM! Schedule of Events

    Don’t forget to sign-up for the Charity Day 5K! taking place on July 2 at 6:30 p.m.

    July 3 | 5:30 p.m.

    Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade

    presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers

    The 2019 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 own, creative and unique entry. Over 100,000 cheering spectators will line the one-mile parade route. NBC4 News Anchors will introduce each entry.

    The parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. from the Main St Bridge, turn north on Front St and disband at the corner of Front St and Spring St.

    Participate in the Parade
    July 3 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

    WNCI 97.9 BOOM! Central

    presented by Speedway

    Head over to the corner of Broad St and Civic Center to meet radio personalities, Dave and Jimmy. WNCI 97.1 will be broadcasting LIVE starting at 10 a.m. through the fireworks!

    Listen Live on I Heart Radio
    WNCI 97.9
    July 3 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

    BOOM! Street Festival

    Over 108 local and national vendors selling food, Pepsi products, adult beverages, glow sticks and more!

    Vendor Applications
    July 3 | Noon-8 p.m.

    Children's Park

    Children’s Park can be found at the corner of Neil Ave and Long St. This area will feature interactive activities for kids of all ages including a variety of inflatables including a bounce house, slides, obstacle course and much more!

    July 3 | 5-11 p.m.

    NBC4 BOOM! Central

    presented by Speedway

    Stop by NBC4 BOOM! Central presented by Speedway 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 8-11 p.m. on NBC4 and nbc4i.com.

    Watch the LIVE Broadcast of NBC4i.com
    July 3 | 10 p.m.

    BOOM! Fireworks

    Fireworks will be fired from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10 p.m. The Grand Finale promises to be another show stopper that you will not want to miss.

    Live Music

    Two Stages | 14 Bands | FREE All Day

    Locate Stages on the BOOM! Map