Welcome to BOOM!

Everything you need to know about the event is right here on this page. Just scroll to your area of interest below.

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Guaranteed Parking

LAZ Parking  
We have EXCITING NEWS! Red, White and Boom has team up with LAZ Parking as our local “Partner in Parking” to provide our visitors and volunteers with a seamless parking experience. This new partnership will allow Red, White and Boom parkers to search, view and pre-purchase parking online, through the online reservation system, or via the LAZgo smart phone app.

Once purchased, the system then emails them a barcoded parking pass credential, which they may print out, or scan directly from their smart phone. Check out LAZ parking to reserve a spot!

  • LeVeque Garage
    • Rooftop access and views across the river
  • Vets Memorial Lot
    • Lot access at Broad and Starling
  • RiverSouth Garage
    • Garage access near Front and Rich
    • Rooftop access and views across the river
  • Buckeye Garage
    • Garage access from Long St near 3rd
    • Rooftop access and views across the river

Click here to reserve spots in advance with LAZ Parking!

We have also partnered with Spot Hero, the  leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near Red White & BOOM! View real-time availability and pricing at many locations with great views of the fireworks.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for the festivities in advance.

Non-Reserved Parking

For specific parking information, call any of the following downtown parking lots:


  • Parking lots are located on the West side of COSI

Arena District

  •  Available garages include the Front Street Garage, Neil Ave Garage, McConnell Garage, and Arena Garage.
  •  Visit arenadistrictparking.com for maps and additional information.
  • Standard Parking (Arena District): 1-866-330-PARK (7275)

Columbus Commons

  • Garages can be accessed from Third St. and Rich St.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • Over 4,000 parking spots located near the event
  • Partnered with Spot Hero
  • 614-827-2500

Also, check out many of the various surface lots

  • Capital Plaza
  • Central Parking
  • Franklin County (Veterans Memorial)
  • Standard Parking (Arena District)

Street Closures

Thursday, June 28 from 9 am through Wednesday, July 4 at TBD

  • Washington Blvd from Broad st to Main St.

Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. through Wednesday, July 4.

  • Civic Center Dr. from Broad St. to Main St. (Civic Center access to Supreme Court of Ohio must be maintained to garage and loading dock until noon on July 3rd

Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. through Wednesday, July 4 at 6 a.m.

  • Spring St from Neil Ave to Marconi Blvd (on Monday morning and event morning one lane will open for rush hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Spring needs to be open from Neil Ave to the west until 7pm(ish) on Tues. Which means Neil is open until the same time.
  • Long St. from Hocking St. to Marconi Blvd. (on Monday morning and event morning one lane will open for rush hour from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) Southbound Neil Ave will need to be able to make the left on Long St Tuesday morning from 6a-9a.


Monday, July 2 from 5 p.m. through Wednesday July 4 at 6 a.m.

  • Marconi Blvd. from Long St. to Broad St. ·  North curb lane of Broad St. from Cumberland Trail marker to Belle St.

Tuesday, July 3 from 2 p.m. (for parade formation) through 7 p.m.

  • Main from 2nd to River
  • Rich from River to McDowell
  • Starling from Rich to Town
  • Belle from Rich to Town
  • Lucas from Rich to Town
  • Civic Center from Mound to Main
  • Depending on the size of the parade additional space may be requested

For Parade Movement Only – July 3 from 5:15 p.m. until approx.7:30 p.m.

  • Lynn St. from Front St. to High St.
  • Main from River to High
  • Gay St. from Front St. to High St.
  • Long St. from Marconi Blvd. to High St.
  • Spring St. from Marconi Blvd. to High St.
  • Lafayette St. from Front St. to High St.
  • Nationwide Blvd. from Ludlow Ave. to High St.
  • Spring St. from High St. to Neil Ave.
  • Hickory St. from Front St. to Marconi Blvd.
  • Rich St. from High St. to Civic Center Dr.
  • Town St. from Belle St. to High St.
  • Front St. from Main St. to Spring St.
  • State St. from High St. to Front St.
  • Rich St. from McDowell to River

Monday, July 3 from 5:30 p.m. (for fireworks) through midnight

  • All streets south of Spring St., north of Mound St., east of McDowell St. and west of Third St.


Handicapped parking is available at the following locations:

  • North side from 2nd St. from Mound St. to Civic Center Dr.
  • Gay St. between High St. and Front St.


  • Broad Street Bridge- closes to pedestrian traffic at 9pm (subject to change to earlier).
  • Coleman’s Point (grass area west of Civic Center, along the river).

Berliner Park – Southwest of downtown
325 Greenlawn Avenue Columbus, OH 43223

You can go down as early at July 2nd after 6pm. Please do no use stakes when marking your area. They will be removed.

  • Anything placed before 6 p.m. on July 2nd will be removed.
  • To keep your parks beautiful, we request that personal canopies, tarps and blankets not be set-up until 6pm July 2nd.
  • Areas should be marked with items that don’t present a danger to the public. STAKES AND POSTS ARE PROHIBITED as they  can cause damage to irrigation systems.

The bridge will close to vehicular traffic at 5:30.  It will close to pedestrian traffic at 9 PM.  You will not be allowed to watch the fireworks from the Broad Street bridge.

***Bridge may close earlier or later CPD or CFD discretion***

The parade route kicks off at the corner of Main St. and 2nd St.; turns north on Front St. and concludes at Spring St.

The stages are located in Bicentennial Park and on Long St. (at the corner of Hanover St.)

NONE of the above are permitted on the event site. Alcohol may be purchased and consumed at the Beer Garden, on Long St., Spring St. Civic Center Dr., Main St. and Washington Blvd.

Red, White & BOOM! is a great place for people but not for pets. Heat and crowded conditions can make BOOM! a stressful and potentially unhealthy place for dogs and other animal companions. We love pets and that’s why we ask that you please leave yours at home.

The fireworks launch site is in Genoa Park on the east side of COSI. The fireworks will be shot over the river.

All stage line-ups have been filled. Please send promotional information to the following address to be considered in 2018: PO Box 2816, Westerville, Ohio 43082.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Friday, July 2, 2021

No. Red, White & BOOM! is an independent non profit produced by Elmwood Consulting and primarily funded by the four major sponsors, Motorists Insurance Group, NBC4, Pepsi, and WNCI 97.9.

For information on boating and acceptable locations, please see Columbus Recreation and Parks link below.

BOOM! blog post on the Scioto Mile website:


The show will begin at 10 p.m. and will last for approximately 26 minutes.

The best viewing will be at Bicentennial Park, along Long St., Spring St., Marconi Blvd.,Washington Blvd., and Civic Center. Spots are on a first come first serve basis.

No. If the weather prevents Red, White, & BOOM! from shooting the fireworks display at the designated time, every effort will be made to fire the show by midnight. However, if it is not possible, the fireworks exhibit will be canceled.

Yes. The rebroadcast time for fireworks is 7 p.m. on July 4.

For construction updates, please visit :

You might also check out ohgo.com which is a good current site for highway projects only from ODOT.

Yes, you may bring a cooler. Please have your cooler labeled with your name and cell phone number. Due to security concerns unattended coolers may be confiscated by Columbus Police.

Please refer additional questions to: