Frequently Asked Questions

Your BOOM! Questions Answered

Below you’ll find straightforward answers to common questions about Red, White & BOOM! From event details to logistics, we aim to provide clear and concise information to enhance your experience.

Explore this resource to ensure you’re fully prepared for the festivities in Columbus, Ohio!

Festival & Fireworks Display
Who organizes Red, White & BOOM!?

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Red, White & BOOM! is an independent non-profit produced by Elmwood Consulting and primarily funded by BOOM’s four presenting sponsors: Encova Insurance, NBC4, G&J Pepsi, and WNCI 97.9.
How long is the fireworks show?

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The show will begin at 10 PM and will last for approximately 25 minutes.
Where are the fireworks launched from?

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The fireworks launch site is located within Genoa Park on the east side of COSI. The fireworks will be shot over the river.
Is there a rain date for BOOM!?

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No. If the weather prevents Red, White, & BOOM! from shooting the fireworks show at the designated time of 10 PM, every effort will be made to fire the show by midnight. However, if it is not possible, the fireworks show will be canceled.
What are the future dates of Red, White & BOOM!?

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  • Thursday, July 3, 2025
  • Friday, July 3, 2026
  • Friday, July 2, 2027
  • Monday, July 3, 2028
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2029

Viewing Areas & TV Broadcasts

Where are the best viewing areas located?

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The best BOOM! viewing areas are Bicentennial Park, Dorrian Green, Belle Street, Marconi Blvd, Washington Blvd, and Civic Center. Spots are on a first come, first served basis.
How early can I claim my spot?

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Spots can be claimed as early as Tuesday, July 2nd after 6 PM. Anything placed before 6 PM on July 2nd will be removed. 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.
Are there any other areas to view BOOM! besides downtown?

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Yes, at Berliner Park, southwest of downtown: 325 Greenlawn Avenue Columbus, OH 43223.
Is BOOM!’s firework show played on television?

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Yes, NBC4 broadcast the fireworks show live on television and online at NBC4i.com. A recording of the fireworks show is played on July 4 at 7 PM.
The Parade & Musical Entertainment
What streets are utilized for the parade route?

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The parade route kicks off at the corner of Main St and 2nd St, turns north on Front St and concludes at Spring St.
Where are the music stages located?

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Stage locations are currently being reevaluated.
Is musical entertainment still being booked?

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All stage line-ups have been filled. To be considered for a future BOOM! Please send promotional information to PO Box 2816, Westerville, Ohio 43082.
Bridge Closures, Boats & Construction
What time does the Broad St. bridge close?

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The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5:30 PM and to pedestrian traffic at 9 PM. Viewing the fireworks from Broad St. bridge is prohibited. Times are subject to change per CPD or CFD discretion.
Are boats allowed on the river?

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For information on boating please, reach out to Columbus Recreation and Parks Scioto Mile, SciotoMile.com.
Where can more information be found about construction around downtown Columbus?

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For construction updates, please visit PavingTheWay.org. You may also want to check out OHGO.com for current ODOT highway projects.

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