The biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest will be fired from Veterans Memorial in downtown Columbus on July 3. Enjoy great food, live music, parade and fireworks at the annual celebration of Red, White & BOOM! Admission is free.
Do NOT claim your spot until after 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 2
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is asking people to not “claim their spots” in any of the parks for Red, White & Boom prior to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 as our Park Maintenance staff still have to maintain the parks prior to the event. Thus, if anyone places blankets, tarps, ropes, tents, canopies, caution tape, etc. prior to that time, it may be removed by department staff in order to complete mowing and trash pick-up cycles. In addition, all downtown parks have irrigation systems, and therefore, there is absolutely NO “staking” of any kind allowed. The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department sincerely appreciates everyone’s anticipated cooperation.
Planning on boating during Red, White & BOOM!? Click HERE to read about watercraft restrictions for the event before heading out on the water.
Scioto Mile Fountain will be closed
The Scioto Mile Fountain presented by American Electric Power Foundation will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 and will remain closed throughout Red, White & BOOM! on Wednesday, July 3. The Fountain will resume operation at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4.
Park restrooms will be closed
Bicentennial Park restrooms are not able to handle the high volume of usage during Red White & Boom!, however there are portable restrooms available throughout the event site. Please visit the Red, White and BOOM! website for more information or follow the link to the event map with restroom locations. http://www.redwhiteandboom.org/info/maps-directions/
Activities and live entertainment – 11:00 a.m.
Independence Day Parade – 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks – 10:00 p.m.
The Scioto Mile and Downtown Riverfront
For more information, go to http://www.redwhiteandboom.org.