2019 Red, White & BOOM!

Posted on June 27, 2019

Red, White and Boom, Columbus Ohio

Red White and Boom, Columbus Ohio

Festival season is in full swing, and Red, White & BOOM! will energize downtown Columbus with a day of music, food, activities and of course – fireworks. The Scioto Mile provides an outstanding backdrop for one of the largest displays of Independence Day fireworks in the Midwest. The event begins Wednesday, July 3 at 11:00 a,m. For more information, a full schedule of performances and a list of activities, visit www.redwhiteandboom.org. You won’t want to miss it!

WHAT: Red, White & BOOM!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 3 | 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Riverfront


  • The Scioto Mile Fountain will be turned off Tuesday, July 2 at 6 p.m. and will resume operation Thursday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bicentennial Park restrooms will be closed on July 3 during Red, White & BOOM!
  • Genoa Park will be closed to the public from Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4 for fireworks operations.


  • Public set-up for Red, White & BOOM! may begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Anything placed before 6 p.m. on July 2 will be collected and taken to Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr.
  • To keep your parks beautiful, we request that personal canopies and blankets not be set-up until July 3. Please refrain from placing tarps down for a long period of time as it causes damage.
  • Areas should be marked with items that don’t present a danger to the public. STAKES AND POSTS ARE PROHIBITED as they pose a danger to playing children and can cause damage to irrigation systems.


  • Beginning Saturday, June 29,  the trail on the west side of the Scioto River between the Rich St./Town St. Bridge and Broad Street Bridge will be closed until Thursday, July 4 at noon.
  • Beginning Tuesday, July 2, the trail on the east side of the Scioto River between the Rich St./Town St. Bridge and the Broad Street Bridge will be closed until Thursday, July 4 at noon.


  • The Lower Scioto launch ramp at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park will be open for trailers and motorboats on July 3. All public watercraft will be prohibited on the Scioto River between the railroad trestle at the south end of North Bank Park and the railroad trestle south of the Main Street Bridge from 11 a.m. until after the fireworks. No personal watercraft may be launched from the shore within this area. Columbus Fire and Columbus Police will be on the water for enforcement.
  • Due to Construction and limited access, the Division of Police has closed the Nationwide Blvd. launch ramp. There will be no river access or parking available in this area. For alternative canoe and kayak launch locations please visit our website https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/Trails/  for other water trail access points.


Additional event information can be found at www.redwhiteandboom.org

Happy Independence Day!

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