Community Independence Day parades

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent


9:30 a.m. Parade begins at the corner of Maryland and Roosevelt avenues. Map and schedule of other centennial activities.

Columbus' Short North

1 p.m. Doo Dah Parade begins from Park Street near Goodale Park.


Less-Than-Grand Marshal: Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart

Line-up at noon. Rain Date: July 3. No Entry Fee!! Just Show Up!!!

Dublin's Red, White and Rewind

11 a.m. Parade begins from Metro Center and travels through historic Dublin.

Grand Marshal: Diane Beall

Gahanna's Freedom Festival

10:30 a.m. Lions Club Independence Parade begins from Granville Street


10:45 a.m. Kiwanis Parade begins from West Broadway to East Broadway. (Granville Parade Route) .

The theme for this year’s parade is “Celebrate Licking County - 200 Years of Community” at this year’s Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Parade.

Grand Marshals are Granville Kiwanians Bill Brady & Baird Krueger.


1:30 p.m. Parade begins from Main Street. Children's activities at Groveport Elementary 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


10 a.m. The parade will start at the Columbia Street entrance to the county fairgrounds at 10 a.m. It will proceed along Norwich Street to its normal along Cemetery Road, crossing Main Street and onto Scioto Darby Road. (Parade route).

Theme: Together we Stand


10 a.m. Parade begins from Fairfield County Fairgrounds traveling down Columbus Street, followed by family activities at the fairgrounds.


11 a.m. Parade begins from Union County Office Building on Sixth Street and travels to Fairgrounds.

New Albany

930 a.m. Parade Lineup at New Albany Middle School Parking Lot

1030 a.m. Float Judging and Award Distribution

11 a.m. Parade begins from New Albany Middle School

Theme: “C E L E B R 8 2008”

Northland Community Fourth of July Parade

Sponsored by: Northland Community Council (NCC)

11:00 a.m. Parade starts at the Morse Road Kroger, travels down Karl Road and ends at the Lifetime Fitness at state Route 161.

Theme: Celebrating Children

Grand Marshal: Yvette McGee Brown

Orange Township

10 a.m. Parade begins from Oak Creek Center on Powell Road. More information.


10 a.m. Parade begins from Second and Houston Street heading West.


6 p.m. Parade begins from Pickerington Central High School on Lockville Road

Plain City

3 p.m. Parade begins from North Chillicothe Street


2 p.m. Parade begins from Rose Hill and East Main Street

Theme: Reynoldsburg Celebrates Freedom

Sunbury-Big Walnut

10 a.m. Parade begins from Big Walnut High School

Theme: Celebrating our 200th July 4th Past, Present and Future

Upper Arlington

9 a.m. Parade begins from Northwest Boulevard and Kingsdale. More information.

Theme: UA Celebrates America's Idols

Grand Marshal: Tim Huffman


1:30 p.m. Starts at the Brooksedge business park travels down State Street through Uptown.

Theme: Land of the Free Because of the Brave

WARM volunteers will canvass the curbside during the parade, accepting canned goods and other non-perishables.

More information on Westerville's Sesquicentennial and Chautauqua events.


10 a.m. Parade begins from Yearling and Broad


Worthington Hills Civic Association

Parade begins from Highview Avenue traveling down Clubview Boulevard

Delaware's Bicentennial Community Day

1 p.m. Bicentennial Parade begins from county fairgrounds and travels through downtown Delaware.

Theme: Celebrating 200 years of Delaware County Heritage. Parade will have four sections:

  • Pioneer Days (1808-1907)
  • Patriotic Days (1908-1957)
  • Growth of Delaware (1958-2007)
  • Future (2008 +)

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