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4th of July in Columbus, Ohio

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4th, 1776. The Fourth of July wasn’t officially declared a national holiday until 1941, however, these days Americans celebrate with fireworks, BBQs, and plenty of red, white, and blue attire.

The folks at the Schottenstein Real Estate Group love the Fourth of July and here’s our list of some of the best things to do around Columbus to celebrate Independence Day:

Red White and Boom: Red White and Boom is heralded as the biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest! Enjoy great food, music and fireworks at the 30th presentation of Red, White, and BOOM! Check out this link for a list of all the great fireworks displays around the city

29th Annual Doo Dah Parade: Sure, you can see politicians waving American flags in just about any run of the mill Independence Day parade. But politicians being required to poke fun at themselves and wear a funny hat? You’ll have to go to the annual Doo Dah Parade in the Short North and Victorian and Italian Villages to see that. The Doo Dah parade shows sarcasm at its finest and celebrates liberty and lunacy.

Glorious Fourth Independence Day Celebration: Old-fashioned family activities make this event one of the best in Columbus. Set in a re-created 19th century village, activities include a Grand Procession, patriotic speeches, Muffins baseball, a concert by the Ohio Village Singers and a community dance. They will even have pie-eating contests!

These are some of the larger events taking place throughout Columbus on the Fourth of July, however, there are local celebrations going on all over the city! Check out some of our great recommendations, but be sure to let us know what other festivities you plan to participate in to celebrate our country’s independence!