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Doo Dah Parade


33rd Annual Doo Dah Parade

Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!

Freedom of speech, through humor! 

Columbus, OH

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Stand & Sing out the National Anthem at 1pm! 

Parade @ 1:00 p.m.

Line-up somewhere around Noon

Block Party 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March in the 33rd Annual Doo Dah Parade

(that'll be a record) 

No Entry Fee!  Just Show Up!! 

Doo Dah 2016 dedicated in loving memory of our

Founder, Gregory M. Carr 


Founder, Gregory M. Carr
Doo Dah 2007


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal:

Former Mayor of Columbus, Michael B. Coleman!

(Also known as "Citizen Mike") 

2016 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

 Walt Thieman! 

Walt's repsonsiblity with Doo Dah is to not only "handle" the Less-Than-Grand Marshal, he is required to take a nap while selling T-Shirt at ComFest.   

33rd Annual
Doo DahParade & Party
Monday, July 4th, 2016
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy at the
33rd Annual Doo Dah Parade!
Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor.
The Craziest Parade in History! 
Parade Line-up begins as early as 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops, sing out the National Anthem!
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
Beer, Bands, Fun Stuff & More ~ All Day!!
Support the Bars, Restaurants and merchants on July 4th and everyday
(especially our Doo Dah Contributors!)
Parade your stuff around Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages & Harrison West

The Doo Dah Parade.
1:00 p.m.ish – 3:00 p.m.ish
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops, sing out the National Anthem!
It’s Free!
Bring a chair or blanket
Leave the water guns & balloons & pets at home please

in the Doo Dah Parade.
Line-up @ noon on Park Street
(between Buttles/Goodale)
heading north bound.
Enter in from Goodale Blvd.
There is No Entry Fee!  
You Just Show Up!
No Pre-Registration Required.
(ya, we know that's unusual)

2016 Parade Route...

From (line-up on Park Street) West on Buttles to (ReRouting 2016) SOUTH ON DENNISON TO WEST ON COLLINS TO NORTH ON NEIL to East on Second to South on High to end at Russell & High (we ARE returning to Russell).


Don't get content that the parade route will always stay the same.  This will be about the 8th change in 32 years. 

for an InSecurity position of UnImportance 
at the Doo Dah Parade. 
We offer no pay other than a T-Shirt,
whistle, water, badge
and our undying Doo Dah Love. 
Be Brave, Volunteer
or Call The Doo Dah Hotline: 

Parade Party!!! - Free Admission!
The Party starts At 10:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo Dah Parade has settled
(probably until 7pm)
Location:  On Buttles Avenue
(Between High Street and Park Street)
Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music,
Entertainment, Beer, Food, and Prizes. 
Thank the bands...they're all playing for FREE!!
Doo Dah Rockin' Rockers 2016
Line-Up TBA


How some people explain Doo Dah:


Craziest Parade in History

Doo Dah!  Doo Dah

Humorous! Fun! Fantastic

Liberty & Lunacy

Freedom of Speech, through humor

Express yourself

It’s a very important day for the Marching Fidel’s



Symbolic of how Columbus is

You can be who you want to be and have a great time doing it

It’s all meant in Jest and fun

Important for a mother to show her daughter all the uniqueness and diversity

Laughter is the best medicine


Our Old Web-site that we out grew (Great hysterical facts) 

The Friends of Doo Dah is a Non-Profit Organization.  Any and all donations recieved are to continue the annual Doo Dah Parade. 
Oh, and we are registered with Ohio's Secretary of State. 

 sign up for "Doo Dah Parade InVolunteer & InSecurity."

Members of the
Doo Dah $$ Congress

(As of 4.26.2016) 


“The Grand Club”

Short North Tavern

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq.

The Garden, The Chamber, The Joint

Tom Coombs, Rolling Meadows, IL

CD102.5 & Sir Randy Malloy


“Supreme Senators”

Short North Civic Association

Short North Foundation

Press Grill

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies

Zeno's on 3rd Ave

Doug & Kim Borror

Mike's Bar & Grill


 “Special Joint Chiefs”

Skyward Grille

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

    Franklin Co. Clerk of Courts

James B. Ford, D.D.S.

Denmark On High

Victorian Village Guest House

Seventh Son Brewing

sdg Security

Bill & Lisa Wood

Stonewall Columbus

Michael's Goody Boy

Cutler Real Estate's

    Meyer & Dial Team

Todd & Mindy Law

BIG FUN! Columbus

Walt Thieman

Michael S. Brown

Second Sole

Michael Sexton

Air BnB Third Floor

  in Victorian Village

Wilbur Hills Country Club

  (so exclusive there is no address!)


“Loyal Lobbyists”

Attorney Andrew Klein

Kristin Boggs - 18th HD State Representative

Ziggy's Drive-Thru on 3rd

About Face

Thurber Village Market BP

Farmboy Bill (William B. Casey)

Level Dining Lounge

Healing Ways -Therapeutic, Relaxation & Sports

   Massage - Christine McDevitt

Kroger Community Rewards Doo Dah #84794

Sgt. Dale - "I Know Nothing" Schultz

Dr. Dennis Agin

Fitness Resources Personal Training

Boulevard Strategies

Poet & Editor Pudding Magazine

  Connie Willett Everett

Walter Jan Everett

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants




Our Fallen U.S. Troops

Gregory M. Carr - Doo Dah Founder

Short North Gazette Founder & Publisher Emeritus

  Tommy Thomson

Amos H. Lynch Sr

Leslyn Marie Coombs Yowell

David Preston Rodebaugh

Cherri Mitchell

Denny Griffith


Mike Bowersock

Kristin Kraft-Tuten

Nancy Haitz

Columbus SWAT Officer Steven Smith

Me! Me! I too want to donate to Doo Dah 2016!!

   Doo Dah Rock Stars!

  Ryan Smith

  Devil Doves

  The Jeffs

    1pm National Anthem & Doo Dah Parade!

  Trouble Boys


  The High Definitions


Kroger Community Rewards Reminder
It's April, so that means it's time to renew your membership!
You can still help support Friends of Doo Dah Parade by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards!
Register and link your Kroger Plus card online, and Kroger will make a quarterly donation to Friends of Doo Dah, based on a percentage of sales of all enrolled. Our organization number is 84794.
Annual renewal of your rewards enrollment and annual (April) re-enroll is required:
1. Enrollment page

Official PayPal Seal

Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest
Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest
Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest
Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest

Put your Money Where Your Mouth Is...

Consider A Contribution!

Friends of Doo Dah

is NOW a Non-Profit Organization

It's a tax write off!!  Whoo Hoo!!

If you love Doo Dah and want to help make it happen, click on the "Donate" button, and send us some jing!  Why not?  It's a tax write off!

Official PayPal Seal

 Or, you can mail a check to “Friends of Doo Dah”, 581 Reinhard Avenue, Columbus, OH  43206-2854.  All contributors will be listed on our  Doo Dah Poster, T-Shirts and web-site.


NEW FOR 2013...Contributors will get a wacky 2013 special Doo Dah Poster proclaiming that you are a 2013 Contributor!


Hey, it's a tax right off...what the heck...make that mammoth size donation today!

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