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 7/4/2021 @ 1 PM The 38th Annual Doo Dah Parade or Bust, Baby!


Bands for 2021 already Confirmed

11:00 a.m. The Devil Doves! 

Noon - Brian Clash!



Posted by Mary B. Relotto on Saturday, September 19, 2020

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2020 Doo Dah Band Videos

1.      Brian Clash & Coffee House Rebels:
2.      Parade Line-up:

Hey Doo Dah Friends & Lovers, That Pandemic at the Disco Doo Dah Parade was a much needed comic relief.  Thanks for the laughs.  Thanks to everyone, including the $ Contributors, DisOrganizers, Bands, InVolunteers, Politicians, and media mouths. Our Virtual Voyeurs, thanks for watching.  Those in Operations & On-Line made the 1st time virtual Doo Dah Parade Pandemic Rain Date not suck so much. Working at getting the whole day's live feed video broken down into pieces. Here's Brian Clash & and the other Coffee House Rebels including John Estep, who was also in Betty Bang Band. That band's performance was fun. I've posted Mary B. Relotto's Doo Dah Parade 2020 Line-up video on Soon we'll have a video of parade there too. Check it out. It's quite fun to see up close the signs and messages from all the many entries. Thanks for everyone who was in the parade (even those on July 4th) and gave us a much-needed dose of humor. And, to the brave pandemic watchers along parade route. Thanks to my hubby for giving up his time with me to produce the parade.

Thanks, Doo Dah for the fun! Mz Doo Dah, Deb Roberts ChairChick & Queen

Announcement: The long awaited Doo Dah VEHICLES only Parade Route: from Park St, R on Buttles, L on High, L on 2nd, L on Neil, L on Poplar, L on Dennison, R on Buttles, R on Park, straight through Area District to R S-bend on Hickory continuing straight onto Marconi/Front Street (passing CPD Hqtrs), L on Broad (pass City Hall), R on High (pass Capital bldg), straight through German Village on High St and end R on Redbud and into CD102 parking lot for dismantling cars and where bands will be performing inside and online at Send your home videos and photos! #DooDah614.


Thanks, Columbus Monthly!  

Doo Dah Parade (Sept. 19)
This annual festival of facetious fun, usually a July Fourth event, was delayed but not destroyed by the coronavirus. This year’s parade will include vehicles only, decorated to address the theme of “roasting the pandemic.” (Seen above: a 2019 participant.) To that end, the parade, which starts at 1 p.m. at Buttles Avenue and Park Street, will proceed at a good clip of 20 to 25 miles per hour; participants and spectators are advised to wear masks and maintain a social distance. The block party that typically follows the parade will likely be replaced by an online after-party.

2020 Doo Dah Vitural After Parade Party. 

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Brian Clash & The Coffee House Rebels
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Pre Doo Dah Parade Chatter
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade
(if parade runs more than 30 mins, everyone's' time will 
adjust accordingly to give all 30 mins to perform.)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Betty Bangs
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Set Change
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. McCallister
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Set Change
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Victorious KayBirds
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Set Change
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. MethMatics
Listen Live 9/19/2020 at 12:15 p.m. on 


Doo Dah Parade

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH 43215 

The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Come and be IN the CAR parade 

Stay home and watch it Virtually for 2020! 


Short North, Columbus OH since 1984! 


Celebrate the Liberty & Lunacy of Freedom of Speech, through Humor at the Annual Doo Dah Parade

Be IN The Parade:

Cars only please (yes to 2 wheelers)

Line-up at Noon - North bouth

Please feel free to sing out the National Anthem at 1pm!


 Free Live Music Virtually 12 Noon - 8:00 p.m.


Post your home Doo Dah Parade Party Pictures!

“Best Political Satire Parade West of the White House!”




World Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Buster Douglas!
2017 Less-Than-Grand Marshal.


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2020:


Grandma Joy & Grandson Brad Ryan 

Grandma Joy & Brad Ryan's Journey


2020 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Michael J. Doody

Have we mentioned everything so far is free?
It's FREE to march in the Doo Dah Parade!
No Pre-Registration Required 
(yes, we know that's unusual - thank the folks in the right-hand column for that)
This year the parade is a car only parade. 
Sorry.  We know this sucks and it breaks our funny bone.
yes, scotters and such are allowed.
Everyone, please wear your mask and keep social distance
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!

A Few Needed Rules

(We Hate Rules Too, But Sometimes People Need Them) 

All Politicians Must Wear A Funny Hat

(Everyone In Their Group Needs To Be Goofyied Up Too - This Ain't Arlington, People) 

 No Blatant Advertising

(Folks Want To See Your Political Pokes, Not Business Strokes) 

 No Full Nudity

(This Isn't A Strip Club)

 No Water Balloons Or Super Soakers

(Let's Not Ruin People's Art Please)

 No Throwing Candy Or Any Other Junk From The Parade

(Besides Having To Clean Up Your Trash, There's A Chance Of Someone Getting Run Over This Way) 

 No Soft-Pawed Animals "Walking" Parade

(Unless You Walk Barefoot Too)

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2018 Doo Dah Parade Block Party Pixs








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


Now, you might say to yourself, "self, how can this all be free?!"  That's cause these fine folks listed below are paying for your opportunity to march 


Thanks to those who make it for you to march:
Quid’n Pro Quo’n with 2020 Doo Dah Visionaries!

“The Prophets”
Short North Tavern
Joseph Landusky III, Attorney-at-Law
Zeno's Bar
The Quarry Co.
The Library
Press Grill 
Press Pub 5th Avenue
Dempsey's Food + Spirits
Doug & Kim Borror 

“The Thinkers”
Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies
hoof hearted brewpub
Short North Civic Association
Paul Feeney & Chad Braun
Union Café & Axis Night Club
Thurber Village Market BP

 “The Seers”
Andrew Klein, Attorney-at-Law
James B. Ford, D.D.S. Inc.
The Appraisal Group, Inc. - Ben Corcoran
Walt Thieman
Sharon Morton
Cutler Real Estate Team Meyer & Dial
Big Fun! Columbus
Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern
Seventh Son Brewing & Think
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts
Michael Sexton, The Chairman
Downtown Michael S. Brown
Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano

“Live Wires”
urbanorder architecture
Suzanne Rizer
Hey Hey Bar & Grill
Douglas Ritchey
First Commonwealth Bank - Short North
Accountants on Parole
Thom Crowe
Farmboy Bill
Bruce Dooley of KW Dooley Co & Team
Sharon Young w/KW Classic Properties
Brenda Killian 

The Doo Dah DisOrganizers
Ares Sportswear
Columbus Foundation’s BIG GIVE
Short North Gazette & CMH Media
r design & printing
Gorman’s Body Shop & Printing
Orbit Design
CD102.5 & Big Room Bar
Doo Dah Rock Stars

"In Memory"
Our Fallen U.S. Troops
Mrs. King
Dave Brownstein
Kyle Reinhard
Dianne Muka
Baron Horest Von Moosheimer
Katie "Bug" Fox 
Frank Manos
William C. Hemming, Artiste
Tom Coombs, Rolling Meadows, IL
Roller Derby Girl Ellen Zelis Aria
Mama Barb Dempsey
Mark Dempsey
All Covid-19 Victims  

Wear a Mask *
Social Distance *
Watch On-Line *
Facebook & Instagram us your home photos! 


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

Kroger Community Rewards Reminder
Every April - 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 
Annual renewal of your rewards enrollment and annual (April) re-enroll is required:
1. Enrollment page

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Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest

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. 

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”, 1148 Studer Ave, Columbus, OH  43206. 
All contributors will be listed on our  Doo Dah Poster, T-Shirts and web-site.
$500 & over get listed on banners too!


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

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