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July 4th, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

36th Annual Doo Dah Parade + Party!

Columbus, OH 

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Doo Dah 2018 Sweat Equity, Thank you!

It was hotter than Haiti, but the parade had the funniest stuff west of the White House.

To everyone who braved the suppressing heat and watched the parade, and to everyone who marched in the sweltering heat, you now wear a Badge of True Doo Dah Courage. You put in Doo Dah sweat equity that contributed to one of the best hysterical and historical satirical parades ever! Your humor was HOT!

To the block party bands and the Doo Dah Rock Stars, thank you too for your talent and fun tunes that wafted through the thick air over Doo Dah.

To the InVolunteers, InSECURITY, Line-up & Starters, Clean-up on Isle 4, DisOrganizers, Vendors, Sound and Stage crew, solar & POWER, MC Dougan, Police, and BeerTenders, I thank you too for pitching in, working in that heat and making the operation of Doo Dah look a little less DisOrganized than we actually are.

And, BIG thank you to all of the Contributors who paid for the parade; and to the media for promoting the parade; and to the art team for making us look pretty.

For the hottest Doo Dah Parade in history…you were the coolest people ever!

With much love and happiness from the Land of Doo Dah,

Mz Doo Dah, Deb Roberts, PhDooDahology

ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah


Doo Dah Parade



The 35th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Where Liberty & Lunacy is Still a Pleasure!


Celebrate the Liberty & Lunacy of Freedom of Speech, through Humor in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH, at the The 35th Annual Doo Dah Parade  


on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, at 1 pm. Line-up @ Noon. Rain Date (July 3rd)

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


Free Live Music Block Party 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. @ High & Buttles (from High to Park St)

 No Entry Fee!  Just Show Up!

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


Block Party - Live Music @ High & Buttles

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

Food & Music

Free entry! 

2018 Rock Star Band Line-up 

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.           The Coffee House Rebels

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.           Devil Doves

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.            The Apple-Bottom Gang

1:00 p.m.         National Anthem - Sit or Stand. It's your right!

1:01pm            The 35th Annual Doo Dah Parade

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Rev C Barton Love and Blood Simple

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Donna Mogavero Band

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MethMatics

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. McCallister

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dan Dougan & His Little Bothers

World Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Buster Douglas!
2017 Less-Than-Grand Marshal. Who will be LTGM 2018?!


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2018:

Johnny DiLoretto!

2018 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Jack Decker Legal Beagle DisOrganizer Emeritus aka Beldar from France!




Can you guess who these 4 original Doo Dah UnOrganizers are?

 Paying Homage to our 1st

Less-Than-Grand Marshal 1984:

John Corby


R.I.P. our dear old friend.

35th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!
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,
Feel free to sing out the National Anthem!
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
 Block Party
ON Buttles Avenue at High Street
July 4th, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free Live Music ALL DAY!
Beer, Bands, Fun Stuff & More ~ All Day!
Free Entry to All!
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,
please feel free to join in on the 52 part harmony singing of the National Anthem!
It’s Free!
Bring a chair or blanket
Leave the water guns & water balloons & pets at home please

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 below in the right-hand column for that)
This is mostly a walking parade.  So, if you're on or in a motorized vehicle, stay paced with the walker in front of you, and please don't leave a giant gap between entries.  
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) 

 No Motorized Acrobats.   

(cheese-us folks, we shouldn't have to explain this one) 

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)

2018 Parade Route...

From Line-Up On Park Street (heading north)

To West On Buttles

To South On Dennison

To West On Collins

To North On Neil 

To East On Second

To South On High

To End At Russell & High.  

Walkers Will Go Down Russell back to Park St,

Cars Will Go Straight Down High Street.

Come on down to the Block Party at High & Buttles before and/or after the parade! 

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 7 pm this year)
Location:  On Buttles Avenue
(Between High Street and Park Street)
Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music, Beer & Food
Thank the bands!
2018 Doo Dah
Rock Star Line-Up:


Confirmed:  McCallisterBobby Corkwell - Guitar, Daniel Sean Anderson - Guitar & lead vocals, Angela Fowler - Drums 








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.

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
Thank a Contributor
by shopping their business, please. 

2018 Doo Dah $$ Contributors! 

Doo Dah 2018 Pleasure Seekers!

“The Grand Satisfiers”

Short North Tavern

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq.

White Castle

Sir Randy Malloy
Big Room Bar

Union Bar + Food

Corso Ventures:
Forno Kitchen + Bar
Short North Food Hall
Standard Hall
Short North Pint House

Dempsey's Food + Spirits

Tom Coombs of
Rolling Meadows, IL

Buckeye Construction Systems &
Drain Logistics


 “Frivolous Investors”

The Angry Baker U.D. + O.T.E

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies

Stonewall Columbus

Press Grill + Press Pub 5th Ave

Doug & Kim Borror

The Garden + The Joint + The Chamber

Club 185

El Camino Inn

Little Palace

Philco Bar + Diner

The Rossi Bar + Kitchen   

Mike's Bar & Grill

Short North Civic Association

Zeno’s Bar on 3rd

Local Cantina - all 8 locations: 

  1. Grandview 
  2. Gahanna 
  3. Clintonville 
  4. The Brewery District 
  5. Hilliard 
  6. Chesterland 
  7. Westerville 
  8. Dublin 


“Gaga for Doo Dah”

Accountants on Parole

Anonymous Donation by Albert Schulman

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown

Denmark On High

Bernard’s Tavern

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

Michael Stinziano CMH City Council Member

Downtown Michael S. Brown

Michael Sexton – The Chairman

Air BnB Third Floor in Victorian Village

Seventh Son Brewing

Cutler Real Estate's Meyer & Dial Team

Bill and Tammie Parnell & Think

Bill Wood Photography

Bill & Lisa Wood

Thurber Village Market (BP on Neil)

The Appraisal Group - Ben Corcoran

Mac's, a Proper Pub + Fabian's Chicago Style Pizza Place

Flying Ace Rentals

Park Street Tavern + City Tavern

About Face

Donna Bates

Local Bar Short North

Wilber Hills Country Club

BIG FUN! Columbus

Walt Thieman

Todd & Mindy Law turning 60 this year 


“Fulfilment Department”

DML Floors

DJ's Corner Pub

Greg & Marian Stover

Kroger Community Rewards

Columbus Foundation & The BIG GIVE

Bradley Bauer ~ Concierge Real Estate Co.

Kaplan Artists Group/

First Commonwealth Bank - Short North

The Lamp Shade

Hey! Hey! Bar + Grill

William B Casey

Gorman Body Shop

Sharon Young w/Keller Williams Classic Properties

Suzanne Rizer

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Christine McDevitt - Healing Way Massage Therapy

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

basi italia

Bruce Dooley of  KW Dooley Co & Team

Douglas Ritchey – The Emperor

Sgt. Dale "I Know Nothing" Schultz

Ziggy's Drive-Thru on 3rd

Donatos Pizza


Thanks to the 2018 Doo Dah DisOrganizers! 

*DisOrganizer DisHonoree 2018; Jack Decker

*Barricade Boss; Chet Ridenour

*Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman; Robert G. Marks

*Beer Lady & Nudge; Mindy Law

*BeerMister; Todd Law

*Childish Issues; Micah

*Clean-Up on Isle 4; Josh Roberts

*Emperor of the Short North; Doug Ritchey

*Golf Cart Gaucho; Bill Wood

*Golf Cart Gaucho; Lisa Wood

*I Store their junk; Kathy Pilcher Rhinehart

*Illinois Division of Doo Dah; Tom Coombs

*InSECURITY Chief; Michael S. Brown

*InSECURITY; Bryan Hartley

*InSECURITY; Lee Roberts

*InSECURITY; Myeesa Robertson

*InVolunteer Commando; Jackie Gleason

*It’s all a Sign; Kris Booth

* Legal Beagle; King Charlie Loutzenhiser

*Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler; Walt Thieman  

*Mrs Doo Dah & T-Shirt Shucker; Dianne Kiener

*Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah; Deb Roberts

*No Parking, Man; Keith McInturf

*Parade Line-up Deputy Dog; Frank Manos

*Parade Line-up Deputy Dog; Marty Stutz

*Parade Line-up Deputy Dog; Shanna Harrell

*Parade Line-up Deputy Dog; Sharon Morton

*Parade UnOffical Sr. Starter; Michael J. Doody

*UnOfficial Starter; Chas Kaplan

*UnOfficial Starter; Sir Randy Malloy

*Princess; Kirsten King

*Print Whore; Charlie Baltzer

*Stage MC & Mgr.; Dan Dougan

*Street Party Chief; Suzie Simpson

*Top of the ladder; Ross Rhinehart

*T-Shirt Shucker; Brian Boyd

*T-Shirt Squad (Co-Cap-e-tan); Bob Wicks

*T-Shirt Squad (Co-Cap-e-tan); Sharon Young

*Solar Czar; Zach McGuire. 


And thanks to…

*Ares Sportswear; Czars Derek and Josh

*Audio Slayer Productions

*Columbus Distributing Co.

*City of Columbus Staffers

*Columbus City Police


*Chase Bank German Village


*Experience Columbus

*Five Star Events & Catering

*First Commonwealth Bank

*Putnam White Lewis Ins.

*r printing and design

*Short North Alliance

*Short North Gazette

*Columbus Media

*Columbus Monthly

*The Wood Companies

*Doo Dah Rock Stars

*Our InVolunteers.


"In Memory"

Our Fallen U.S. Troops

Frank "Randy" Tarr - DisOrganizer

Patricia "Pat" Lewis

Barbara Jane Austin

Jean Marie Grote

Gregory Scott Gribble Rodebaugh

Scout Sampson-Lahoti

John Corby

Geno Spiller

Darrell Harrison

Kevin Miles

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 84794.
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

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!

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 Or, you can mail a check to “Friends of Doo Dah”, P.O. Box 6287, Columbus, OH  43206.  All contributors will be listed on our  Doo Dah Poster, T-Shirts and web-site.


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

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