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Doo Dah Parade


34th Annual Doo Dah Parade

"World Championship of Insanity.  It'll Knock You Out!" 

Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy

Freedom of speech, through humor

Columbus, OH

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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

Parade @ 1:00 p.m.

Line-up starts somewhere around Noon

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

(Live Music! Beer on Tap!

On the Street! Free Entry!

@ Buttles & High) 

March in the 34th Annual Doo Dah Parade!

No Entry Fee!  Just Show Up!

Photo Announcement of Less-Than-Grand Marshal
James "Buster" Douglas!


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal:

Former Undisputed

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

and Author,

James “Buster” Douglas!!

2017 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Frank Randall (Randy) Tarr

DisOrganizer, Emeritus!

34th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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 join in & sing out the National Anthem!
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
 Block Party
ON Buttles Avenue at High Street
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 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)
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)


Please Do Not Throw 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)

2017 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.

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!
2017 Doo Dah
Rock Star Line-Up

10am-10:45am Ryan Smith
11:am-11:45am The Jeffs
12pm-1:00pm Devil Doves
1:00 p.m. National Anthem - Entire Parade Route
1:01pm The 33rd Annual Doo Dah Parade
1:45-2:30 pm Doc Robinson
3pm - 400pm Vodka ROXX
4:15pm-5:00 Trouble Boys
5:15pm-6:00pm McCallister
6:15-7pm C LA C I



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. 

2017 Doo Dah $$ Champions! 

“The Grand Weigh-In”

Short North Tavern

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq. 

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

 “Money Belt Heavyweights”

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies

Doug & Kim Borror

Zeno's Bar on 3rd Ave 

Tom Coombs, Rolling Meadows, IL 

Gorman's Body Shop + Print Shop 

Mac's Cafe * Fabian's Chicago Style Pizza Place 

Park Street Tavern * City Tavern

“Soapboxer Contenders”

Columbus City Councilmember Michael Stinziano 

Downtown Michael S. Brown

Michael E. Sexton, The Chairman

Cutler Real Estate's Meyer & Dial Team

Denmark On High

Air BnB Third Floor in Victorian Village

James B. Ford, D.D.S.

Stonewall Columbus & Think

William Parnell

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

Anonymous Donation by Albert Schulman

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown

First Commonwealth Bank - Short North Branch

Bill & Lisa Wood 

Local Bar Short North 

“Down for the Count”

Christine McDevitt, LSW, LMT - Healing Way Massage Therapy

Suzanne Rizer

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Kroger Community Rewards

Donna Bates

Accountants on Parole

Walt Thieman

Thurber Village Market BP 

Sharon Young w/KW Classic Properties 



The Doo Dah DisOrganizers

Donna Estep, Mixed Media Artist 

Ares Sportswear

Audio Slayer Productions

Charlie Baltzer & Columbus Distributing Co.

Chase Bank - German Village Branch

City of Columbus & Staffers

Columbus City Police


GPAD * IBEW Local 683  

Central OH Chapter - National Electricial Contractors Association

Experience Columbus

Five Star Events & Catering

Greg Solak of Staples Facilities Solutions

Putnam White Lewis Insurance Agency Inc.

r printing and design

Short North Alliance

Short North Gazette & CMH Media

Short North Travel

"In Memory"

Our Fallen U.S. Troops

Governor George Voinovich

The Legendary, John F. Wolfe

Joseph "Joe Show" Pasternak

614's Scott Cunningham

Vic Village Icon Charles Michael Olshawsky

Salesman of the Year, D.D. Frye

Willie the 4-legged police officer

Colo, world's oldest zoo gorilla

Astronaut & National Hero, Sen. John H. Glenn Jr

Marching Fidel, Steve "DUDE" Mount

Joseph E. Theibert - UnOfficial Starter 

Doo Dah 2017 Dedicated in Memory of our Beloved Doo Dah Brother, Joe Theibert – The UnOfficial Starter




·       10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Ryan Smith - Solo

·       11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Jeffs - "JEFF TOBIN guitar/lead vocals, GEOFF WILCOX, bass/vocals, PAIGE VANDIVER drums/vocals, DOUG HARE lead guitar"

·       12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Devil Doves - "Junior Kauffman - Vocals & Lyrics, Kyle "Headband" Davis – Cajon, Rico "Thunderstorm" Nassau – Bass, Jeff Straw – Keys"

·       1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Doc Robinson - Jonathan Elliott & Nick D'Andrea

·       3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vodka ROXX - "Ezell Underdown – Guitar, Don Duryea – Guitar, Scott Keeton - Lead Vocals, Jason Adam Leavitt – Drums, Mike Iannarino - Bass"

·       4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trouble Boys "Steve Perakis Bass, Joseph Mismas Keys vox, Chris Cox Skins, Jon Swain Lead guitar vox, Chris Barton Words guitar and vox"

·       5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. McCallister Bobby Corkwell – Guitar, Daniel Sean Anderson – Guitar & lead vocals, Angela Fowler - Drums

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. C LA C I – Mark Hunter 


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”, 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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