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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2017 Doo Dah Review by Columbus Underground
14 feb 18 @ 4:09 pm est 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2010 Doo Dah Parade Financial Healers
  The Deliriously Fevered

Short North Tavern

Joe Landusky(.com), Esq.

Mike's Bar & Grill

Short North Civic Association

The Garden - The Joint - The Chamber

Zeno's on 3rd Ave

I.B.E.W. Local 683

Bud Light

The Severely Infected

Greg Zanetos - Cocoa Manor

Accountants on Parole

Anonymously Donated by Al Schulman

Betty's Fine Food + Spirits

Baker's Acres Concrete Jungle

basi italia

C&W Investment Company

The Burgundy Room

Skully's Music-Diner

Lincoln St. Studios, Architects

Phillip & Sons Coney Island

Michael Sexton

Press Grill

Thurber Village Market BP

Union Bar + Food

Wilber Hills Country Club

Rossi Bar & Kitchen

Yellow Cab 444-4444

Yello Cab Text:  777CAB

Nida's Thai Cuisine

Bodega Cafe & Carryout

Columbus Cleaning Solutions

Crabbe, Brown & James Esq.'s

Grand Day Café

Ziggy's Drive Thru

City Kids Daycare Downtown

Bernard's Tavern

Spinelli's Deli

Tom Coombs - Rolling Meadows, IL

Bruce Dooley @

Sharon Young @

Yoga On High

Superior Home Maintenance

Shanna Harrell

Tiger Tree

The Original UnOrganizers

Tepid Spongers

Ibel Agency

The Lamp Shade

Vincent & Rosie Zapol

Rose Bredl Flowers +Garden

The Happy Greek

Ken Realtor

Belly Dancing by Habeebas

bink davies

Cafe' Corner now Katrina's


Don Ruben, Lawyer

Chuck & Sue Shelton

Evolved Body

F.A. Goodman Architects

Healing Ways, Christine McDevitt

Joe Theibert - Concierge

Level Dining Lounge

SoundTouch Massage Therapy

SDG Security

The UPS Store

Image Optical/Dr. T. Clark, O.D.

Voodoo Denim Lounge

Vino 100

Robert Boyer

Deep Wood Restaurant


Doo Dah DisOrganizers

Short North

Community Festival (ComFest)

PediCab/Late Night Slice

r design + printing

Staples Cleaning Supplies

Yankee Trader & Brian Boyd

The City of Columbus

The Media

Short North Gazette

outlook columbus

Experience Columbus

Columbus Monthly


Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Dentist - Dr. James B. Ford

North Market

de levee

Dedicated in Memory of

Our Beloved Doo Dah Brother Robert "Cowboy Beau" Wylie"

Miss Italian Village - Rita

Our Fallen Troops

Last updated:  6/12/2010 10:00 AM

12 jun 10 @ 10:28 am edt 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 CONTRIBUTORS (as of 5/25/09) 26 may 09 @ 11:08 am edt 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Stimulating Show-Off Troupe
2009 CONTRIBUTORSSo Far (as of 5/17/09)

The Stimulating Show-Off Troupe:

RING MASTER'S PRESIDENTIAL CLUBShort North TavernJoe LanduskyZeno's Bar on 3rd AvenueShort North Civic AssociationShort North GazetteBud Light HIGH FLYING RISK TAKERSMike's Grill & Gianikos FamilyGreg ZanetosFireproof Records CenterSpinelli's DeliBodegaShort North STRANGE BUT TRUE TO DOO DAHThurber Village (BP) MarketYankee TraderCafé' CornerSDG SecurityC & W InvestmentBrad Shimp of CCDCSkully's Music-Dinerbasi italiaCrabbe, Brown & James LLP DOG & PONY SHOWColumbus Cleaning SolutionsHERHerb.comPhillip & Sons Coney IslandAccountants on ParoleTake 2 ApparelJoe Theibert - Concierge THE PEANUT STAND*Vincent & Rosie daDogsRetired Pipefitter Ted & FayeEvolved Body ArtF.A. Goodman Architects, L.L.C.Ibel Agency GRANTSFranklin County Neighborhood Arts Council
Columbus Arts Council PRIZESTBA KUDOSThe Doo Dah DisOrganizers &MisManagementr design + printing + upsShort North Business Association The Suck-Up Part...The M's of Mayor Coleman's OfficeCity Hall / City Council(especially Lady Lelia Cady)
City of
Columbus:  Parks & Recreation +Clean-up +Fire Department +Traffic +Transportation +Permits +Police IN MEMORYDennis P. CarrOur Fallen Troops 
17 may 09 @ 8:39 am edt 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Will you stimulate Doo Dah?
Friends of Doo Dah"Greatest Show-Offs On Earth!"
The infamous Columbus Doo Dah Parade has not yet been awarded our billion dollar stimulus bailout to move forward with the 2009 Doo Dah Parade. Doo Dah needs you!  Will you stimulate the Doo Dah Parade? To avoid immediate and incessant, harassing collection calls that come with non-payment of legitimate and, up until now, widely ignored debts, Doo Dah Parade DisOrganizers seek relief from you!   Line-items in our $87B annual budget are police, permits, pay-offs & bribes, toilets, clean-up on isle 4, and other unmentionables.   You will stimulate the economy and artistic gain by contributing to Doo Dah.  You’ll get listed on over 2,000 posters & fliers, nearly 1,000 T-Shirts and our web-site (now with over 55,000 hits!), and who knows where else.  Those who have money in by time our advertisements go to print; you’ll also be listed in a full page ad in the Short North Gazette.  Wow! Help us keep the tradition of being an all volunteer, community-supported display of liberty & lunacy, by contributing to Doo Dah Parade + Party. I Want To  Be A Stimulator! Title: “Stimulating Show-Off Troupe”Categories:·                    $500 & up* = The Ring Master’s Presidential Club**·                    $200 – $499= High Flying Risk Takers ·                    $100 - $199 = Strange But True to Doo Dah·                    $50 - $99 = Dog & Pony Show·                    $0= $49 = The Peanut Stand* _____ I Donate $ ___________ to Doo Dah and I’ve enclosed my check. # ___________._____ Please bill me $____________.  I want to pay with credit card through your Pay-Pal account._____ I’ll be mailing my check in the amount of $______________ by: _________________ Donations $50 and over will get you listed on over 2,000 posters & fliers, nearly 1,000 T-Shirts and our web-site (now with over 55,000 hits!), plus special advertisements.  *Donations up to $50 will be listed web only.  ** Donations over $500 will also be listed on Event Banners Show-off’s Name & Address:  __________________________________________________________________List Me as:  ________________________________________________________________________________My Web-Site link:  ____________________________________________
Phone: ________________________

Make Checks Payable To:  Friends of Doo DahPlease Mail To:  235 Buttles Avenue, Columbus OH  43215-1303(Short North Business Association Member) We thank you for your support to The Doo Dah Parade! The Doo Dah MisManagement & Troupe The Friends of Doo Dah is an ALL VOLUNTEER based Not-For-Profit organization.  Main Contact:  Deb Roberts, Mz Doo Dah – ChairChick & Queen: Please retain a copy for your tax records.  Doo Dah Hotline:  614-228-0621 //
11 may 09 @ 11:47 am edt 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2009 Doo Dah Parade & Party Calendar of Meetings & Events
2009 Doo Dah Parade & Party Calendar of Meetings & Events

2/17/2009/ 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
3/18/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
3/31/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
4/14/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
4/21/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
4/28/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
5/12/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
5/19/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
5/26/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
6/2/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
6/4/2009 / 12:00 pm Final day to get on Poster & T-Shirt
6/4/2009 / 8:00 am Posters go to print
6/5/2009 / 1:30 pm Post Posters (call for your stack 1-614-228-0621)
6/5/2009 / All Day T-shirts to go print
6/9/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
6/16/2009 / 6:30 pm Doo Dah Parade & Party Meeting - Short North Tavern
6/17/2009 / 6:30 pm Less-Than-Honorable Judge's Meeting - TBD
6/18/2009 / 6:30 pm PRIDE Booth Production - 235 Buttles Ave
6/19/2009 / 1:30 p.m.
Set up @ PRIDE- Park Street/Brickel
6/20/2009 / 12:00 pm PRIDE PARADE - Goodale Park
6/23/2009 / 6:30 pm ComFest Booth Production - 235 Buttles Ave
6/25/2009 / 1:30 p.m.
Set up @ ComFest - Park Street/Brickel
6/26/2009 / All Day COM FEST - Goodale Park
6/27/2009 / 1:00 pm 7 Days 'til Doo Dah Day! - Whoo hoo!!
6/27/2009 / All Day COM FEST - Goodale Park
6/28/2009 / All Day COM FEST - Goodale Park
6/30/2009 / 6:30 pm Parade Production Meeting - 235 Buttles Ave
7/1/2009 / 9:00 am Hang No Parking Signs - start @ 235 Buttles Ave
7/1/2009 / 8:00 a.m.
Golf Carts Delivered @ 235 Buttles Avenue
7/3/2009 / 11:00 pm Set out trash boxes
7/3/2009 / 11:30 pm Hang No Parking signs (2nd round) - 235 Buttles Ave
7/3/2009 / 11:45 pm Close Buttles Avenue with Barricades
7/4/2009 / 1:00 pm The 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade!!
7/4/2009 / 10:00 am Party Volunteer Check-in 10:00 a.m.
- 9 Buttles Ave
7/4/2009 / 11:00 am Doo Dah Parade Party - Buttles Avenue 9 Buttles Ave
7/4/2009 / 11:00 am Parade Volunteer Check-in - Short North Tavern
7/4/2009/ 12:00 pm Line up begins! - Park Street @ Buttles (head North)
7/4/2009 / 3:30 pm Parade route clean up
7/5/2009 / 12:00 pm Parade Clean up (again)
7/5/2009 / All Day Recovery from Doo Dah
7/6/2009 / 8:00 a.m.
Golf Carts Delivered @ 235 Buttles Avenue
7/28/2009 / 6:30 pm 1st Post Doo Dah Wrap Meeting - Short North Tavern
8/4/2009 / 12:00 pm Financial Report Due - Grants
8/25/2009 / 6:30 pm 2nd Post Doo Dah Wrap Meeting - Short North Tavern
17 feb 09 @ 6:43 am est 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Doo Dah Parade & Party 2009
26th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
July 4th, 2009 @ 1:00 P.M.
(Short North & Victorian Village)
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy at the
26th Annual Doo Dah Parade!
Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor.
The Craziest Parade in History! 
Be one of the "Greatest Show-Offs On Earth!"
Doo Dah Parade 2009
8 feb 09 @ 4:46 pm est 

Thoughts for 2009:

User Manual

How to be awesome at standing out in a parade

By Melissa Starker (Columbus Alive)

blog I e-mail

With Pride Parade and Doo Dah Parade coming up July 4, you might be in the mood to get in the lineup and say it loud, whatever "it" may be. Below, a few tips to make a memorable impression.

1. Start simply

Even though you're moving slowly, you're still moving. If you're trying to get a message across, especially if it's a political statement, it's best to sum it up in five words or less. If you put it on a sign, make sure it's clearly readable from a distance.

2. Be colorful

Comfort should always be factored in on a long walk, but that doesn't mean you can't be dazzling. If you're not afraid of exhibitionism, skin always gets noticed. Stripes, neons, sequins, feathers and silk flowers are also parade-appropriate, or you can kick it grade-school with tissue paper flowers.

Get florist wire or green pipe cleaners and sheets of colored tissue paper from a crafts store. Cut the tissue into squares about five by seven inches or smaller. Layer several squares and accordion-fold them together. Take a piece of wire or pipe cleaner, pinch the tissue at the center, fold the wire in half over the pinch and twist-tie it tightly. Then fluff the tissue layers up and apart to give the appearance of a carnation. Use the excess wire to affix the flower to your shoes, fingers, belt loops or tank top straps. If you want to go all out, attach some chicken wire to yourself and have at it.

3. Don't be shy

Work the crowd. Wave frequently, Come up with a catchy chant to repeat and get onlookers to say it with you. Strutting can work if done right.

4. Bear gifts

If you're parading in any kind of motorized vehicle, carry a supply of items to bestow upon the crowd along the way. They'll go wild. The Pride and Doo Dah parade lines have yielded everything from candy to rape whistles to Natural Light tall boys (we wouldn't recommend that one).

We agree with everything Melissa said, except the "throwing things".  Doo Dah's broken that bad habit and would like to stick with it.  If you're walking, and you can "hand" something to a spectator, that's fine.

8 feb 09 @ 8:22 am est 

2009 Parade Route
2009 Parade Route:  (Line-Up Begins on Park Street Heading North) Break out on Buttles Avenue, Nudge Up Neil Avenue, Saunter Over Second Avenue, And Huff it Down High Street, Wrangle a Right On Russell Avenue Take it Back to the Beginning and to The Doo Dah Parade Block Party!
8 feb 09 @ 8:17 am est 

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pictures from Chicago, IL
Linda J from Chicago, IL was in to see the Doo Dah Parade.  Here's her pictures
14 jul 08 @ 8:52 am edt 

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March in the Doo Dah Parade!  Knock it off your Bucket-List!

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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