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Doo Dah Poster 2016
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A Politically Incorrect Spin on a Parade!


Less-Than-Grand Marshal DJ Michael B. Coleman will be spinning Chaos and Control at the 33rd Annual Doo Dah Parade. 


The Doo Dah Parade is about Freedom of Speech, through humor.  Put your own humorous spin on an issue and march in irreverence on the Fourth of July in the Short North Arts District.


Remember, ALL politician must wear a funny hat.  No full nudity.  No blatant advertising.  You don’t even have to pre-register.  And, there is no entry fee!  What the what?!  This seems too good to be true!


Come out and see for yourself.  If you’re too politically correct to march, then just come and sit along the parade route to watch and get a good laugh.


There's also an Official Doo Dah Block Party on Buttles between High Street and Park Street. It's Free too with a great band line-up!


10a Ryan Smith

11a Devil Doves

12n The Jeffs

  1p National Anthem - (everyone thoughtout the entire parade route, Stand & sing please)

  1p The Doo Dah Parade

  3p Trouble Boys

  4p McCallister

  5p Dan Dougan & Little Bothers

  6p The High Definitions

Bring a chair or blanket.  Rain or shine!


For parade route and more incorrect information:


Contact:  Deb Roberts, PhDooDahology

Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah


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.  (Walkers will go down Russell, cars will go straight down High Street).


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
Doo Dah Rock Star Line-Up

10a Ryan Smith

11a Devil Doves 

12n The Jeffs

1p National Anthem -

1p The Doo Dah Parade

3p Trouble Boys

4p McCallister

5p Dan Dougan & Little Bothers

6p The High Definitions



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."

 Doo Dah $$ Congress 

“The Grand Club”

Short North Tavern

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq.

The Garden * The Chamber * The Joint

Tom Coombs, Rolling Meadows, IL

Bernard's Tavern

CD102.5/Big Room Bar & Sir Randy Malloy

White Castle

Club 185

El Camino Inn

Little Palace

Philco Bar + Diner

The Rossi Bar + Kitchen


“Supreme Senators”

Short North Civic Association

Short North Foundation

Press Grill & Press Grill 5th Avenue

Zeno's on 3rd Ave

Greg Zanetos

Anthony Thomas Candies

Doug & Kim Borror

Mike's Bar

Pint House

Forno Kitchen + Bar

Mac’s Café

Fabian’s Chicago Style Pizza Place

Union Café

Axis Night Club

Dempsey's Food + Spirits


“Special Joint Chiefs”

Accountants on Parole

Skyward Grille

Second Sole

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

    Franklin Co. Clerk of Courts

James B. Ford, D.D.S.

Denmark On High

Walt Thieman

Victorian Village Guest House

Seventh Son Brewing

sdg Security

Stonewall Columbus

Bill & Lisa Wood

Flying Ace Rental

Michael's Goody Boy

Cutler Real Estate's Meyer & Dial Team

basi italia

Todd & Mindy Law

The Appraisal Group, Inc.

BIG FUN! Columbus

Downtown Michael S. Brown

Michael Sexton, Mayor of the Short North 

 Councilman Michael Stinziano

Air BnB 3rd Floor in Vic Village

Wilber Hills Country Club

E.C.T. Pedicab 


“Loyal Lobbyists”

Attorney Andrew Klein


Kristin Boggs - 18th HD State Rep.


Ziggy's Drive-Thru on 3rd


About Face

Dr. Dennis Agin


Thurber Village Market BP


Farm Boy Bill (William B. Casey)


Level Dining Lounge


Healing Ways, Christine McDevitt, LMT


Kroger Community Rewards #84794


Sgt. Dale - "I Know Nothing" Schultz


Fitness Resources Personal Training


Boulevard Strategies


Cameron Mitchell Restaurants


Sharon Young w/KW Classic Properties


Poet & Editor Pudding Magazine

  Connie Willett Everett

Walter Jan Everett

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

The Lamp Shade

Bruce Dooley of KW Dooley Co & Team


  Donna Bates 




Our Fallen U.S. Troops


Gregory M. Carr - Doo Dah Founder


Tommy Thomson - Short North Gazette Founder


Leslyn Marie Coombs Yowell

Amos H. Lynch Sr


David Preston Rodebaugh

Kristin Kraft-Tuten


Cherri Mitchell

Denny Griffith



Mike Bowersock

Nancy Haitz

Officer Steven Smith





The Doo Dah DisOrganizers


Audio Slayer Productions  

Five Star Events & Catering


Central OH Chapter of NECA


IBEW Local 683


Chase Bank German Village

First Commonwealth Bank



Short North Alliance

Mid-Ohio Golf Carts

Hannah Burgoon


Short North Gazette

The Media

Short North Travel

r design & printing

Experience Columbus


Greg Solak of

   Staples Facilities Solutions


City of Columbus Staffers

Columbus City Police


Columbus Distributing Co.


Putnam White Lewis Ins. Agency Inc.


Ares Sportswear

Donna Estep, Mixed Media Artist



@ High & Buttles<7/4>10a-7p

Free Music! Free Entry! Cheap Beer!

 Doo Dah Rock Star Line-Up

10a Ryan Smith

11a Devil Doves

12n The Jeffs

1p National Anthem -

1p The Doo Dah Parade

3p Trouble Boys

4p McCallister

5p Dan Dougan & Little Bothers

6p The High Definitions

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


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

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Doo Dah Parade 2008
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Doo Dah Parade 2008
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Doo Dah Parade 2008
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Doo Dah Parade 2008
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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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