The Doo Dah Parade - Columbus, OH

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Doo Dah Parade

2018

 

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!”


 

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

 

 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2018:

Hopefully it's someone who can terminate bad political behavior!!

2018 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Jack Decker Legal Beagle DisOrganizer Emeritus aka Beldar from France!

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

doodahparade@gmail.com


 Paying Homage to our 1st

Less-Than-Grand Marshal 1984:

John Corby

1956-2018

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
FREE!
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

Watch...
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
Umbrella
Sunscreen
Leave the water guns & water balloons & pets at home please

March...
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! 

InVolunteer…
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: 
 614-228-0621

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!
FREE ADMISSION!! 
 
2018 Doo Dah
Rock Star Line-Up:

TBA

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

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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

Satirical

Unique

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

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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.

FREE!?!?! 
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 
Thank a Contributor
by shopping their business, please. 
  

2018 Doo Dah $$ Contributors! 

Doo Dah 2018 Pleasure Seekers!

“The Grand Satisfiers”

Short North Tavern

Press Grill * Press Grill 5th Avenue

 

“Frivolous Investors”

The Angry Baker University District + Olde Town East

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies

Stonewall Columbus

Joseph R. Landusky II, Esq.

 

“Gaga for Doo Dah”

Denmark On High

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

Citizens for Michael Stinziano

Accountants on Parole

Air BnB Third Floor in Victorian Village

 

“Fulfilment Department”

DML Construction

DJ's Corner Pub

Kroger Community Rewards

Columbus Foundation & The BIG GIVE

Bradley Bauer of Concierge Real Estate Co.

 

"KUDOS"

 

The Doo Dah DisOrganizers

Ares Sportswear

Audio Slayer Productions

Charlie Baltzer & Columbus Distributing Co.

Chase Bank - German Village Branch

City of Columbus & Staffers

Columbus City Police

Community Festival

Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio *

Central OH Chapter of NECA *

GPAD * IBEW Local 683

Experience Columbus

First Commonwealth Bank

Five Star Events & Catering

Gorman's Body Shop + Print Shop

Putnam White Lewis Insurance Agency Inc.

r printing and design

Short North Alliance

Short North Gazette & CMH Media

Short North Travel

The Wood Companies

 

 

"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-Lahotia

John Corby - 1st Less-Than-Grand Marshal

Geno Spiller

Darrell Harrison

Victims of the Bowling Green Massacre

Cleveland Indian's Mascot

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 https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
 

Official PayPal Seal

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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”, 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!

Columbus Ohio
Every Fourth of July

https://groups.yahoo.com/doodahparade

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