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Doo Dah 2020 Pandemic Parade

September 19, 2020 @ Park & Buttles - Line up @ Noon on Park Street (coming in from Goodale)

We'll be cruising at a hair blowing speed of 20-25 MPH, so VEHICLES ONLY please. Sorry walkers this just ain't the year to take a walk in a group environment. Trust us, it breaks our funny bone.  Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2020: Grandma Joy & Grandson Brad Ryan will still be parading with us. 


For Pete's sake, put a MASK ON and keep SOCIAL DISTANCE.

There's a ton of things out there to satire, even the fact that we couldn't celebrate a lot of holidays.  So, bring your bunny ears/shamrock hat out, politicians get your funny hats on and let's roast this Pandemic.  Don't forget to put tape on all 4 corners of your signs so the wind doesn't blow it back, we want people to be able to read them when you're moving.

The after party is still in planning stages but will not be in Goodale Park.  Too many people and the Governor & Liquor Dept most likely will xnay on the permita. so, bands, hold tight, I'm trying to figure this out so that the folks of Columbus can get a dose of live local music from the comforts of their own yards and couches. 

For a short time, you can pre-order a Doo Dah Pandemic Parade T-shirt for $20 including shipping so we can


 mail one to you once they're all printed.

Use PayPal or your credit card








Love, Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah. 



The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade is postponed to Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  In conjunction with moving the date, we’re moving the UnOfficially Official Doo Dah Parade After Party to a new location!  We’re moving the party to Goodale Park gazebo near the line-up area!  The party has free live music from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. All on Saturday, September 19th, 2020!  Post Apocalypse Doo Dah Parade will be a celebration of Liberty & Lunacy and will be the biggest dang-nab-it St Paddy's Easter De Mayo Memorial Bash of July ever!

For more info:

Deb Roberts, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah


Doo Dah Parade

Satuday, September 19th, 2020

Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH 43215 

The 37th Annual Doo Dah Parade



Short North, Columbus OH since 1984! 


Celebrate the Liberty & Lunacy of Freedom of Speech, through Humor at the Annual Doo Dah Parade


on Saturday, September 19th, 2020, at 1 pm. Line-up 

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


Free Live Music Block Party 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. @ the Gazebo in Goodale Park!

 No Entry Fee!  Just Show Up!

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




UnOfficial Official Doo Dah Parade Block Party 

w/Live Music @ Gazebo in Goodale Park

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Food & Music & Beer

Free entry! 

World Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Buster Douglas!
2017 Less-Than-Grand Marshal.


 Less-Than-Grand Marshal 2020:


Grandma Joy & Grandson Brad Ryan 

Grandma Joy & Brad Ryan's Journey


2020 Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:

Michael J. Doody

37th Annual
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!
Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor.
The Craziest Parade in History! 
Parade Line-up begins @ noon (but we can't help it that people show up around 11am)
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
IN Goodale Park at the Gazebo!
September 19th, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 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)

2020 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 11:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo Dah Parade has settled
(probably until 9 pm this year)
Location:  Gazebo in Goodale Park
Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music, Beer & Food
Thank the bands!

Doo Dah Facebook

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2018 Doo Dah Parade Block Party Pixs








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



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 

Quid’n Pro Quo’n with

2020 Doo Dah Visionaries!


“The Prophets”

Short North Tavern

Zeno's Bar & The Quarry Co. & The Library

Press Grill * Press Pub 5th Avenue

Dempsey's Food + Spirits

Doug & Kim Borror


“The Thinkers”

Greg Zanetos - Anthony Thomas Candies

hoof hearted brewpub

Short North Civic Association

Paul Feeney & Chad Braun 


“The Seers”

Andrew Klien, Attorney At Law

Union Café & Axis Night Club

James B. Ford, D.D.S. Inc.

Thurber Village Market BP

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano

The Appraisal Group, Inc. - Ben Corcoran

Walt Thieman

Cutler Real Estate Team Meyer & Dial

Big Fun! Columbus

Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern

Seventh Son Brewing

Sharon Morton & Think

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Clerk of Courts


“Live Wires”

urbanorder architecture

Suzanne Rizer

Hey Hey Bar & Grill

First Commonwealth Bank - Short North

Accountants on Parole

Thom Crowe

Huntington Bank Short North

Hampton's on Third

Kroger Community Rewards

Farmboy Bill

Bruce Dooley of KW Dooley Co & Team

Sharon Young w/KW Classic Properties 


It’s Not too late to get on this list to get on the posters & T-Shirts.


Anything over $500 gets you on the banners too!

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 
Annual renewal of your rewards enrollment and annual (April) re-enroll is required:
1. Enrollment page

Official PayPal Seal








Doo Dah Parade 2008
Picture by Illumiquest

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. 

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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