Your complete guide to Independence day parades.

July 4


Bexley
9:30 a.m. Parade begins at the corner of Maryland and Roosevelt avenues. Map and schedule of other centennial activities.


Columbus' Short North
1 p.m. Doo Dah Parade begins from Park Street near Goodale Park.
Theme: WHAT THE BUCK?! IT'S DOO DAH!!
Less-Than-Grand Marshal: Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart
Line-up at noon. Rain Date: July 3. No Entry Fee!! Just Show Up!!!

Dublin's Red, White and Rewind
11 a.m. Parade begins from Metro Center and travels through historic Dublin.
Grand Marshal: Diane Beall

Gahanna's Freedom Festival
10:30 a.m. Lions Club Independence Parade begins from Granville Street

Granville
10:45 a.m. Kiwanis Parade begins from West Broadway to East Broadway. (Granville Parade Route) .
The theme for this year’s parade is “Celebrate Licking County - 200 Years of Community” at this year’s Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Parade.
Grand Marshals are Granville Kiwanians Bill Brady & Baird Krueger.

Groveport
1:30 p.m. Parade begins from Main Street. Children's activities at Groveport Elementary 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hilliard
10 a.m. The parade will start at the Columbia Street entrance to the county fairgrounds at 10 a.m. It will proceed along Norwich Street to its normal along Cemetery Road, crossing Main Street and onto Scioto Darby Road. (Parade route).
Theme: Together we Stand

Lancaster
10 a.m. Parade begins from Fairfield County Fairgrounds traveling down Columbus Street, followed by family activities at the fairgrounds.

Marysville
11 a.m. Parade begins from Union County Office Building on Sixth Street and travels to Fairgrounds.

New Albany
930 a.m. Parade Lineup at New Albany Middle School Parking Lot
1030 a.m. Float Judging and Award Distribution
11 a.m. Parade begins from New Albany Middle School
Theme: “C E L E B R 8 2008”

Northland Community Fourth of July Parade
Sponsored by: Northland Community Council (NCC)
11:00 a.m. Parade starts at the Morse Road Kroger, travels down Karl Road and ends at the Lifetime Fitness at state Route 161.
Theme: Celebrating Children
Grand Marshal: Yvette McGee Brown

Orange Township
10 a.m. Parade begins from Oak Creek Center on Powell Road. More information.

Ostrander
10 a.m. Parade begins from Second and Houston Street heading West.

Pickerington
6 p.m. Parade begins from Pickerington Central High School on Lockville Road

Plain City
3 p.m. Parade begins from North Chillicothe Street

Reynoldsburg
2 p.m. Parade begins from Rose Hill and East Main Street
Theme: Reynoldsburg Celebrates Freedom

Sunbury-Big Walnut
10 a.m. Parade begins from Big Walnut High School
Theme: Celebrating our 200th July 4th Past, Present and Future

Upper Arlington
9 a.m. Parade begins from Northwest Boulevard and Kingsdale. More information.
Theme: UA Celebrates America's Idols
Grand Marshal: Tim Huffman

Westerville
1:30 p.m. Starts at the Brooksedge business park travels down State Street through Uptown.
Theme: Land of the Free Because of the Brave
WARM volunteers will canvass the curbside during the parade, accepting canned goods and other non-perishables.
More information on Westerville's Sesquicentennial and Chautauqua events.

Whitehall
10 a.m. Parade begins from Yearling and Broad

Worthington
Worthington Hills Civic Association
Parade begins from Highview Avenue traveling down Clubview Boulevard

July 5

Delaware's Bicentennial Community Day
1 p.m. Bicentennial Parade begins from county fairgrounds and travels through downtown Delaware.
Theme: Celebrating 200 years of Delaware County Heritage. Parade will have four sections:
Pioneer Days (1808-1907) Patriotic Days (1908-1957) Growth of Delaware (1958-2007) Future (2008 +) More on other activities planned can be found at www.delawareco200.com.