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Doo Dah Parade

The DooDah Parade has been a long established, irreverent 4th of July tradition in Central Ohio that dates back to the early 1980s. Anyone can take part, with very few restrictions. Don't expect to see any traditional floats or anything else that you might expect to see in a local neighborhood parade.

The DooDah Parade is held every year on July 4 in the Short North area (the rain date is July 3). After the parade there's a big block party where everyone mingles with the disorganization. Over the years traditions have come and gone. Who can forget the synchronized lawn mower brigade. One of the lasting traditions has been the Marching Fidels known for taking spontaneous siestas along the route.