The Largest Independence Day Celebration in the Midwest
Red, White & BOOM!
July 3, 2023

Countdown to boom!

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July 3, 2023

Red, White & BOOM! is an experience and a tradition for over 400,000 visitors who come together each Independence Day to celebrate our country, our community and honor our military and veterans. BOOM! is a safe and FREE event which features a parade, street festival, and two stages of live music entertainment.

BOOM! is the largest single-day event in Columbus and could not be possible without
all the volunteers, vendors, and sponsors who have invested in the event.
And, we want you to join us!



To celebrate the 40th presentation of the BOOM! fireworks show, we've created a new logo and brand identity that commemorates the occasion.


A grand 40 takes center stage marking this particular show in BOOM! history. An event that has persevered the test of time to become the largest fireworks show in the midwest and largest single-day event in the Ohio.


The radiating fireworks motif reflects our diverse communities that comprise our city and state. The rays spread outward from a single point of origin to convey our growing bonds and shared roots.

A CELEBRATION of explosive proportions

A new text treatment shouts our excitement for an experience worth celebrating and a tradition we've shared with hundreds of thousands attendees.

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Event Schedule

11:00 AM
BOOM! Street Festival
Over 108 local and national vendors selling food, Pepsi products, adult beverages, glow sticks and more!
2:00 PM
WNCI 97.9 BOOM! Central
Head over to the corner of Broad Street and Civic Center to meet radio personalities, Dave and Jimmy. WNCI 97.9 will be broadcasting LIVE starting at 2 p.m. through the fireworks!
4:00 PM
NBC4 BOOM! Central
Stop by for a chance to meet The Most Accurate meteorologists in Central Ohio:  Storm Team 4's Dave Mazza and McKenna King.  They are joined by Kristine Varkony and Digital Anchor Rachel Ramsey.  NBC4's live coverage throughout downtown kicks off with First at 4...and leads up to the biggest broadcast of the summer - Red, White & BOOM! only on NBC4, and the NBC4 app.
5:30 PM
Ford Oval of Honor and Red, White & BOOM! Parade
presented by Central Ohio Ford Dealers
Over 100,000 cheering spectators will line the one-mile parade route saluting America. The parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. from the Main Street Bridge, turn north on Front Street and disband at the corner of Front Street and Spring Street. Each entry will be introduced by NBC4 News Anchors.
10:00 PM
BOOM! Fireworks
presented by Franklin University
Fireworks will be fired from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10 p.m. The Grand Finale presented by Franklin University promises to be another show stopper that you will not want to miss.
Joey & Jessica
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Shotgun Eddie
4:00 PM
All Star Jammerz
5:30 PM
The Twylights
7:00 PM
School of Rock
9 PM
Radio Tramps
10 PM
fireworks display
10:20 PM
Radio Tramps

Charity Day 5K

As a part of the BOOM! celebration, runners and walkers will hit the roads of downtown Columbus for the annual Charity Day 5K - a collaborative fundraising event where several organizations and individuals will be raising funds for their charities of choice.
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Ford Oval of Honor

Ford Oval of Honor celebrates the commitment and service of our veterans and has become a much loved Red, White & BOOM! tradition. We are thankful for sacrifice of our military men and women.
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