Parking & Directions

Everything you need to know to get you to BOOM!

Red, White & BOOM! spans 2.5 square miles of downtown Columbus. We have included directions to popular viewing areas - Battelle Riverfront Park, Bicentennial Park, and McFerson Commons Park. When making your travel plans, please review the street closures surrounding the event to avoid any frustrations. There are many parking opportunities including reserved and non-reserved, and surface lots.


Check out these popular parking options!

Parking is limited. It is recommended that visitors purchase their parking in advance.
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Handicap parking is located on the north side at 2nd St from Mound St to Civic Center Dr and at Gay St between High St and Front St.

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driving directions

Columbus is accessible from all directions

Red, White & BOOM! takes place in downtown Columbus, Ohio and can be accessed via I-71 North and South and I-70 East and West. No matter what direction you are coming from you are guaranteed to find parking and entry place to enjoy the festival and the show! Below our directions to popular BOOM! viewing locations.
mcferson commons park
218 West St,
Columbus, OH 43215

From OH-315 S
Take Exit 1F to W Nationwide Blvd. Continue on W Nationwide Blvd. Drive to West St.

From I-70 E
Take exit 2A from I-670 E. Continue on US-33 E. Drive to West St.
battelle riverfront park
25 Marconi Blvd,
Columbus, OH 43215

From I-670 W

Take exit 4B from I-670 W. Take E Spring St to Marconi Blvd.

From I-71 N to US-33 E
Take the US-33 exit from OH-315 N. Continue on US-33 E. Drive to Marconi Blvd.
bicentennial park
233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215

From I-70 E

Follow I-70 E to W Fulton St. Take exit 100A from I-70 E. Take S Front St to S Civic Center Dr.

From I-71 N
Take exit 100A from I-70 E/I-71 N. Take S Front St to S Civic Center Dr.