New Albany Founders Day Parade and Festival returns in 2021! Founders Day has been celebrating New Albany and Plain Township’s history and community since 1976.
Enjoy a parade, rides, games, and great food on Saturday, August 28, 2021 during this day of fun in New Albany.
Kick off the day with the Inaugural Rose Run 5K at 8 am. The family-friendly event is open to runners and walkers. There is no official rate entry fee associated with the event, but donations are accepted. 100% of Race proceeds support community programs and services provided by Healthy New Albany. Rose Run 5K t-shirts are available for purchase for those who choose. Register here.
Following the Rose Run 5K, Healthy New Albany will sponsor various family activities around Rose Run Park, the Marx Library Garden and the Heit Center parking lot leading up to the Rose Run dedication at 10:30 am.
The Dr. Glyde A. Marsh New Albany Founders Day Parade starts at 11:00 am at New Albany Intermediate School, ending at New Albany High School.
The New Albany Founders Day Festival goes from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be held at Rose Run Park in New Albany. Admission is free! Some rides and activities are complimentary and some require tickets purchased the day of the event. Tickets are $1.25 per ticket or a book of 20 is $20. Carnival rides will take 1-5 tickets per rider.
New Albany Founders Day schedule
Inaugural Rose Run 5K at 8 a.m.
Rose Run Park dedication at 10:30 a.m.
Founders Day parade at 11 a.m.
Founders Day festival from noon to 5 p.m.
Rose Run Park
200 Market St
New Albany, Ohio 43054