The BOOM is Back! Red, White and Boom returns in 2023 with the biggest fireworks show in the Midwest, celebrating 40+ years!
Red, White and Boom! is Monday, July 3, 2023, at the Downtown riverfront and Arena District in Columbus, Ohio.
This annual festival features music, entertainment, children’s activities, and food on the Scioto Mile, Nationwide Blvd., Long Street, and North Bank Park beginning at 10 am.
Red White & Boom
WNCI BOOM! Central kicks off broadcasting at Broad Street and Civic Center at 10 am. The Street festival opens at 11 am with over 100 local and national vendors selling food, Pepsi products, adult beverages, glow sticks and more!
Enjoy 2 stages of live music and entertainment, and stop by the Beer Gardens, on Long St., Spring St., Civic Center, Main St., and Washington Blvd for a beverage.
The Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade, presented by Central Ohio Ford Dealers will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will start on the Main St. Bridge. The parade will march east on Main St., turn north on Front St., and disband at Spring. St.
No matter what you do earlier in the evening, don’t miss the REAL star of the event, the fireworks, which will begin at 10:00 p.m., near Genoa Park with the largest fireworks display of the Midwest, lasting approximately 26 minutes!
For directions, parking, and more information, check out the Red, White and Boom website.
Other events for BOOM!
Lincoln Social Rooftop and Budd Dairy Food Hall are both hosting themed events with rooftop views perfect for this year’s fireworks on July 1.
Red, White and Boom with Lincoln Social Rooftop
Lincoln Social is hosting a carnival-themed party, featuring pop-up carts from Cotton Sugar Co. and The Cheesecake Girl.
Stephanie and her mobile cart will be spinning cotton candy from 4-8 p.m., including unique flavors, and offering glitter bombs for firework-inspired cocktails. Also from 4-8 p.m., Cheesecake Girl Samantha Strange will be offering treats fit for a circus: frosted animal cracker cheesecake, banana split push pops and cheesecake-stuffed Twinkies.
Lincoln Social will be open per usual from 4-8 p.m., offering Friday happy hour from 4-6 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the restaurant will be reservation only, including Red, White & Blue boozy snow cones, popcorn, Cracker Jacks and circus animal crackers for the table. More information and reservations can be found here.
Budd Dairy Red, White and Boom party
At Budd Dairy, guests can start Fourth of July weekend off with a BANG with chef partner features, specialty cocktails and Boom shooters all day. At 8 p.m., local artists Vamp Village will perform live music while outdoor games are available all day.
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