Your guide to Red, White & BOOM! 2019 with NBC4

Red White And BOOM!

Street closures, parking tips, events list, maps and more!

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Red, White and BOOM! is today! Here’s a guide for all things BOOM!

WEATHER: Watching for storms leading up to BOOM!

UPDATE: The Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade has been delayed by weather from 5:30 to 6 p.m.


BOOM! Street Festival 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Over 108 local and national vendors selling food, Pepsi products, adult beverages and more!

WNCI 97.9 BOOM! Central 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Head over to the corner of Broad St and Civic Center to meet radio personalities, Dave and Jimmy. WNCI 97.1 will be broadcasting LIVE starting at 10 a.m. through the fireworks!

Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade 5:30 p.m.

The 2019 Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers will be one of the most exciting events to hit the downtown streets all summer long. We hope you will join us in saluting America with your own, creative and unique entry. Over 100,000 cheering spectators will line the one-mile parade route. NBC4 News Anchors will introduce each entry.

The parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. from the Main St Bridge, turn north on Front St and disband at the corner of Front St and Spring St.

You can stream the parade live on and the NBC4 News app

NBC4 BOOM! Central 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Stop by NBC4 BOOM! Central, presented by Speedway, and meet Darlene and Mark! Our live coverage of Columbus’ brightest patriotic celebration kicks off with First at 4…and leads up to the biggest broadcast of the summer from 8-11 p.m. on NBC4, and the NBC4 app. All new for 2019 — watch the wide-angle view of the fireworks only on the NBC4 app.

Click here to download the NBC4 News app — watch exclusive BOOM! livestreams, Behind the BOOM! stories and be sure to opt-in to push notifications keep you updated on all things BOOM!

BOOM! Fireworks 10 p.m.

Fireworks will be fired from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10 p.m. You don’t want to miss the show-stopping grand finale!

Live music:

2 stages, 14 bands, FREE all day!

Arena District Presents Long St. Stage sponsored by WCOL

  • Noon | Zone 3
  • 1:15 p.m | Shotgun Eddie
  • 2:45 p.m. | J.J. Snare
  • 4:15 p.m. | School of Rock
  • 5:45 p.m. | Cherry Blonde
  • 7:15 p.m. | Zoo Trippin’
  • 9 p.m. | Radio Tramps
  • 10:25 p.m. | Radio Tramps

Bicentennial Stage

  • Noon | The Wet Bandits
  • 1:30 p.m. | Luke Mossburg
  • 3 p.m. | The Fifth House
  • 4:30 p.m. | Mama & Me
  • 6 p.m. | Harmless Habit
  • 7:30 p.m. | All Star Jammerz
  • 9 p.m. | Martini Affair
  • 10:25-11 p.m. | Martini Affair

Show us how you BOOM! 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

NBC4 wants to see how you BOOM! Starting at 4 p.m., submit photos to Show us how you BOOM! for a chance to win a $100 Cameron Mitchell gift card.

Click here for more on activities

Road Closures:

Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. through Thursday, July 4 at TBD
Washington Blvd from Broad St to Main St

Monday, July 1 from 9 a.m. through Thursday, July 4
Civic Center Dr from Broad St to Main St

Monday, July 1 from 9 a.m. through Thursday, July 4 at 6 a.m.
Spring St from Neil Ave to Marconi Blvd
Long St from Hocking St to Marconi Blvd

Monday, July 1 from 5 p.m. through Thursday, July 4 at 6 a.m.
Marconi Blvd from Long St to Broad St

Wednesday, July 3 from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. (Parade Formation)
Main from 2nd to River
Rich from River to McDowell
Starling from Rich to Town
Belle from Rich to Town
Lucas from Rich to Town
Civic Center from Mound to Main

Wednesday, July 3 from 5:15 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. (Parade Movement Only)
Lynn St from Front St. to High St
Main from River to High
Gay St from Front St to High St
Long St from Marconi Blvd to High St
Spring St from Marconi Blvd to High St
Lafayette St from Front St to High St
Nationwide Blvd from Ludlow Ave to High St
Spring St from High St to Neil Ave
Hickory St from Front St to Marconi Blvd
Rich St from High St to Civic Center Dr
Town St from Belle St to High St
Front St from Main St to Spring St
State St from High St to Front St
Rich St from McDowell to River

Wednesday, July 3 from 5:30 p.m. through midnight (Fireworks)
All streets south of Spring St, north of Mound St, east of McDowell St, and west of Third St.

Red, White and BOOM! Map:


Organizers have teamed up with a parking app to help visitors find and reserve parking during the event.

LAZ Parking’s partnership with Red, White and BOOM! will allow spectators to search, view, and pre-purchase parking spots online. Spaces can be reserved either by downloading the LAZ app, through an online reservation system, or by using a widget on the webpage.

Finally, organizers have released a list of non-reserved parking lots and structures that can be utilized during the event. For more information, call the parking lots listed below:

Arena District: Available garages include the Front Street Garage, Neil Ave Garage, McConnell Garage, and Arena Garage.
Visit for maps and additional information.
Standard Parking (Arena District): 1-866-330-PARK (7275)

Columbus Commons: Garages can be accessed from Third St and Rich St.

COSI: Parking lots are located on the west side of COSI.

Greater Columbus Convention Center: Over 4,000 parking spots located near the event. Partnered with Spot Hero 614-827-2500.

Surface Lots: To find surface parking lots, visit Downtown Columbus’ website and view the map.

Click here for more on parking

More BOOM! coverage from NBC4:

CPD: Register your child at Red, White & BOOM! in case they get lost

For Red, White & BOOM!, ride on COTA

GALLERY: NBC4 salutes Central Ohio’s military heroes

TOP SPOTS: the best places to watch Red, White & BOOM!

Red, White & BOOM! VIP Village

NBC4 Salutes central Ohio’s military heroes — submit yours here

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