Where to watch

There are magnificent views of the Red, White, and BOOM! fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. July 1 throughout the city of Columbus including downtown, Franklinton, Short North, and more. But for those who don’t like crowds, NBC4’s on-air and online broadcast is a great option to watch 2022’s 40th anniversary show. The broadcast starts at 8 p.m.

CLICK HERE for a list of suggested parks and venues to watch the show.

Where to park

There are multiple transportation options to choose from to get to the 2.5 square miles Downtown that Red, White and BOOM! spans.

CLICK HERE for a list of parking and transportation options.

Street closures

Street closures in downtown Columbus and Franklinton for Red, White, & BOOM! begin Monday and will expand in the days leading up to Friday’s fireworks show and into clean-up Saturday morning.

CLICK HERE for the timeline of RWB street closures.

Event schedule

A full day of fun is slated for the 40th anniversary of Red, White & BOOM Friday, including all-day activities and two stages of live entertainment leading up to the 10 p.m. fireworks show.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule of events.

What to bring & when

For those who arrive early to claim the prime fireworks viewing areas along the Scioto Mile, Red, White & BOOM! is an all-day affair for which you’ll want to be prepared.

CLICK HERE the list of what to bring and not to bring downtown.