Northland Community Fourth of July Parade

The Northland Community Fourth of July Parade is the only traditional parade on the 4th of July in Columbus, Ohio.

The Parade is a completely volunteer efort which requires hundreds of hours of dedicated work to pull together this annual event. We ask our commercial and politcal partners to pay a fee each year for the parade which helps support it. The funds pay for the permit, police, trash pick-up, crowd control and the wonderful grants we are able to give to our High School programs. These funds are raised entirely by the volunteers asking for donations. This year we have added an opportunity on the entry form for you to donate to help the parade as well. We ask that you consider donating if you don’t pay a fee and if you do, if you could add an additional donation, that would be very much appreciated.

Finally, if you know of anyone who would be interested in volunteering for the 4th of July Parade – before or during the parade – please have them email We have plenty of positions for anyone who wants to volunteer and many hands make light work!

59th Annual Parade, 2023

  • Theme: Stronger Together
  • Grand Marshal: We are working with local media to make this announcement.
  • Photos: available after the parade.
  • 3rd Saturday Planning Meetings, from 1pm-2pm, at Epworth UMC at 5100 Karl Road and on Zoom (Meeting ID: 894 7228 1370 Passcode: 759463).
    • March 18th, 2023
    • April 15, 2023
    • May 20, 2023
    • June 17, 2023
    • July 15, 2023
    Interested in planning? Send an email to!

58th Annual Parade, 2022

  • Theme: Elevate Northland – Celebrate the 4th
  • Grand Marshal: Elevate Northland

    Elevate Northland is represented by Alice Foeller, Judith Cockrell, & Jenny Leal.

  • Photos by Dave Paul are available here.

The 2020 and 2021 parades were not held due to the COVID pandemic.

57th Annual Parade, 2019

  • Theme: Many Faces of Northland – United We Stand
  • Grand Marshal: Dave Cooper

    NCC President Alicia Ward is shown with Dave & Chris Cooper

  • Photos by Dave Paul are available here.

2019 Northland Community Parade Sponsors

56th Annual Parade, 2018

  • Theme: 1968 – Celebrating 50 years of Innovation, Collaboration and Momentum
  • Grand Marshal:

    Councilmember Emmanuel Remy and Mayor Andrew Ginther

  • Photos by Dave Paul are available here.

For previous parades, please click here.

Please be patient as our volunteers update this site.