Northland Independence Day (4th of July) Parade in 2017

Come celebrate with all Columbus at the
oldest, …
best, …
(newest!), …
and ONLY TRADITIONAL 4th of July Parade
in the City of Columbus!!!

(see Northland Independence Day Parade 2017)

Celebrate the 4th of July and the USA by coming to the Northland Parade on Karl Road on July 4th starting at 11am. You can view the parade just about anywhere along Karl Road between Morse and the Granville Shopping Center. (The official announcer’s stand is by the North Y.)

The theme this year, “What do Dreams Know of Boundaries?” celebrates the 80th Anniversary of pilot Amelia Earhart’s final flight. To honor women in flight, the grand marshal of the NCC Parade will be Susan Reid, sister of the later Jerrie Mock | Wikipedia who was the first women to complete a solo flight around the world. The flight, in the aptly names “Spirit of Columbus,” began and ended in Columbus Ohio! Susan and her sister Jerrie are from Newark, Ohio.

We also have the perennial favorite “Bikes and Trikes” Parade. Kids, get ready to decorate your “wheels,” and ride along (with parental supervision, of course).

For more information about the parade, see

Angry Driver Hits Cyclist – Can you help?

I saw this article in the Columbus Dispatch Monday April 10.
Crime Stoppers: Police seek help finding hit-and-run driver

As one who likes to ride my bicycle, and appreciates the ability of other folks to safely do so, I was appalled at the behavior of the driver.
If you know anything about this incident, or the driver involved, please be a good citizen and report it to our police – or use Crime Stoppers.

You can call CPD at 614-645-4545. Or our liaison officer is Officer Scott Clinger sclinger [at] columbuspolice [dot] org 614-645-1418

Or Crime Stoppers 614-461-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online at or text a tip to CRIMES, or 274637, and use the keyword CMH. Tipsters remain anonymous, and there are even rewards.