Staff Pick: 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade hits the Short North Friday

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From the July 3, 2014 edition

It’s a cultural tradition of the Short North Arts District that is unique to Columbus on the Fourth of July.

In honor of freedom of speech, participants — ranging from politicians to cops — sign up to march and express their thoughts on everything from social to political issues.

It’s a fun, lively and wacky atmosphere that’s then followed by a free block party with live music until 8 p.m.