New Albany Founders Day

Schedule of Events

Check back in early 2024 for an updated schedule!

Dr. Glyde A. Marsh New Albany Founders Day Parade

Starts at New Albany Intermediate School and ends at the Church of the Resurrections.

Learn More11:00 AM

New Albany Founders Day Festival

Rides, games, and vendors open.

11:00 AM

Ealy House Open House

This museum currently houses collections of local artifacts including items from a doctor’s office, childrens’ toys, farming tools, and a working foot-pumped organ.

11:00 AM

Festival Ends

See you next year!

5:00 PM

What and Who Will be at Founders Day This Year?

Attractions

  • Carnival rides and games
  • Inflatables and obstacle courses
  • A visit from your favorite local sports mascots
  • and more!

Attractions

  • Carnival rides and games
  • Inflatables and obstacle courses
  • A visit from your favorite local sports mascots
  • Balloon twister
  • Face painting
  • New Albany Police ID
  • New Albany Fire Department Safety House
  • Animals from the Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Live music from George Barrie, Ghost Story, and Reaganomics
  • and more!

Food

  • Founders Day Beer Garden
  • 614 Fully Loaded
  • Adventure Bite
  • Bubble Tea and Juice
  • Buckeye Crepes
  • Chilljoy
  • CiaoGelato
  • Columbus Coffee Co
  • Demos Grille
  • Dos Hermanos
  • Explorers Club
  • Feed Your Soul
  • Fridas Authentic
  • Hangry Planet
  • Hogback BBQ Pit
  • Iron BBQ Grill
  • Kona Ice
  • Mustafa’s Halal Gyro
  • Pitabilities
  • Schmidt’s
  • Shega Grill
  • Snow Sisters 
  • Sunny Sips
  • Sweet Treats
  • Tortilla Street Food
  • and more!

Vendors

  • Art-C LLC
  • Buckeye Bows
  • Chocolates & More
  • Cierra Lauren
  • Club Pilates
  • GoYoga
  • Home Turf Clothing Co. 
  • Ruff’s Ranch
  • and more!

Festival FAQs

No, the event is free to attend and all are invited!

Parking is free at one of several parking lots surrounding the school. Please see our interactive map…

We usually welcome 5,000 to 7,000 people to Founders Day each year!

The event proceeds rain or shine. Many of our exhibitors and vendors have tents.

Some rides and activities are complimentary and some require tickets purchased the day of the event. Tickets are $1.25 per ticket or a book of 20 is $20. Carnival rides will take 1-5 tickets per rider.

Founders Day Map