Schedule of Events

Check back in early 2023 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?


  • 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!


  • Founders Day Beer Garden
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream
  • Chill Joy
  • Pitabilities
  • Weathervane Kettle Corn
  • Tasty Concessions
  • Zaki Mediterranean Grill
  • NA Lions Club
  • Adventure Bite Cuisine
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Martiny’s BBQ
  • Komodo Loco
  • Traditional festival food vendors
  • and more!


  • Celebrating One
  • Cheerful Hound
  • Valerie Long Jewelry
  • 80 Acres Farm
  • Wicky Whisper Candle Company
  • Able Roof
  • Color Street
  • Buckeye Bows
  • Weathervane Playhouse
  • School of Rock Gahanna
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • GoYoga
  • Paper & Cotton, Co.
  • Re-Hydrate Wellness
  • Learning to Flourish
  • New Albany Theater
  • Mutts & Co.
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Club Pilates of New Albany
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Franklin Co. Animal Shelter
  • Universal Windows
  • EverDry Waterproofing
  • NA Lions Club
  • Furniture Physicians
  • HMV Salvatori
  • Leaf Guard
  • Bath Experts
  • Student Painters
  • Spenga – Gahanna
  • and more!


  • Tito’s Asian Kitchen
  • Snow Sisters
  • A&E Gluten Free
  • Coco Cat Confections
  • Weathervane Kettle Corn
  • Pitabilities
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream
  • Demos Grille
  • Feeding Fancy You
  • Komodo Loco
  • Mandan Ice Cream
  • Tortilla Street Food
  • Hibachi Run
  • Adventure Bite Cuisine
  • Kona Ice
  • Forking Pierogi
  • Zaki Grill
  • Cosmic Kettle Corn
  • Over Time – Wing Time
  • Schmidt’s
  • Ruggie’s Rolling Restaurant


  • Cierra Lauren Boutique Truck
  • Buckeye Bows
  • Club Pilates
  • School of Rock
  • Color Street
  • Samantha Rose Candle Company
  • Re-Hydrate Wellness LLC
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • Chocolates & More LLC
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • DripBar
  • Angry Dad’s Jerky
  • The Sound Room at Polaris
  • Leaf Home Water Solutions
  • The Fire Den
  • Buff City Soap
  • Aladdin’s
  • America’s Best Choice Windows
  • Level Up Baths


  • Rides
  • Games
  • Climbing wall
  • Obstacle courses
  • Bungee jump
  • Fun slide

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