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Healthy New Albany Rose Run 5K

Join us for the inaugural Rose Run 5k and celebrate the opening of New Albany's beautiful new Rose Run Park. This is a family-friendly event that is open to runners and walkers! There will be no official rate entry fee associated with the event however donations are graciously accepted.

8:00 AM

Rose Run Park Dedication

Following the Rose Run 5K, Healthy New Albany will sponsor various family activities around Rose Run Park, the Marx Library Garden and the Heit Center parking lot as a lead up to the Rose Run Park dedication, which will begin around 10:30 am. Mayor Spalding and other members of City Council will officially dedicate the park with New Albany families and businesses who helped make Rose Run Park a reality.

10:30 AM
Dr. Glyde A. Marsh New Albany Founders Day Parade

Starts at New Albany Intermediate School

11:00 AM

New Albany Founders Day Festival

Rose Run Park

Stage Schedule:

  • Ghost Soul at 1:00 PM
  • Reagonomics at 3:30 PM
  • Live DJ music in between
12:00 PM

What and Who Will be at Founders Day This Year?


  • Carnival rides and games
  • Inflatables and obstacle courses
  • Petting zoo
  • A visit from Brutus Buckeye, Tom and Jerry, and trolls Branch and Poppy
  • New Albany Police ID
  • New Albany Fire Department Safety House
  • Animals from the Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Hi Strikers
  • Music from a live DJ, Ghost Soul, and the Reganomics
  • and more!


  • Founders Day Beer Garden serving Brew Dog beer, presented by the New Albany Rotary
  • Pitabiliites
  • Tortilla
  • M&S Grub Hub
  • Swensons
  • Havana Mia
  • Eden
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream
  • Mini Donuts
  • Medallens Gyros
  • Bubba’s Shaved Ice
  • Tasty Concessions
  • Fourteen Twenty Nine
  • Tabouli Café
  • Bubba’s Shaved Ice
  • and more!


  • Buckeye Bows
  • Rubyard
  • Lily Renee Bowtique
  • Gidyful Life Tumblers
  • Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet
  • Color Street
  • The Five Party & Event Center
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Official Burrito Blanket
  • First National Back
  • Stemtree of New Albany
  • SoulFuel Fitness
  • and more!

Check back in early 2022 for an updated schedule!

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