New Albany Founders Day

Schedule of Events

Check back in early 2025 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
  • Toxic meltdown and Euro bungee
  • Inflatable maze
  • A visit from Brutus Buckeye
  • Lion’s Club High Striker
  • Balloon twister
  • Face painting
  • New Albany Police ID
  • New Albany Fire Department
  • DJ
  • and more!

Food

  • Founders Day Beer Garden
  • 614 Fully Loaded
  • Adventure Bite
  • Bubbles Tea & Juice Company
  • Buckeye Crepes
  • Chilljoy
  • CiaoGelato
  • Columbus Coffee Co
  • Cosmic Kettle Corn
  • Demos Grille
  • Dos Hermanos
  • Explorers Club
  • Fridas Authentic
  • Hangry Planet
  • Hibachi Run
  • Hogback BBQ Pit
  • Iron BBQ Grill
  • Johnsons Ice Cream
  • Kona Ice
  • Manden Ice Cream
  • Mustafa’s Halal Gyro
  • Pitabilities
  • Pizza Cottage
  • Schmidt’s
  • Shannon’s Sweet Tea
  • Shega Grill
  • Snow Sisters 
  • Sunny Sips
  • Sweet Treats
  • Tortilla Street Food
  • and more!

Vendors

  • 80 Acres Farm
  • Art-C LLC
  • Barre3 New Albany
  • Bath Experts
  • Buckeye Bows
  • Burn Boot Camp
  • Casey & Co
  • Chocolates & More
  • Cierra Lauren
  • Club Pilates
  • Color Stret/Polish on Point
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Day’s Boutique
  • Dueling Axes
  • EmaTee’s Creations
  • GoYoga
  • Home Turf Clothing Co. 
  • Hoosier Walking Sticks & Jewelry
  • JWSticker Shope
  • Kids Bash Dance Parties
  • Life Wise Academy
  • Lions Club
  • Mutts & Co.
  • NA Historical Society 
  • New Vision Dance Co
  • Powur Solar
  • School of Rock 
  • State Farm
  • Studio Cera Maria
  • The Effortless Chic Boutique
  • The Fan Cave
  • Tupperware 
  • Window Nation
  • 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

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!​