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Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Fifth Avenue

East 44th to East 72nd Street
New York    + Google Map

FREE

This festive (and crowded) parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition to America and and the important contributions of Italian-Americans and other immigrants that followed. The floats and bands set sail up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with red carpet performances between 67th and 69th Streets.
Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from the United States and Italy, march and play and traditional folk groups perform centuries-old dances. Expect crowds and possible protesters.

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