Columbus Day Parade
October 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All Ages, Adult Friendly
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.