Sunday, October 13th
The annual Columbus Day Parade will be held on Sunday in Boston. Marchers will step off from City Hall Plaza at 1 PM. They will proceed to Court Street, to State Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, straight onto Commercial Street, left onto Battery Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Cross Street, right onto Endicott Street, right at North Washington Street and onto Commercial Street for dispersal.
Parking will be restricted on all streets surrounding the parade.
11:00 am – Stephen’s Run – 1st Annual 5k race through historic Downtown Boston
Pre-registration at 10:30 am ($30) on the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) at Hanover Street, North End (More Information)
The Stephen Perez 5K Memorial Race will begin at 11:00 AM on Hanover Street at the Paul Revere Mall. An estimated 150 runners will proceed right onto Cross Street right onto Endicott Street, right onto Commercial Street, straight onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto India Street, left onto Franklin Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto Hanover Street, right onto Fleet Street, left onto Commercial Street, left onto Hanover Street.
10:45 am – Columbus Day Celebration with Family Fun at Christopher Columbus Park
The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) continues its tradition of marking Christopher Columbus’ arrival in America with a free Columbus Day Celebration, this year to be held on Monday October 14 from 10:45AM to 3PM. Events will kick off with our annual Christopher Columbus Kids Parade, where kids of all ages are invited to bring their decorated bikes, scooters, or strollers at 10:45AM for a promenade through the Park. At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a short ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue, including a wreath laying ceremony led by Mayor Thomas Menino and Italian Deputy Consul Luigi Munno. Entertainment through the day will include performances by Jenny the Juggler, Peter O’Malley the Magician, Boris the Pennyfarthing Bicyclist and T-Bone the Interactive Pied Piper, as well as readings by Eliot School students and a patriotic musical performance by the North End Music & Performing Arts Center. Other fun activities will include face-painting, NEMPAC’s famous crafts table, lawn games with prizes, and tours of a real working fire truck. (More Information)
The Greenway is getting involved this year with special activities on Monday, October 14th. Here are the details from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy:
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Rings Fountain to the Max
You’ve never seen the Rings Fountain like this … turned all the way up! The staff will blast water to the maximum in a Greenway-First. Stop by and see the show.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Buy One Get One Free on the new Custom Carousel!
This is also the last weekend of Play Me I’m Yours – Check out the Pianos! (More Information)
View more community happenings on the Events Calendar.