The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza at 1:00PM. The parade will make its way through downtown Boston and the waterfront, past the Christopher Columbus Park and into the North End. The parade will include Boston Police and Fire honor guard, military personnel and vehicles, marching bands, drum & bugle corps, antique cars, Italian heritage and neighborhood groups, floats, duck boats and thousands of other participants.
From City Hall Plaza, the parade will proceed onto Cambridge Street, turn right onto New Sudbury Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto State Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, continue onto Commercial Street, left onto Battery Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Cross Street, right onto Endicott Street, right at North Washington Street, right onto Commercial Street for dispersal. The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 11 AM to 3:30 PM.
“The parade is a great opportunity to celebrate Italian Heritage and cheer on the members of our armed forces who serve and protect us here at home,” said Parade Organizer Louis Strazzullo, “It is a wonderful day of neighborhood celebration, heritage and fun for the whole family.”
Best viewing downtown is along Congress and State Streets, on the waterfront along Atlantic Ave. at Columbus Park and in the North End along Commercial, Hanover and Endicott Streets. A bandstand will be set up on Hanover Street at the Prado / Paul Revere Mall.