Columbus Day Parade Set for Oct 8

By Phil Orlandella

This year’s Columbus Day Parade will be held on the North End side of the tunnel on Sunday, October 8 starting at City Hall Plaza making its way through the North End and several other parts of Boston.

Part of the parade route includes: Atlantic Avenue, Hanover and Cross Streets where marching bands, performers and floats make the parade a fun celebration of Italian Heritage.

The parade will also feature a mix of brass bands, military units, colonial militias, Boston organizations and elected officials.

            The parade celebrates Boston’s Italian Heritage, Christopher Columbus’ expedition and the commitment of Massachusetts military units to American Freedom.