Kenton Ridge 2014 Marching Band Competition Winner

Columbus Italian Festival 2015 Parade Grand Marshal: 



  Rep. Michael Stinziano

   “I’m honored to lead a parade that celebrates the heritage of my family and the many Italian-Americans who live here in central Ohio,” Stinziano said.
In making the selection, parade organizers said that Stinziano’s family “has a long history in the Italian Catholic faith stretching from Columbus, Ohio, back to Old World Italy.”                               piave logo


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Columbus Italian Parade

& High School Marching Band Competition

Sunday, October 11th, 2015 * 1:00 p.m.

 The Columbus Italian Parade is a celebration of all things Columbus and Italian and Italian Columbus.

Not only will there be Competing High School Marching Bands, you’ll see Italian Dancers, Santa Maria Replicas, Classic & New Cars, and other entries featuring Columbus and Italian History & Culture.  It’s a parade even Christopher wouldn’t miss!  This year’s theme is “Faith Family and Friends”.

Staging information will be announced July 2015

Parade – Information:

High School Marching Bands will perform once again at the Columbus Italian Festival’s main tent to determine the Best in Show!  One High School Marching Band will be awarded a Columbus Italian Parade Championship Trophy.


All entries must submit a registration form. (Please click link above)


For more information: Contact the parade chairman, John Contino, at 614-214-8473

or contact Deb Roberts at 614-228-1868

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