Columbus Italian Festival 2012 Grand Marshal: Dom Tiberi
We are taking nominations for this year’s grand marshal. Examples of past grand marshals include Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Congressman Pat Tiberi, Linda Ketcham, Director of Santa Maria.
Congratulations to our 2012 Marching Band Competition winner
East High School
Click to Download Parade Application (control click to download to your computer)
Columbus Italian Parade
& High School Marching Band Competition
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 * 2:00 p.m.
The Columbus Italian Parade is a celebration of all things Columbus and Italian and Italian Columbus. On October 13th, The Columbus Italian Festival will end the weekend festivities with the Columbus Italian Parade.
Not only will there be at least five 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!
Starting at 2:00 p.m., the parade will march its way through the Short North Arts District and Italian Village. The Columbus Italian Parade ends at the Columbus Italian Festival’s big top tent where High School Marching Bands will make their final competition performance.
Below is information about the parade, such as where to watch it and how to be in it.
Parade – Route:
To be determined- from Goodale Park to the Columbus Italian festival
Parade – Information:
High School Marching Bands will continue into the festival to the Big Tent. (All other entries will disband at Fourth & Warren.)
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 Champ Trophy and awarded a large cash prize!
Parade – Line-Up:
- Bands begin Line-up at 12:30 p.m.
- Automobiles begin Line-up at 1:00 p.m.
- Walkers begin Line-up at 1:00 p.m.
- Please do not throw items (such as candy) from the parade. You may “hand deliver” items to spectators along the parade route. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE!
- All vehicles must be driving by an insured licensed driver.
All entries must submit a registration form. (Please click link above)
Politicians, Political Parties and/or Political Issues groups must pre-pay $100 Registration Fee. Payment must be made prior to the parade. Please make checks payable to Columbus Piave Club and mail to Parade Registration Address below.
Parade Registration address:
Columbus Italian Parade Coordinator
581 Reinhard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206-2854
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone for more information: (614) 228-0621 - The parade chairman, John Contino, can be reached at 614-214-8473.