Columbus Day Parade

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On Saturday, the 28th annual Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade will make its way through Bloomfield. Pittsburgh’s Italian-American community celebrates its heritage with an annual Columbus Day parade down Liberty Avenue.

Several thousand people participate, including high school bands, ethnic dance groups and organizations with colorful floats.

Marching in the parade, which celebrates the arrival of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas, will be the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the Knights of Columbus, alongside the Calabria Club and the Societa’ Dante Alighieri, among other Italian heritage groups.

This year’s parade features an authentic gondola and is sponsored by the Italian Sons + Daughters of America.

The two-hour parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday and march on Liberty Avenue through Bloomfield.  The parade, will follow Liberty Avenue from Baum Boulevard to the Bloomfield Bridge.