New York City’s 2018 Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 47th St to 72nd St on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:30am.
Over a million people will watch over 100 organizations march in the Parade.
The Parade is organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization that celebrates Italian – American heritage and achievements.
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Honorees
Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services
New York First Lady
Marian U. Pardo
President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Scholarships
This year the Columbus Citizens Foundation is awarding scholarships to over 700 Italian – American elementary, high school and college students who possess academic ability, but lack the financial means to attend the schools of their choice.
Donate to the Columbus Citizens Foundation scholarship fund.
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Gala
Meet the Parade honorees, leaders of New York City’s Italian – American community and support Columbus Citizens Foundation scholarships.
Gala participants get to dance the night away to music by the biggest Italian – American stars.
Columbus Circle Wreath Laying
The wreath laying ceremony at Columbus Circle in Midtown, Manhattan is produced by the National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service and the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
Columbus Day Mass
The Mass is at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Manhattan at 9:30 am.
Tickets are required to enter until 9:15 am. Then it becomes general admission.
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Route
Over a million people will watch over 130 marching groups.
The Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St in Midtown, Manhattan, past reviewing stands between 67th and 69th St, and ends at 72nd St in Manhattan’s Upper East Side next to Central Park.
Red carpet performances
Between 67th and 69th St
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Marching Groups
Over 100 groups march in the Parade.
Columbus Day Parade 2018 Broadcast
Hosts Joe Piscopo and Juliette Papa, and anchors Ken Rosato and Lauren Glassberg are covering the Parade on ABC 7.