Seaside Heights Columbus Day

Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival

The 18th annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade will be held October 11, 2009. It will be part of a larger weekend long Italian Festival celebration that runs from Friday through Sunday.

Columbus Day Parade

The parade begins at 1 PM on Sunday, October 11. The route runs the entire length of the Boulevard and passes a reviewing stand at Grant Avenue. There will be floats, antique cars, clowns, bands and other entertainers. Some regular favorites will also be back, including the Sicilian Cart, the Italian Gondola and the Italian Brass Band.

There are no alcoholic beverages allowed in the line of march or along the parade route.

Italian Festival

Friday, October 9: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: October 10: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sunday, October 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Here is a view of the Toms River South band during the 2007 Columbus Day Parade.