Crowds turn out despite rain for annual Columbus Day parade

Oct 09, 2017 1099

BY: Neil Remiesiewicz

It did in fact rain on the parade Sunday morning in Providence, but that didn’t dampen any of the rampant Italian spirit on Federal Hill.

Hundreds of people turned out despite the weather for the 26th annual Columbus Day parade, which stepped off at 11 a.m. on Harris Avenue. Ten marching bands, including one from the National Guard, participated as part of the annual Columbus Day Festival, which started Saturday and runs through Monday night. “This is a place that you’re never going to find anywhere else,” Chris Martellini said Sunday morning. “There’s only one Federal Hill.”

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