Your guide to the Columbus Day Parade NYC

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October 12th is the official anniversary of Columbus’ arrival to American shores, but in the United States, this special holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October. If you’re looking for the best location to watch the Columbus Day Parade NYC check out my local tips for Columbus Day in NYC.

The Columbus Day Parade has been organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York since 1929. With more than 35,000 people who are participating in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City each year, the crowds get to see over 130 groups, with live bands, balloons, people dressed like their hero Christopher Columbus and much more. Over one million spectators are coming to see the Columbus Day Parade in NYC every year.

Where is the Columbus Day Parade in NYC?

Columbus Day Parade

The  Columbus Day Parade in New York City is celebrated on 5th Avenue. Starting at noon the route begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street. The best location to see the parade is around Central Park and near 67th Street, where they have Live-Music. The atmosphere around there is the best.

Columbus Day Parade in NYC Map

Columbus Day Parade NYC: map

What time does the Columbus Day Parade NYC start?

The Columbus Day Parade starts at noon on October 12th. The parade ends at 3:00 p.m.

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