Italian Heritage Parade marches in Worcester Oct. 9 after 4-year absence

Sep 29, 2022 130


Four years ago, the tricolor of green, white and red doused Shrewsbury Street with the century-old parade and festivities that celebrated Italian heritage on Columbus Day.  The event with brass bands and floats is set to return on Oct. 9 starting at noon on Aitchison Street near Piccadilly Plaza, and marching down Shrewsbury Street and ending at Union Station. 

The parade will breathe new life as the Shrewsbury Street Italian Heritage Parade, after the previous organizing committee of the Worcester Columbus Day Parade was dissolved in December 2018. Committee chair Maria Stella Fiore founded the Shrewsbury Street Italian Heritage Parade in 2019 and said that the rebranding was done to stay true to the original goal of the parade. 

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