Columbus Day parade held in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood

Oct 10, 2021 657

Despite the weather and light rain, there was a modest turnout at the Columbus Day Parade that was held on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Pittsburgh Steelers great and NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris served as the Grand Marshal. The parade started on Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital and continued through Bloomfield to the Bloomfield Bridge.

The family-friendly event featured more than 100 bands, floats, organizations and businesses, and recognized the contributions of the region’s Italian population. According to the parade organizer, Tony Ferraro, the Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade is a more than 30-year tradition and has served as one of the nation’s longest-standing parades to honor Italian heritage and recognize the work of Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.

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