73rd Annual Columbus Day Parade on ABC7

Monday, October 09, 2017 02:59PM
EAST SIDE, Manhattan - The world's largest celebration of Italian-American culture is back for its 73rd year in New York City.

ABC7 is your home for Columbus Day Parade coverage with hosts Maria Bartiromo, Joe Piscopo and anchors Ken Rosato and Lauren Glassberg.

The parade includes 35,000 marchers and more than 100 groups, including bands, floats and contingents.

It marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets. Nearly one million spectators are expected.

The parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus's 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States.