The Federal Hill Commerce Association is pleased to announce the return of the 29th Annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill October 8-11, 2021. The festival takes place from Dean to Sutton Street along Atwell’s Avenue. “The Association is extremely excited and hard at work to bring back this annual tradition,” said Rick Simone President of the FHCA. This year’s festival will feature the La Cucina Galbani ® Cooking Stage each day located at America and Atwell’s Avenue. Providence Chefs doing demonstrations and the schedule will be announced soon.

Guests will be able to experience cuisine from over 20 Federal Hill restaurants that have expanded seating or are offering additional menu items outside on the Avenue. Some of the participants are Bacco, Zooma, Venda Ravioli, Tavolo, Plaza Kitchen and Bar, Opa, Federal Hill Taphouse, and Providence Oyster Bar. Additionally, dozens food and retail vendors, games, and amusement rides will line Atwells Avenue. Three entertainment stages will be located through the festival grounds. A full entertainment schedule will be announced soon.

Festival Schedule

The festival begins Friday October 8th at 5pm until midnight. Saturday and Sunday, October 9- 10 the hours are 11am – midnight, and Monday October 11th 11am – 8pm. The festival’s opening ceremony is at 12pm on Saturday at the DePasquale Plaza stage.

This year’s Opening Ceremony is at 12pm on Saturday at the DePasquale Plaza stage. This year the Federal Hill Commerce Association will honor the following individuals; Our Legacy Award will be awarded to Elizabeth Choiniere the daughter of Bob D’Uva who was the longtime Chairman of the board and sadly passed away this year. Our Vincent A. Cianci Jr Civic Award will be given to Steve and Kim Castiglioni. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade will be Judge Frank Caprio.

This year, the Federal Hill Commerce Association will honor Bob D’Uva who was the longtime Chairman of the board and sadly passed away. On Sunday, October 10th the annual Columbus Day Parade kicks things off at 11am. The parade route is from Harris Avenue to Dean Street along Atwells Avenue. This entire area will be closed to vehicle traffic during the time of the parade. 

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Previous Columbus Day Festivals

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