The Federal Hill Commerce Association is excited to celebrate the 31st Annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill from October 6th – 9th, 2023. The festival takes place from Dean Street to Sutton Street along Atwells Avenue. We are excited to welcome back and feature the La Cucina Galbani Cooking Stage located at America Street and Atwells Avenue. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHEF DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
Enjoy over 80 food, art, and retail vendors along with games, and amusement rides. Listen to live entertainment on four different stages throughout the festival grounds. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Experience the flavors of over 25 Federal Hill restaurants that offer expanded seating as well as feature special menu items for the weekend. A sampling of participants includes Bacco Vino & Contorni, Trattoria Appia, Venda Ravioli, Saje Kitchen, Saint, Providence Oyster Bar, Don Joses, and OURS.
The festival date and times are:
- Friday, October 6th at 5 p.m. until midnight.
- Saturday to Sunday, October 7th – 8th 11 a.m. – midnight.
- Monday, October 9th, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
All four days of Festival Dean Street to Sutton Street along Atwells Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic.
This year’s Opening Ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th at the DePasquale Plaza stage. Our honorees this year are: Grand Marshall – Gene Valicenti – NBC 10, Vincent A. Cianci Civic Award – Peter Carvalhal, Legacy Award – Chris Morris – Antonellis Poultry and Federal Hill Foodie Ambassador – Barbi Jo DiMaria – 92 ProFM.
This year’s annual Columbus Day Festival Parade will take place on Sunday, October 8th at 11 a.m. The parade route is from Knight Street to Bradford Street along Atwells Avenue. This entire section of the avenue will be closed to vehicles during the parade time.
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About Federal Hill
The Federal Hill Commerce Association is dedicated to marketing the Federal Hill section of Providence as a vibrant destination to visit, live, work and operate a business. The FHCA endeavors to work with all the stakeholders on the hill including business owners, residents, city and state officials to consistently advocate for the needs of Federal Hill. Learn More!
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