Glora Gemma Flames of Hope Event Oct. 1-2, 2022

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is excited to celebrate the 30th Annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill from October 7th – 10th, 2022. The festival takes place from Dean Street to Sutton Street along Atwells Avenue. This year’s festival will feature the La Cucina Galbani Cooking Stage each day located at America Street and Atwells Avenue. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHEF DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE

Guests can experience the tastes of over 25 Federal Hill restaurants that have expanded seating or are offering additional menu items. Some of the participants include Bacco Vino & Contorni, Zooma, Venda Ravioli, Saje Kitchen, Captain Louie’s, Federal Hill Taphouse, Don Joses, and Providence Oyster Bar. Check out dozens of food, art and retail vendors, games, and amusement rides. Listen to live entertainment on four different stages throughout the festival grounds. A full entertainment schedule will be announced soon.

The festival begins on Friday, October 7th at 5 p.m. until midnight. From Saturday to Sunday, October 8th ⁠–⁠ 9th the hours are 11 a.m. ⁠–⁠ midnight. And, on Monday, October 10th the hours are 11 a.m. ⁠–⁠ 8 p.m. Dean to Street to Lily Street along Atwells Avenue will be closed each day of the festival 

This year’s opening ceremony is at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th at the DePasquale Plaza stage. Our honorees this year are; Grand Marshall – Anthony Napolitano, Vincent A Cianci Civic Award – Frank DiBiase and Legacy Award to Alan Costantino.

On Sunday, October 9th the annual Columbus Day Parade kicks things off at 11 a.m. 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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Al Fresco on the Hill has returned! From May 13–October 1, 2022, each Friday and Saturday night Atwells Avenue becomes a lively European atmosphere with the majority of the Avenue closed to vehicle traffic. Experience dining Al Fresco style sitting right on the Avenue with 30 restaurants to choose from. Enjoy live entertainment while you sip, stroll, and people-watch along the Avenue.

Each participating restaurant accepts reservations and we recommend making them when possible. Dining on the Avenue takes place from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. each Friday and Saturday night. Sustained heavy rain will be the only reason to cancel the event.

Street Closure Information 

From Bradford Street to Dean Street along Atwells Avenue will be OPEN to vehicle traffic each night. Participating restaurants in this section will have parklets set up on the Avenue directly in front of their doors. From Dean Street to Lily Street along Atwells Avenue will be CLOSED to all vehicle traffic from 3:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Parking Information

We have over 1000 parking spaces available throughout the Avenue. Various restaurants have set up Valet Stations. We recommend asking them when making your reservation where they are located. Paid Valet Parking lots are available at 126 Spruce Street, 107 Federal Street, 57 Sutton Street, and 90 DePasquale Ave. Additional on-street parking is available throughout Federal Hill.

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Thank You!

This enjoyable European-style experience will play a vital role in the resurgence and continued operations of our restaurants and retailers on Federal Hill. We thank you for your support, patronage, and love of our “Little Italy”. Federal Hill is the heartbeat of Providence.

Participating Restaurants

Bacco Vino & Contorni
Bonanno Vinicola
Captain Lous Seafood
Constantinos Ristorante
Don Jose
Federal Hill Tap House
Harrys Burger Bar
Mambo Sushi
Pane e Vino
Providence Oyster Bar
Pure Lounge
Rock & Rye
Saje Kitchen
Scialo’s Brothers Bakery
South Beach
Trattoria Zooma
Venda Bar

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Explore Federal Hill!


Federal Hill is home to some of the best Italian food in the world, as well as a wide range of dining options from Cuban to Lebanese cuisine and more! See our list of restaurants and enjoy a night of dining on the Hill!


Find hotels, food catering, hair salons, tourist info, catering, and more on Federal Hill! See our list of business services offered.


Whether you are shopping the local grocery markets, bakery, or just stopping by for a cappuccino, Federal Hill, Providence is an experience like no other! Find out where you can shop or simply grab a coffee on the Hill.

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