Federal Hill Columbus Day logo Oct 2024

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is excited to celebrate the 38th 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.

Columbus Day Festival photos, Federal Hill, Providence, RI

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.

Street Closures:

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.

The annual Renaissance Wine & Galbani Cheese Tasting returns Saturday, October 7th from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the La Cucina Galabani Chef Demonstration tent. Located by 312 Atwells Avenue, the tent will feature 70 different wines to taste as well as various cheeses from Galabani.
This is the only event that requires a ticket and you must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are available at Renaissancewinefestival.com.

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

Entertainment Schedule Columbus Festival 2023

Stage 1 De Pasquale Avenue

Friday Oct. 6
Kelly Lennon– 6pm-10pm

Saturday Oct. 7
DJ Eddie the Fixer 12pm-4pm
Bobby Justin 6pm-10pm

Sunday Oct 8
Ambrosiani 1pm-5pm
D Train Jazz 6pm-10pm

Monday Oct 9
Steve Anthony 1pm-5pm

Stage 2 Dean St. & Atwells Ave.

Friday Oct. 6
Dan Tuirok 6pm-10pm

Saturday Oct. 7
DJ Al Turchetta 1pm-4pm
Roger Ciresi 6pm-10pm

Sunday Oct. 8
DJ Al Turchetta 1pm-4pm
Dyan Kane 6pm-10pm

Monday Oct. 9
Joe Cariglia 1pm-5pm

Stage 3 Sutton St. & Atwells Ave.

Friday, Oct. 6
Second to None – 6pm-10pm

Saturday, Oct. 7
Encore Opera – 1pm-3pm
Phil Pinto All or Nothing 6pm-10pm

Sunday, Oct 8
DJ Eddie the Fixer 1pm-4pm
KG Express 6pm-10pm

Monday, Oct 9
Robert Black 1pm-5pm

Media Inquiries

For Media Inquiries, please contact Rick Simone at Rick@egnllc.com.

For Vendor Inquiries, please email Federalhillri@gmail.com

Previous Columbus Day Festivals

  • Photo 25th Anniversary Columbus Day Festival Federal Hill Providence RI FHCA