SF’s 155th Italian Heritage Festival & Parade 2023
Fisherman’s Wharf | Jefferson and Taylor, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce its return to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 8, 2023 hosting vibrant crowds coinciding with San Francisco Fleet Week.
The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1868 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area.
Fisherman’s Wharf to Washington Square Park – The parade begins at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman’s Wharf and ends in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. It will feature Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and businesses.
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