Columbus Day Celebrations in NJ


When the kids are off from school and you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, look no further than NJMOM. Columbus Day celebrations happen across the state and are accompanied by games, music and lots of Italian food. Whether you are celebrating the national holiday at a parade, festival or in some other way, make sure to tag #NJMOM in your pictures so we can see all of our #NJMOM adventures!

Columbus Day Italian Festival and Art Walk
Music, food and fun.. what more could you ask for? There will be music throughout the downtown, Italian Specialties Food Court and lots of Art to explore. You can watch the Best Meatball Contest, Pizza Eating Contest and Bocce Ball Cooking Demos.
October 1, time TBA
Down Business District, Spring Lake, NJ
For more information, call 732-449-0577

Columbus Day Parade and Street Festival
From food trucks to vendors and rides, the Columbus Day Festivities in East Rutherford are fun for the whole family. Beginning at different times each day, the Festival is a three day event that brings loads of people. There will be a parade on Saturday the 8th beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at the Festival.
October 7, 8 and 9
Herman Street and Paterson Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
For more information, call 201-460-3665

Jersey City Columbus Day Parade
Come enjoy all things Italian at the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade. Each year, the committee appoints Honorees for the parade who are residents who love their Italian heritage. There will be music, local Girl Scouts troops and so much more.
October 8 at 1 p.m.
Along Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Columbus Day Parade
Beginning at 2 p.m., come on down to the Sea Isle City American Club and enjoy the Columbus Day Parade. With marching bands, McGruff the Crime Dog and Eddie the Eagle, this parade is sure to be a hit with the little ones. The Italian Festival will also be taking place that day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
October 8 at noon
JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, NJ
For more information, call 609-263-6341

Columbus Day Parade
The town of East Hanover will be having a Columbus Day Parade for families to come and enjoy together. There will be all kinds of people and music during the parade. Immediately following, there will be rides and a food truck festival with music and tons of fun.
October 9 at 2 p.m.
Beginning at East Hanover Fire Department, East Hanover, NJ

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade
The 25th Annual Ocean County Parade is definitely not one to miss. There will lots of different people in the parade such as bands, visitors from Italy, other Italian fun. There is also a three day Italian Festival going on at the same place beginning on the 7th.
October 9 at 1 p.m.
Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ
For more information, call 732-477-6507


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