In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue! He made four transatlantic journeys departing from Spain, attempting to find a new trade route to Asia, across a harsh and unforgiving sea. Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas and traded gold for his homeland. He was a brave and bright man, as the old rhyme goes, which is why we celebrate him every year!
On Sunday, October 7th, the mummers will march, during The Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade! Gather along the South Broad Parade route. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:15pm.
Just keep in mind that navigating South Philly might be a little difficult. Police advise that streets will be closed 11am- 4pm.
Below is a list of all closed streets:
- Broad from Washington to Bigler
- 1300 to 1500 blocks of Oregon
- 1300 to 1700 blocks of Washington