Saturday, October 06 2012 - 1:00 pm
Sea Isle City, NJ
Sea Isle City’s 5th Annual Italian Festival and 22nd Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Oct. 6, sponsored by Mayor Leonard Desiderio and his family. Both events will highlight Sea Isle’s rich Italian heritage. However, before the festival and the parade begin, the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club’s Women’s Auxiliary will host a Flea Market in front of their headquarters on JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge) between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sea Isle’s 2012 Columbus Day Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Italian American Club on JFK Boulevard with a wide variety of participants, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, representatives of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department (including Dodge the Horse and the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Explorers), fire engines and other rescue vehicles, floats, mascots, representatives from local businesses and organizations, County and Municipal dignitaries, the members of Sea Isle’s 2012 “Italian Royal Family” and others. The parade route will run along JFK Boulevard, then turn right (south) onto Landis Avenue before culminating at 63rd Street, where the City’s Italian Festival will be in full swing at KIX McNutleys.
This year’s Italian Festival will take place between 10:00 a.m. and Dusk, featuring a variety of craft and specialty vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations, and representatives from the Cento Food Corporation, who will offer free gifts. Festival-goers will also enjoy the event’s 2nd Annual Cannoli-Eating Contest and an award ceremony honoring this year’s Italian Royal Family and parade grand marshals.
For more information about Sea Isle City’s 22nd Annual Columbus Day Parade and 5th Annual Italian Festival – or to learn how you can become a vendor at the festival – phone (609) 263-4461, extension 230. To learn more about the Italian American Club’s Flea Market, phone 263-0700.