Ciao St Louis would like to announce that the organization will be presenting Festa Italiana and 150th Anniversary of the Columbus Day Parade in St. Louis MO. There have been a number of requests for information on participating in this years parade.
This year’s Parade and Festa Italiana are on: Sunday, October 1, 2017
For safety and traffic concerns, there will be a change in the parade route. The parade will turn left of Daggett from Marconi and continue to Berra Park. This will make it easier for people traveling to and from the Hill area.
Festa Italiana will be at Berra Park following the parade. There will be live entertainment, food, drinks and games.
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Italians and Italian-Americans make up a substantial part of the Saint Louis metropolitan region. For over a century, immigrants from the Italian peninsula have made their way to Saint Louis making a profound impact on our civic life and cultural identity. They brought with them their unique traditions and values which still continue to exercise a significant influence over their lives. Without full recognition of the role played by Italian immigrants, the history of Saint Louis would undoubtedly be incomplete. Today the Italian community is extremely diverse. Some families have resided here for four or even five generations. Others have just arrived. They have come for employment, to study at one of our many universities, or simply because they married a Saint Louisan.
Viva l’Italia! Viva Saint Louis!