Long Branch Mayor John Pallone and Parade Chairman, Joseph Mercadante are proud to announce the Long Branch Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 9.
The Columbus Day Parade has a long history in the City of Long Branch dating back to 1946, and therefore is the perfect setting for the parade because of the diverse nationalities that reside in this city.
This year’s Grand Marshal will Mario Silvestre owner and founder of the Long Branch Portuguese Club and also Mario’s Realty in West Long Branch. He was also one of the founders that formed the Portuguese School and the Lady of Fatima Chapel at the Long Branch Portuguese Club.
This year the parade will follow a route beginning at the Long Branch Middle School proceeding up Bath Avenue, right on Broadway and down Morris Avenue and back to Long Branch Middle School.
The parade will consist of several local high school bands, from Long Branch, Shore Regional, Monmouth Regional, Ocean, as well as other festival bands. There will also be motorcycles, antique cars, floats from area businesses, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, and Local, State and County Officials. For more information, please contact Joseph Mercadante at 732-233-7579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.