The annual Columbus Day Weekend Italian Festival returns to Seaside Heights from Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th, with the 30th Annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade on Sunday.

The festival takes place along Grant Ave in Seaside Heights, between Ocean Terrace and W Central Ave, and features a variety of delicious food and Italian specialties, craft and merchandise vendors, and entertainment.

The festival is highlighted by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, Oct 10th, kicking off at 1pm. The parade marches down Boulevard and features marching bands, floats, antique cars, and various organizations and groups.