The Chicago Columbus Day Parade starts at Noon at Columbus and Balbo Drive in Grant Park. Celebration Italian American Heritage the parade represents more than 65 organizations. Get out your Green white and red colors and join in the fun (or sail in on your ship).

Then you can check out some of the terrific Italian restaurants in downtown Chicago: Spiaggia, Quartino Ristorante, Italian Village, Maggianos Little Italy, Volare, Osteria Via Stato, Piccolo Sogno, Davanti Enotec, La Scarola and more.Columbus Day Parade - Chicago - October 14, 2013