Since 1947, the Columbus Day Parade his drawn attention to the contributions of Italian-Americans in the United States and southeastern New England. 


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Get Involved


The Permanent Columbus Day Committee relies on the community’s financial help to make the parade a success each year. While many groups march for free, many others charge fees which we pay for with community provided donations.

The communities of Westerly and Stonington have provided donations for the last 70 years and any amount is greatly appreciated. We honor all of these people and businesses each year by marching behind the “Friends of Columbus” banner.

We also have two sponsorship levels available for community members wishing to donate $500.00 or more.

Corporate Sponsorship – $1,000.00
Band Sponsorship – $500.00

For specific information on each type of sponsoship, please contact Jeffrey or Beth Frenette at or

Donations of any type should be mailed to:

The Permanent Columbus Day Committee
P.O. Box 137
Westerly, RI 02891

We are looking for committed members to join the Parade Committee. Please contact Jeffrey Frenette at 401-932-0846 or

Thank You and we’ll see you at the parade!

Reserve Your 2018 Spot Now!

There’s still plenty of time to reserve a spot in the 2018 Westerly-Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade! Why wait! Click the button below to get started.


Watch last year’s parade from start to finish, courtesy of The Westerly Sun. 


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