Scenes From Sunday's Italian Heritage Parade

Scenes From Sunday's Italian Heritage Parade
Photos: Geri Koeppel/Hoodline
By Geri Koeppel - Published on October 12, 2015.

The 147th Italian Heritage Parade entertained crowds on Sunday as it wound through the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach. More than 90 units—the most ever—were featured as part of the city's oldest civic event, which was established in 1868.

Marching bands, floats, vintage cars, equestrians and more entertained an estimated 150,000 along the parade route. Columbus Avenue cafes set up additional tables and chairs lining the street so people could dine and drink while watching the festivities. Candy, bead necklaces and loaves of bread (courtesy of Boudin Bakery) were thrown to outstretched hands.

Neighbors greeted neighbors, and many also enjoyed the North Beach Bazaar and the Ferrari display in Washington Square Park, which ran simultaneously nearby.