Pleasant outdoor temperatures, autumn foliage and ethnic pride for Italian-Americans. That’s the tradition for the Columbus Day Parade in Greater New Haven, which was held in Hamden last year and East Haven the year before that.
This year’s march, the largest of its kind in New England, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Captain Thomas Boulevard and flows up Campbell Avenue to Center Street and Savin Avenue. The two-hour parade, which rotates among six municipalities, was previously held in West Haven in 2011 and 2006.