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Details on Binghamton's 60th Annual Columbus Day Parade

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

City of Binghamton Mayor Rich David announcing details on Wednesday on the 60th Annual Columbus Day Parade, Tournament of Marching Bands and Italian Festival.

The festivities will kick of on Monday, October 14th at 9 a.m. with the raising of the Italian flag outside Binghamton City Hall. 

The parade will start at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Main and Arthur streets where it will head east down Main St toward downtown Binghamton. 

The parade will cross the Court Street Bridge and finish in front of the Broome County Courthouse.

"Year after year, Binghamton's Columbus  Day festivities bring people of all ages from across the region to downtown to celebrate the culture, traditions and accomplishments of our proud Italian-American community," said David. 

Six local high schools will participate in the annual Tournament of Marching Bands. They include high school bands from Binghamton, Northeast Bradford, Williamson, Athens, Whitney Point, Union Endicott, and Johnson City. 

The bands will compete before judges in the section of Court Street between Water Street and Gorgeous Washington Street. 

The Italian Festival is set to take place on Water Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.