SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2018 — Applications are now up for the 2019 Queen Isabella and her Royal Court. Learn more about Queen Isabella and the Court on our website and apply online: https://sfitalianheritage.org/queen-court/
About the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade
The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans in the Bay Area.
While thousands of Italians and Italian-Americans attend and participate, the parade welcomes all. Marchers and onlookers represent the diversity of the Bay Area and include not only dozens of local Italian organizations and clubs, but also local elected officials, local businesses: Bank of America, Ghilotti Construction Company, UPS, Cole Hardware, Peroni, Metro Electric and Fernet and Scavengers Construction and performers including numerous local high school and community bands, and many more.
The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards, and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area.