How can you donate or sponsor the parade?

We have many opportunities to sponsor or donate to the event:

  • Sponsor the parade
  • Sponsor a float in the parade
  • Donate money
  • Donate products like wine, raffle prizes etc

To receive more information on becoming a sponsor or donor, please contact us at

Italian Heritage Parade Entry Application

Parade Date:

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Start Time:

12:30 pm

Parade Route:

1.3 miles – Start at Beach Street and Jefferson Street. Proceed west on Jefferson Street to Leavenworth Street to Columbus Avenue to Stockton Street to Vallejo Street to Columbus Avenue to Filbert Street.

Parade Entries:

Required to be entertaining, creative, and exciting. We welcome bands, drill teams, dance teams, equestrians, comical groups, etc. Think out of the box! We can help you with ideas. Spectators want to be entertained and they will remember a unique, fun, entertaining entry. Please read general parade guidelines below. Respond early to be considered for placement in our parade.


San Francisco, California – Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach

Parade organizers will approve applicants. Notification of acceptance will be emailed.

Parade Application Form

  • Type of Entry

  • You vision as to how it will look in the parade. Describe the float theme, decorations, music. etc.
  • Limit 6 horses per entry
  • Does your entry have music or sound?
  • Are any vehicles required to accompany this entry?
  • If YES for music or sound, please describe:
  • If YES on additional vehicle, how many? Describe:

  • Entry Description

    Please provide a complete description of the entry. Up to five sentences. Provide good script that would be used for parade announcers.
  • I/we hereby understand and agree to accept the risk of bodily injury and/or property damage which I/we may incur or cause a third party to incur as a result of my/our participation in the Italian Heritage Parade. With this understanding, I/we further agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless the Columbus Day Celebration, Inc., City and County of San Francisco, its Boards, its Commissions and their respective officers, agents, contractors and employees from and against any and all claims, losses, injuries, suits and judgments arising from, or in connection with/my successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators, and any other persons or entity’s who/which may have a claim based on my/our personal injuries and/or property damage. I/we further understand and agree that this save harmless and indemnification shall apply to and all facilities that the Columbus Day Celebration, Inc., City and County of San Francisco may own and/or control. I/We understand that segments of the media will be present at the parade and I/We grant an unconditional release for all rights of publications, press, radio and television present and future, along with all video and photographic rights by virtue of their appearance. Furthermore, I/we have read and agree to abide by the Italian Heritage Parade guidelines and rules, as shown in the pages provided and those to be presented with the participant’s information package if my unit is accepted.
  • Please read Entry Requirements and Guidelines before submitting.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



Parade Awards

Parade Guidelines