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Columbus Day – No Whine Zone

by Maureen McCabe on October 9, 2008

For anyone visiting Columbus Ohio we are a NO Whine Zone on Monday October 13, 2008. Experience Columbus Days runs over the Columbus Day weekend throughout Central Ohio and through Monday.  Visit the Experience Columbus website for more details.  Columbus is a “No Whine Zone” on Columbus Day.

NOTE there is no Columbus Day Parade in Columbus Ohio.

I love a parade as much as the next person but….  No whining “where is the Columbus Day Parade in Columbus Ohio?” on Columbus Day.  Lots of offices in downtown Columus are closed on Columbus Day… If you need a parade to make your Columbus Day weekend complete you are going to have to go to the Columbus Italian Parade on Sunday afternoon!

There is a traditional Columbus Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in downtown Columbus on Monday, if you must have something traditional in downtown Columbus on Columbus Day.  Experience Columbus Days runs through Monday…. visit the Santa Maria….

A comment on my blog about Columbus Day 2007 :

“I am here from NYC and there there is a huge parade this is the largest city in America named for Columbus where’s the beef!?  no celebration? no festivities ? nothing in the Dispatch?”

The Columbus Italian Festival starts this Friday.  The Columbus Italian Festival runs through Sunday… Monday is Columbus Day.

St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church sponsors the Columbus Italian Festival yearly.  2008 is the 29th annual Columbus Italian Festival.  The event was moved in 2007 to coincide with the Columbus Day Weekend, which is celebrated as Experience Columbus Days in Columbus Ohio.

Simply Italian is the theme for 2008

  • live entertainment
  • open-air markets
  • Italian dancing
  • children’s area (zona bambini)
  • Italian food
  • pizza cook-off
  • cooking demonstrations
  • American-Italian Idol vocal contest
  • bocce ball tournaments
  • big screen TVs for sporting events (OSU etc.) bring your couch potato
  • historical display on Christopher Columbus
  • Columbus Italian Parade – Sunday, October 12th, 2008 @ 2pm <—-  PARADE
  • Conversational Italian Instruction FREE

and more….

St. John the Baptist Church is located at  720 Hamlet St, Columbus, Ohio, in the Italian Village neighborhood. Italian Village is a nice place to visit for me.

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1 Allan October 11, 2008 at 02:37 pm

No Whine Day! Great idea, especially with all this market turmoil recently. People need to relax and focus on the positive. How is business? I’m sure things are tough, but if you’re in it for the long haul, you should be fine. :)

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