Annual Colombian American Parade
Based on 2000 US Census
figures, 90 thousand Rhode Islanders (8.7 percent of the state’s population)
claim Hispanic ancestry. The Blackstone River Valley cities of Pawtucket and
Central Falls have the second highest concentration of Hispanics living in
Starting at 12 noon, participate in the Annual Colombian American Parade
and Festival on the grounds of the Slater Mill Historic Site and along
Roosevelt Avenue, Downtown Pawtucket, RI.
This FREE public event has a
colorful parade of marchers and ethnic entertainment, food and vendors.
The festival coincides with
the annual international celebration of Colombian Independence Day, which
occurs on July 20.
Colombia is the
26th largest nation
the fourth-largest country in South America.
For more details
on the celebration call the Slater Mill Historic Site at 401-725-8638 or go
to the web at
Sunday . 22 July, 2007 . 12-6PM
Heritage Independence Festival
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Stater Mill will proudly host this annual festival which follows
the parade beginning in Central Falls. Entirely produced and
presented by the Colombian-American Cultural Society, this event
draws over 4,000 people to our site and is a great family event.
Celebrate the area's Colombian-American citizens and culture by
listening to music from local musicians, sampling the various
foods being sold and browsing through the many tents set up by
vendors in the park at Slater Mill.