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Columbus Day Activities for the Holiday Weekend

Posted by Caroline Fallon on Oct 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM


Before the holidays begin and life starts to get very hectic, it’s a great idea to take one last weekend to relax and just enjoy some fun time with your family and friends. A long weekend is a great time to check out something you may have never done before. With Columbus Day coming up and many people having a long weekend, check out some of the most fun Columbus Day activities anyone can enjoy. You’re bound to have a great weekend with any of these ideas.

Best Columbus Day Activities to Check Out


Columbus Day Parade

On Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue you’ll find colorful floats and exciting musical performances. With around one million spectators and 35,000 marchers, the parade goes from 44th Street to 72nd Street. You’ll be able to listen and enjoy both high school and professional marching bands perform, along with traditional folk groups for the entirety of the parade. This is the biggest American-Italian culture celebration in the world. 

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

This Columbus Day activity is located on the Upper West Side of New York City at the American Museum of Natural History. There, you can visit 45 different museum halls, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, special exhibits, giant-screen films, and a space show. On Columbus Day weekend, tickets are available onsite or online. You can purchase passes to the discovery room, visit the Sackler Educational Laboratory to meet scientists and members of the museum can even take a field trip to the moon.


Columbus Day Yacht Party 

Hosted by Icon Celebrity Events from October 13, 10 p.m.- October 14, 3 a.m., this Columbus Day Yacht Party will let you enjoy multiple hours of 360-degree views of NYC with two floors of live DJ’s and great food. You can buy a table and different packages that include bottles of different alcohols and you can even celebrate a birthday. Located at 2430 FDR Drive Service Road, NY, New York, this yacht party is a good way to spend the last few days of the warmer weather on the water partying the night away.

These Columbus Day activities will be fun for whatever mood you’re feeling. Grab the people you want to spend time with most and check out something you’ve yet to do.

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