Celebrating 25 years of Italian Culture and Heritage, Newport Festa Italiana‘s 2019 Columbus Day Parade stepped off at St. Joseph Church on Broadway at noon today. make its way up Memorial Boulevard to the Columbus Statute for closing ceremonies.

What’s Up Newp was there to Facebook Live the event.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).