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PHOTOS: 58th annual Columbus Day Parade in Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Many area residents weathered the rain Friday morning for the 58th annual Columbus Day Parade in Binghamton.

Hundreds came out to see the parade, Italian festival and live music. 

Marching bands from all over the Souther Tier participated.

Those in attendance say the bands were very impressive, despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions.

"It's sopping wet, and it's kind of hard to hold a slippery flag or a slippery instrument in the pouring rain but I think all the bands did very well considering...they didnt have ideal conditions, for a marching band," said Christa Holmes of Johnson City.

The parade began at 10 a.m. and ended just after 11 a.m. Friday.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October and marks Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America in 1492.

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