Bridgeport residents celebrate Columbus Day despite wet weather

Bridgeport held its 108th annual Columbus Day Parade Sunday afternoon in spite of the rainy weather.

Bridgeport held its 108th annual Columbus Day Parade Sunday afternoon in spite of the rainy weather.

Bridgeport held its 108th annual Columbus Day Parade Sunday afternoon in spite of the rainy weather. (10/9/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport held its 108th annual Columbus Day Parade Sunday afternoon in spite of the rainy weather.

Bands came from as far away as Virginia to take part in the celebration.

Organizers say it was inspirational that so many people turned out despite the bad weather. 

The parade ended at Micalizzi's Italian Ice Shop, where a festival was held to commemorate the occasion.

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