Italian-German Parade coming to Spanish Springs Town Square next week

The Italian-German Parade steps off Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 3:15 p.m. and Villagers are invited to join their friends and neighbors for a celebration of rich traditions including music, food and entertainment.

Waves were aplenty during last year’s parade at Spanish Springs Town Square.

The event will be held at Spanish Springs Town Square and will feature a variety of groups, golf carts and floats. For more information, contact Resident Parade Committee member Peggy Carli at (352) 350-2798 or by email at You also can learn more at

Parades in The Villages previously were put on by The Villages Entertainment Department, which announced in 2012 that parades would be discontinued. That set off a furor among Villages groups that enjoyed taking part in the parades. Villagers appealed to the Amenity Authority Committee and a deal was initially struck to stage the Irish parade in March and the Italian and German parades in October. The Resident Parade Committee decided to combine the latter two parades and is hopeful Villagers will continue to embrace the concept for years to come.