This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Industries Banking on Your Columbus Day Weekend

City tourism

In certain corners of the country, that Columbus part of Columbus Day is still a huge deal.

In New York City, for example, 35,000 people still march in the city's Columbus Day Parade each year. Visitors still flood the city's Italian-American communities, where Columbus' Italian heritage is celebrated as (and debated, if you believe The Sopranos) as an extension of their own. Just about any parade in the city means huge business for surrounding street vendors, restaurants, shops, bars and other attractions, though.

The same holds true for San Francisco, where the Columbus Day Celebration and Italian Heritage Parade has taken place for more than 140 years. Denver hosts one of the largest Columbus Day parades in the country, while Boston's North End and Chicago hold their own marches. Miami even hosts a regatta for the occasion.

Again we'll note, however, that not everyone feels this is a day to be celebrated -- at least not for the reasons presented. As a counterweight to San Francisco's Columbus Day festivities, nearby Berkeley hosts Indigenous Peoples day -- giving its people the day off and hosting activities and events in recognition of Native Americans. Even San Francisco's Columbus Day visitors will get a reminder of the other side of the argument if they visit Alcatraz, which was occupied by Native American protesters from 1969 to 1971. Remnants of that occupation remain to this day.

In South Dakota, the state holiday that falls on Columbus Day is known as Native Americans Day. It still results in a day off, which would be great news this year for tourist-heavy Rapid City if the government ended its stalemate long enough to open Mount Rushmore to visitors. On that day, however, perhaps it would be better form to visit the nearby, non-federal Crazy Horse Memorial instead.
4 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $117.81 0.00%
FB $105.45 0.00%
GOOG $750.26 0.00%
TSLA $231.61 0.00%
YHOO $32.94 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,798.49 -14.90 -0.08%
S&P 500 2,090.11 +1.24 0.06%
NASDAQ 5,127.5250 +11.3820 0.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs