Organizers of West Hartford’s iconic Park Road Parade are reaching out to neighborhoods and organizations to make this year’s parade even more vibrant with a focus on ‘unique and fun’ entrants.
The Park Road Association invites the West Hartford community to sign up now for the 19th Annual Park Road Parade on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
This zany and wildly popular parade draws more than 7,000 people each year from West Hartford and beyond. You should be a part of it!
The Park Road Parade comprises about 100 contingents that include clubs, organizations, schools, churches, bands, neighborhood groups, sport leagues, clowns, businesses, antique cars, and public officials. Anything goes in this parade, from simple banners with marchers sporting the same t-shirt, to elaborate costumes, dance numbers and floats. Come join us!
Each year awards are given to: Best Float, Best Overall Performance, Best Costume, Best Musical Performance, and Best Community Spirit. Make your contingent the best it can be and win!
The parade begins at South Highland and Park Road and ends at South Quaker Lane and lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
The genesis of the parade started in 1998 as a celebration to a two-year road reconstruction and beautification project which bonded both businesses and residents of the area. Since then the parade has grown bigger and better.