Officials determined late Friday morning that due to the forecast of steady, and possibly heavy rain on Saturday morning, Oct. 7, the Park Road Parade has been canceled for 2023. There is no rain date. This is the second year in a row that the parade has been canceled due to rain. [Updated, Oct. 6, noon]
Although the annual Park Road Parade has been canceled due the forecast of rain on Saturday, Oct. 7, organizers are urging the community to please consider patronizing businesses on Park Road that will have special events and special offers all day.
The following are the available activities/specials events”
PLAYHOUSE ON PARK TOURS: 9 a.m.-noon
Stop by the Playhouse on Park and take a tour of the theatre (including back stage areas). Learn a little bit about the history of the space and what’s happening now. When you arrive, head on in and tell the box office you are here for a tour.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN (ABRIDGED): 2 p.m. and 8 p.ml.
Stop by and purchase $15 tickets ONLY for performances occurring on Saturday, Oct. 7 (2 p.m. or 8 p.m.). Cash only; based on availability. Seats are generated by the ticketing system and cannot be chosen by the customer.
PLAN B BREAKFAST SPECIAL, Starting at 9 a.m.
Plan B will open at 9 a.m. for breakfast. Menu items include breakfast burger, breakfast sandwich and French toast. Beverages include Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Expresso Martinis.
SMOKE PUBLIC HOUSE
Free Hot Chocolate for children starting at 10 a.m.! Followed by an ALL DAY “Happy Hour” starting at noon. Specials include Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Marias, and Bellinis. Come for our breakfast sandwiches and omelets (pulled pork, Philly Steak or veggie) and Corn Bread French Toast.
JOEY’S PIZZA PIE, Opens at 10:30 a.m.
Joey’s will be opening early! Pizza slices will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.
EFFIE’S PLACE FAMILY RESTAURANT, Music: noon-1 p.m.
Singers from Playhouse on Park will perform from noon- 1 p.m. Songs will include a variety of kid friendly songs, show tunes and Disney songs.
THE VILLAGE – SECOND CHANCE SHOP
Enjoy 23% off entire store plus water and treats! We’re located at 175 Park Road.
RIVER BEND BOOKSHOP
Visit the Book Mobile out in front of the Bookshop at 161 Park Road.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Park Road Association will host its most cherished community event, the Park Road Parade. This fun-filled, one-of-a-kind community event is one of the region’s most popular fall traditions, celebrating all that is special about Park Road, West Hartford and beyond.
Visit the parade website for more information.
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