2019 Park Road Parade
You should be part of the excitement!
The Park Road Association invites the West Hartford community to sign up now for the 21st Park Road Parade on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
This zany and wildly popular parade draws over 7,500 people each year from West Hartford and beyond. You should be a part of it!
The Park Road Parade comprises about 700 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.
Congratulations to our 2018 Winners
Best Float: Friends of Feeney (Wolcott School)
Best Overall: Calvary Fellowship
Best Musical performance: Hartt School of Music, Brazilian Samba Band
Best Costume: CT Peruvian Art and Craft (CT Arte Y Cultura Peruana)
Best Community Spirit: Nepalese Association of CT
Photos by Hunter Marotto & Ronni Newton