If you weren’t able to attend the parade, watch News 8’s coverage in the video below.
The parade stepped off Van Dyke Avenue near Colt Park. The 1.5-mile parade route continued down Van Dyke Avenue before connecting with Charter Oak Avenue. The parade continued from Main Street to Gold Street and Jewell Street, finishing at Bushnell Park.
Following the parade, thousands celebrated their Puerto Rican heritage at the Festival del Coqui in Bushnell Park.
The parade and festival were initially scheduled for Sept. 10, but event organizers decided to postpone it in solidarity with Hartford police and the City of Hartford after the death of Hartford Police Det. Robert “Bobby” Garten.