Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend

The Hooker Day Parade is a loose and spirited affair that marks the closest Hartford comes to its own Mardi Gras. It’s a celebration of creativity, fun and silliness held in honor of Thomas Hooker, a man who led his congregation through the wilderness in 1635 to settle in Hartford. An after party at Black Eyed Sally’s follows the colorful march, which begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in downtown Hartford. The parade is free.  Information here.

On the same day, the first Mayor Mike’s Classic Car Show will be from noon to 4 pm. at  301 Asylum in the lot across from Black Eyed Sally’s. The show is open to all years, makes and models. First 100 cars get a gift pack and trophies will be awarded. The winner of the People’s Choice gets to lead the 2015 edition of the Hooker Day Parade. Cost: $10 per car. The public admitted for free.  To register, call Chris Peters at 860-463-4888. More information here.

The gallery above is from last year's parade.

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