The Connecticut Institute for Community Development (CICD) Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter is proud to announce that it will host its Annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade followed by its 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. This festival will bring the many sights, sounds and flavors of the Hispanic culture. In addition, the parade provides extensive media coverage and media sponsorships that will provide trade advertising. With an average attendance of 50,000 people, the Festival del Coqui will be the premier Hispanic event that will continue the tradition of promoting the Hispanic cultures that make Connecticut unique.
On April 24, 2012 Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and organizers of the 2012 Miss Puerto Rico of Hartford Pageant & 3rd Annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade held a press conference in the City Hall Atrium at 550 Main Street in Hartford. The event publicly introduced this year's Miss Puerto Rico-Hartford pageant contestants and outlined the planning of the highly anticipated 4th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.