The Amistad Clowns started out the parade at approximately 6:15 pm.
Over the years the parade has evolved to have wide-ranging entries. This year we saw "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, dancing groups, people costumed as the Cuenca Lightrail, leaders from the America's including Obama, Castro, Rousseff, Maduro, Pope Francis, and Ecuador's own Correa who finished out the pack. Another interesting entry was a procession about a tailor which included women in fairy-tail costumes, a large float with a seamstress operating a giant sewing machine followed by at least 20 people dressed up as spools of thread and balls of yarn. It took up half a city block.