Since 1985, The colorful Hispanic Parade is a showcase for Hispanic solidarity. It encourages the traditional values, music, costumes, and folklore of each participating country. Parade participants number over 10,000 and parade spectators exceed one million. There is extensive media coverage by way of live and delayed telecast, English and Spanish television, and live radio coverage. There is an impressive number of community contingencies, floats, marching bands and musical groups which provides a festive and lively mood to the parade.