A heavy rain did not dampen the attendees' enthusiasm to don their finest hand-woven headwear.
Some tourists trailed behind the parade floats, dancing along to the drumming and singing street musicians that participated in the event.
The weather did not deter other visitors, who came out and stood under umbrellas to watch the 30-some floats go by and enjoy the grand folk show that was held in this district for the third consecutive year.
By a little after one in the afternoon the Parade of a Thousand Hats had reached the main stage, where each of the institutions and delegations from different communities in the district of La Pintada were applauded for their beautiful floats.
Deputy Dana Castañeda, creator of the festival, headed up the parade from the La Pintada Police Station. She was accompanied by Omar Castillo, the flag bearer and Deputy Economy Minister, and former president of the Republic, Mireya Moscoso, who stated that her friend Castañeda had invited her to attend this splendid folkloric event.