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The Events


Staged in over 75 cities worldwide since 1999.

The Artists


Painted by local artists, famous & unknown.

The Cause


Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations worldwide.

 The World’s Largest Public Art Event

CowParade is the largest and most successful public art event in the world. CowParade events have been staged in over 75 cities worldwide since 1999 including Chicago (1999), New York City (2000), London (2002), Tokyo (2003), and Brussels (2003). Dublin (2003), Prague (2004), and Stockholm (2004), Mexico City (2005), Sao Paulo (2005), Buenos Aires (2006), Boston (2006) Paris (2006), Milan (2007), Istanbul (2007), Margaret River, Australia (2010), Austin (2011) and North Carolina (2012).

  • It is estimated that over 100 million people around the world have seen one our famous cows.
  • Over $20 million have been raised through worldwide charitable organizations through the auction of the cows, which take place at the conclusion of each event.
  • Over 5,000 artists worldwide have participated in CowParade – professional and amateur, famous and emerging, young and old.

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CowParade Comes to Hartford!

CowParade comes to its capital city of Hartford, Connecticut in 2014 to celebrate its 15th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of The Hartford Courant.

About CowParade’s 15th Anniversary. That’s right. CowParade turns 15 this year. Beginning in Chicago in the summer of 1999, Cowparade has been to
over 75 cities around the world the past 15 years. Over 2,500 one-of-a-kind cows have been created by over 5,000 of the world’s finest artists, designers and craftsmen. Through the auction of the cows at the end of each event, CowParade has raised over $25 million to support over 100 non-profit organizations globally. To celebrate, we now bring the cows to the home capital city of CowParade – Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Click here for more about this exciting event.