Paseo Boricua: A Cultural and Historical Hub in Chicago

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Paseo Boricua, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, is a vibrant cultural corridor that serves as a testament to the rich heritage and enduring spirit of the Puerto Rican community in the city. Spanning a half-mile stretch of Division Street between Western Avenue and California Avenue, this area is not only a commercial and social hub but also a symbolic heart of Puerto Rican identity in Chicago. Background and History The story of Paseo Boricua is deeply intertwined with the broader narrative of Puerto Rican migration to the…

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Puerto Rican Parade of Chicago

About Our Fest Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas will traditionally be held in the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park located in “Puerto Rico Town” on Division Street where the Annual Puerto Rican Day People’s Parade will take place. After the parade you will flow right into the Festival & Carnival and continue the festivities! PUERTO RICAN FEST June 6 & 7 2024 4 PM – 10 PM​ June 8 & 9 2024 12 PM – 10 PM VENUE | HUMBOLDT PARK 2800 W. Division Street Chicago, IL 60622 Parade Day 46th Annual…

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25th Annual National Cuatro Festival

Tres Mujeres, Tres Estrellas Saturday, November 18, 2025 @ 7pm Harris Theater at Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL Welcome to the 25th Annual National Cuatro Festival! The Cuatro is regarded as the national instrument of Puerto Rico and is revered by the Puerto Rican community as an important part of our history. It is recognized and acknowledged as “our guitar” and holds important traditional and historical value. The Emmy Award-winning Annual National Cuatro Festival (NCF) is a unique music event that brings the best Cuatro musicians “Cuatristas”…

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Humboldt Park

History of Humboldt Park Humboldt Park is a vibrant and culturally-rich neighborhood located in the west side of Chicago, Illinois. The area’s history is deeply intertwined with the growth and development of the city, and it has played an important role in shaping the cultural landscape of Chicago. Humboldt Park is named after the large park in the center of the neighborhood, which was designed by William LeBaron Jenney in the late 19th century. The neighborhood of Humboldt Park has a long and diverse history. It was first settled by…

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Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas

Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas

Save the Date June 8-11 2023 Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas About Our Fest Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas will traditionally be held in the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park located in “Puerto Rico Town” on Division Street where the Annual Puerto Rican Day People’s Parade will take place. After the parade you will flow right into the Festival & Carnival and continue the festivities!

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40th Anniversary Puerto Rican Festival

40th Aniversary Puerto Rican Festival

Humboldt Park Chicago IL Saturday – Sunday September 24 and 25, 2022 by Division and California The Puerto Rican festival of Chicago is an inclusive nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting the culture, art, and values of the Puerto Rican community through a celebration of customs from the island to the diaspora while honoring ancestors, elders, traditions, and the work of the community. Experience the Puerto Rican festival music, food, art, entertainment & culture  

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29th Fiesta Boricua de Bandera a Bandera

Fiesta Boricua

Fiesta Boricua is one of the largest and most important branded festivals of the Latino community in the Midwest where the best musical, culinary, and artisan proponents of Puerto Rican culture is displayed. Now in its 28th year it continues to attract crowds of over 100,000 every year onto Division Street between Western Avenue and Mozart Street (Paseo Boricua). A summer event for the entire family and friends of all ages; people from the Chicagoland area and as far away as New York, Orlando and Philadelphia, including Puerto Rico make it…

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National Coquito Festival

National Coquito Festival 2021

A festive fusion of Coquito tastings made with rum. What better way to kick off the Holiday Season than by sipping on Puerto Rico’s favorite holiday drink while in good company, enjoying parranda live music and sampling good eats! National Coquito Festival December 3, 2022 6PM – 9Pm The National Coquito Festival is an annual holiday fundraiser for PRAA. Location Puerto Rican Arts Alliance 3000 N. Elbridge Chicago, IL 60618 Coquito (small coconut) is a rich, creamy coconut-based holiday drink with Puerto Rican origins. It is generally made with coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet…

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Africaribe

MISSION STATEMENT AfriCaribe is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research, promotion, and development of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean cultures through music, dance, theater, and other artistic media. HISTORY Created in 2000 by Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez, AfriCaribe provides Chicago with a means to celebrate the African influence in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean lands. Rodriguez’ vision came to fruition in the form of an umbrella organization providing educational and cultural programming through four main initiatives: An academy, in which professional dancers and musicians teach the traditional drumming and…

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