The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts

History: From a Festival to a Cultural & Community Building Organization

The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts was born in 1967 out of Boston’s South End neighborhood. A small group of Puerto Rican pioneers, under the leadership of the late Jorge “Chico” Muñoz, became the first Festival Committee. The committee, along with the commitment of a countless number of community stakeholders, set out to create an event that would promote a sense of belonging and cultural affirmation for Puerto Ricans living across the Commonwealth. This first event took place in Blackstone Park, with approximately 2,500 in attendance. This launched the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts.

The Festival

The annual Puerto Rican Festival is our flagship event, bringing together people from all cultures and walks of life to celebrate and join our community. This three-day event will be held at Franklin Park on July 27 and 28, 2024.

It will consist of live performances by local and international artists, kiosks selling typical Puerto Rican food, local arts and crafts, mechanical rides, and a variety of activities for the entire family. It offers the opportunity for business partners to interact with the Hispanic community, including a Health Expo. The festival culminates with the Puerto Rican Parade, where the community showcases its culture through fabulous floats, colorful dance troupes, singers, dancers, and appearances by distinguished honorees.

Our proven ability to attract 50,000+ participants during the three-day celebration, coupled with this year’s outstanding program of events, musical bands, artists, and sponsors, makes the Festival the perfect venue to market and outreach to the fastest-growing ethnic population in New England and the United States.

Parade Information
Información del desfile

Festival location: Franklin Park

The parade sign-ups are now Open All paid registrants will receive a confirmation by

July 13th, 2024.

Please read Carefully as we have made many changes to our parade, it’s very important to read before registering and submitting payment!

These fees help us pay for Parade expenses & keep our events free to the public thank you. 

Ubicación de Festival: Franklin Park

Los registros del desfile ya están abiertos, todos los solicitantes de registro pagados recibirán una confirmación antes del 13 de Julio de 2024.

Estas tarifas nos ayudan a pagar los gastos del desfile y mantener nuestros eventos gratuitos para el público gracias.

Por favor lee toda la información, cambiamos unos cuantos detalles de nuestra Parada, es muy importante leer antes de someter su pago.

Registration Deadline Closes on June 30, 2024

El plazo de inscripción cierra el 30 de Junio de 2024

For More Information visit the website: Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts

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