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Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade and Festival on June 14

Date : May 31, 2014

Puerto Rican People's Day

The annual celebration of all things Puerto Rico is one of the largest Latin events in the nation and is held in Chicago’s landmark and majestic Humboldt Park. It features four days of fun, food, and festivities.

Drawing crowds from all over the Midwest, this community-wide gathering celebrates a rich culture with lively music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts & crafts, carnival rides and much more.

And on Saturday, June 14, the fest will be the epicenter for lots of merriment following that day’s Puerto Rican People’s Parade on Division Street which steps off at 2:00 p.m. at Division and Western Avenue.

The Puerto Rican Parade Committee is the oldest existing Puerto Rican organization in the City of Chicago. The committee was founded in 1965 by a group of Puerto Rican visionary leaders with the mission of better representation and greater opportunities for the Hispanic community and bringing to others in the city awareness of the presence of our culture. The Puerto Rican Parade Committee produces some of the largest Hispanic events in Illinois and the Midwest. These events provide corporate sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity to market their company, product, brand and services to a potential Hispanic audience of more than one million people through extensive media exposure. 

 

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